Top Replacement 67 Dart

Convertible A-Body Mopar

  1. Dana67Dart

    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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    Just started removing the top in preparation for replacement.

    Found some interesting things.

    The most interesting so far is that two people put the top on. One on each side.

    Each had his own style. Driver's side neat and clean, Passenger side sloppy and random.

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  2. Dana67Dart

    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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    Some more photos
    52 years is hard on some materials, others look brand new. 20191012_114106.jpg
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    Top has been down for over a year and it is sooooo brittle

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    Learned the hard way ... There are small acorn nuts behind the screws to remove the trim to remove the top. Two have been lost to the depths of an inner fender well.

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    Forgot to mention.... No rust to speak of.
     
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    • 4spdragtop

      4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA!

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      I've got the same thing to do on my 69 cuda eventually. Not looking forward to it. Hook a small hose into end of shop vac hose and fish around fender well?? Might get them back?
       
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      • SIX225

        SIX225 Well-Known Member

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        Need to do mine too. Bought a top and keep trying to talk my self into doing it my self. Keep us posted with pics and how it goes.
         
      • Dana67Dart

        Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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        There are foam tabs and strips between the bolt on tach strip that goes under the apron they are reproduced and available from Detroit muscle. AMD lists it but we're out of stock. My car had black along the back and white squares on the sides, the kit is all white, ( the black in the kit is for windshield trim)

        Mopar A Body 67-69 Convertible Top Foam Gasket Set

        Found that the seam in the drip catch channel was not sealed well, and there are two slots that are wide open to the trunk. If the car is on an incline water can get up to the slots and leak into the trunk.

        Also the trunk hinge support is sealed where it meets the wheel tub, making a perfect water catch, explains why the are typically rusted out there.

        On the 67 there is a molded rubber seal that goes on after the front of the top wraps around the header, then a metal trim strip goes on then the header weather seal goes on.

        Interesting markings on the top. It looks like "12-8 5-? DART"

        If the 12-8 is a date than the 8 is probably a 6 but smudged. as this is from a 67 Dart built in Feb 67


        OR

        it is 12-8 as in December 8th

        5-? I have no idea


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