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Old 07-01-2009, 07:06 PM
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Default Company Who Stocks Golde Top Parts!!

Here is a follow up on my post below. First of all, I want to tell you that, after sending ASL Auto pictures of the wind bar for the '60 Tbird, they wrote back and said this...

SORRY WE DONT HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT. YOU CAN TRY GREENS OBSOLETES FORD PARTS IN OHIO 513-731-3304 ASK FOR TONY. WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN STOCK NOS GOLDE CABLES, GLASS PANELS, STEEL PANELS, SEALS, TRACKS, ETC. WE BELIEVE THESE PARTS WILL FIT GOLDE SUNROOFS INSTALLED FROM 1965-1978. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REQUEST.

She also told me that they thought their parts would fit the '60 Tbird too. Sooo, once again, an attempt to locate someone who has the wind bar and components in stock has not borne fruit, unfortunately. I know of only ONE wind bar for sale in this country, and you can talk with John Draxler about that. The person who used to make them no longer does, so I am told.

I tried to call Greens Obsolete Ford Parts in Ohio but caught them closed.

The lady I was talking with at ASL Auto told me that they acquired all the parts from American Sunroof. However, they did not, apparently, get any wind bar and parts from them. So this led me to thinking that just maybe Ford was putting the wind bars on as the Golde Tops went down the line to be finished. Sooo, I called Bob Oeschger! Here is what he told me...

"Initially, when a Golde Top was scheduled for production, those cars were DRIVEN up the street to the American Sunroof company, the U.S. division of the Golde Company. There, they cut out the roof, and installed the sunroof in the car. When they were finished, they were driven back to the Wixom plant, just down the street, and placed in line for final finishing. When they got the car back from American Sunroof, the wind bar was already installed on the car. It was not something they put on it...

Later, Ford made a change to things and started manufacturing the hardtops with a cut out roof panel for those Tbirds scheduled to become Golde Tops. They also strengthened the roof he said. A company called Bosco now was involved in providing the sun roof to be installed. The sun roof would come in what Bob called "The Suitcase". Each one had a sun roof in it ready for installation. The installation was done at Wixom, is my understanding, by taking the sun roof out of "The Suitcase" and installing it in place.."

There are a lot of posts by Alexander and Kev, and others regarding the Golde Top. One of the things that Alexander said was this. Someone had a supposed Golde Top car, but there were NO screw holes for the end mountings and mid supports. He said that if the Tbird did not have those screw holes in place already, then it was not an original Golde Top, but one that someone had added to it. If it was a true original Golde Top off the production line, and someone had removed the wind bar, the holes should still be there.

I know that ASL Auto has been in the Golde Top business since 1977, I think they said... So maybe they did the installation on that particular car and because they have no wind bars in stock, it does not have one on it... Looking at pictures of Golde Tops on other cars, I never see a wind bar on them. Only on the Tbird have I seen a wind bar used.

Well, there you have more of the Golde Top saga as I know it now. If I find anything else out, I will let you know...
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