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Any of you ever seen a top like this? #742116
October 28th 2018 11:58 am
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I haven't.

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Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: Dyno_Dave] #742119
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I have. I've got a hat that looks just like hers.....

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Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: Dyno_Dave] #742122
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Totally custom, mount a .50 cal in it and call it a day.


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Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: Dyno_Dave] #742125
October 28th 2018 7:56 pm
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Seriously, there were a couple of companies made those for all 60's big three. They were called turtle tops no matter who made 'em.

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Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: Dyno_Dave] #742129
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So that is not a turtletop. That was first called a calthorpe top and then came over and was used by big three as conversion from travel equipment corp in Indiana. Tec changed later to a straight up top with fabric skirt. Turtle top was separate company that was fiberglass

Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: Dyno_Dave] #742130
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Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: Dyno_Dave] #742132
October 28th 2018 11:49 pm
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Mr toni is right but, Dave if you ask an old timer if he's ever seen a TEC top on a van he'll said, "A what?"
But if you ask him if he's ever seen a turtle top on an early van he'll say, "Sure, they were around in the 60's."
In the day they were referred to genetically as a turtle top because of their appearance.



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Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: CatFish] #742153
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Originally Posted by CatFish
I have. I've got a hat that looks just like hers.....

laugh


I thought that was a lampshade.



Originally Posted by CatFish
Mr toni is right but, Dave if you ask an old timer if he's ever seen a TEC top on a van he'll said, "A what?"
But if you ask him if he's ever seen a turtle top on an early van he'll say, "Sure, they were around in the 60's."
In the day they were referred to genetically as a turtle top because of their appearance.


Got it. I likely would have thought it was home made.

Re: Any of you ever seen a top like this? [Re: Dyno_Dave] #742154
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Never seen one of those lol


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