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68 Vette

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MrStitch restores a 1968 Corvette Convertible top frame and installs new cloth top
Corvette carpet kit and pad installation

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See the project pictures as we do the update for this Corvette Roadster owned by Lou Turpen

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1st remove the old nasty top and inner tack strips

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See the rust on the frame not seen with the old top removed

mrstitch washed the metal frame with KMP # hwd1 metal cleaning detergent that is brushed on to remove the surface rust then coated with Sem Promax XRP#64013  Next coated the frame with Sem Trim Black #39143

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Next install the inner tack strips from Alknock

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Next the mrstitch™front header panel mod

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the metal is thin and has many dents that will show if we just cover it like other shops would
See other vette tops without the foam mod thin and cheesee is their look!

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Next install the alknock top supplied by customer Lou Turpen
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We had to Stop the installation!  top has many seam problems! Plus the hidem binding was all kinked
Need replacement top immediately to make the due date for completion

Customer had a 2nd top that alknock sent that was the real deal not some top that was returned by another shop as a blem!
We removed the scag top and reinstalled the new assembly that looks really nice!

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Carpet and Pad install new thick sound and heat pad for floor sections,plus rear section not supplied by kit

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See the oem look of the ASC carpet kit installed
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Next the 1968 corvette goes to Hudson Automotive to get a Tune Up!
Get your Corvette top at www.alknock.com


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