Convertible Top retainer

Convertible A-Body Mopar

  1. Rick C

    Rick C Member

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    Can anyone post a photo of the location for the two plastic lock retainers that lock the top down when it is folded in the well? Thanks.
     
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    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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    Are you looking for info on a 65 mustang?

    Need a bit more info...

    Year?
    Car?
    Manual or power top?
     
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    • Rick C

      Rick C Member

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      No Mustang. The car is a 1968 Barracuda with power top.
       
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        Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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        I am not aware of any plastic retainers in 67 thru 69. Can you post a photo of the area you are referring to.
         
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        This is the retainer. My 71 Cuda had them but my 68 doesn't. I cannot figure out where they would attach. Convertible top retainer.JPG
         
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        Don't have them on mine.
         
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          Not on mine either
           
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            The part looks very familiar. But I think I have seen it on ebay a bunch.

            The closest thing is the hook on the top dust cover that hooks to the top mechanism when the top is down and the cover is on.

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          • Jim Lusk

            Jim Lusk Well-Known Member

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            Those are on manual top cars, as I understand it. Power top cars don't need a retainer.
             
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            My 64 is a manual top and they are attached to brackets. Definitely needed on a manual top otherwise it raises up partially on its own.

            Who sells that MD8061 part? One of mine is broken.
             
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              66Dvert Working on my custom car parts again! FABO Gold Member

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            • Jim Kueneman

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              If you buy that from Classic let me know how it works. It looks like the ones I got from Laysons and it did not catch well and it ended up flowing and deforming.

              So you have a good one still? Can you take a photo of it? I just sent out a model to have a prototype of one for my '63. After a bit of testing and any changes I plan to get a few printed in nylon and see if they hold up. If that is a fail then @66vert can CNC machine them out of a nylon block. Keep us posted on if these work for you or not.

              Jim
               
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