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Bow hold-down support

#1 Post by Bruce Smith » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:55 pm

Could someone provide a good photo with these cabriolet top bow hold down supports installed? Thanks.
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Re: Bow hold-down support

#2 Post by jay darlington » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:32 pm

yes, I would like to see also. i'm also in need of 2 of them, i can't seem to find anyone with any in stock. if anyone has dimensions I would make some.
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Re: Bow hold-down support

#3 Post by Bruce Smith » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:18 pm

I've had a back-order with Stoddard for a while, not sure when they'll have them. Let me know if you make some, Jay.
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Re: Bow hold-down support

#4 Post by Douglas Madsen » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:07 pm

Those in need of the hold down should call Augustine at Autos International (972) 742-6618. I just spoke to him (he is just finishing up my new
Cab top). Autos International has been making their own hold downs for customers who need them, and he said it was okay to pass this info
onto the group.

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Re: Bow hold-down support

#5 Post by SPIKE JONES » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:48 pm

Douglas
I have a new top which needs to be put on my "58 cab, I am also in Texas.
Did you send your top to Autos International?
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#6 Post by Douglas Madsen » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:20 pm

Spike,
Yes, I removed the top, packed it in a strong cardboard box, and sent it to them via UPS ($377 including ins) in July. They stripped and painted the frame, made a new top with padding, and a matching headliner. I just received pictures today of my top on their jig. They will have it finished this week, and UPS it back to me. I will have it back together in time for Flagstaff.

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#7 Post by Brad Ripley » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:43 pm

The conv top bracket, NLA-561-752-00, is presently in the design stage with the CAD work done and with the vendor building tooling. This new production will exactly conform to original, especially with regard to the angle of the threaded part. Delivery is expected in 30 - 60 days. Watch the Stoddard and Stoddard NLA websites for info.

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#8 Post by Bruce Smith » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:16 pm

Brad Ripley wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:43 pm
The conv top bracket, NLA-561-752-00, is presently in the design stage with the CAD work done and with the vendor building tooling. This new production will exactly conform to original, especially with regard to the angle of the threaded part. Delivery is expected in 30 - 60 days. Watch the Stoddard and Stoddard NLA websites for info.
Thanks Brad! I'll use Autos International as a backup plan. Spike - Autos intl. did my cabriolet top this spring. They did an exceptional job.
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#9 Post by jay darlington » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:20 pm

just called Autos International and they have them, 230.00 a pr. everyone else sells them for around 13.00 ea. IF they had them, quite a difference. I'm wondering if anyone has one with striped threads or something that I could use for a pattern to make some. if anyone has the size of the material and the thread size that would help. I can free hand it from the picture. it would be nice to have a copy to make a die from to form the bend.
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#10 Post by Bruce Smith » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:09 pm

$230 can't be right. Are you sure they're talking about the same thing?
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#11 Post by jay darlington » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:42 pm

I ask several times if he was correct he had a lady look it up on there computer to verify he was correct. i'm going to call to tomorrow and ask again, he may have misunderstood what it was I wanted. i'll get back.
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Re: Bow hold-down support

#12 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:58 pm

I bet that is for chicken wings. Thread size is 6x1 mm and the hole is for a 6mm bolt

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#13 Post by jay darlington » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:47 pm

just talked to them again and I think Martin was is right. I have 2 coming my way 20.00 a pr. there part no. is 356RSTD.
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Re: Bow hold-down support

#14 Post by Spencer Harris » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:11 pm

Bruce Smith wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:55 pm
Could someone provide a good photo with these cabriolet top bow hold down supports installed? Thanks.
'58 cab with later-style zip-out window.
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Re: Bow hold-down support

#15 Post by SPIKE JONES » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:03 pm

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback on cab top installation.
Spencer, the new top I have for my '58 cab is the zip-out window style.
Who did yours?
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