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Sixties Swingers: Special ’63s celebrate 50 years of cool

Corvette’s split rear window treatment lasted just one memorable year.

It’s hard to say why the industry peaks in certain years with design and engineering trends, but there’s little doubt 1963 was a time for special cars. More »

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Tip-top convertible roof installation

Upholstery professional D. Chase begins removing the convertible top of a 1984 Buick Riviera, noting how the top was originally installed in order to reinstall it in the same manner. The location of holes, staples, studs and glue are all noted and photographed.

Not all cars are equal, nor are their convertible tops. No-frills cars are likely to have relatively simple tops, but luxury cars often have more complicated tops, such as the roof covering on the featured 1984 Buick Riviera convertible. Installing one of these tops is no easy task, so replacement of this top was trusted to a professional, D. Chase of Chasin’ Perfection. More »

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