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Old 07-11-2009, 08:38 PM
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Default Some Golde Top Questions... Answers...

In looking for some additional Golde Top information, I ran across this post here back in 2002.

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RE: Production Info
"If I may supply some additional information regarding the Sunroof cars. I have a 60 sunroof and the original build sheet (actually, I have both of them). My car is listed on the sheet as a Model: 63A and the Top Code: 5.
Mine is also a 3 speed (code 2) with overdrive. The build sheet has a spot in the lower left corner for "Remarks". Under that is reads: "OD TRANS".
I like this forum!!"

So there is proof that Ford was indicating a particular car scheduled for production was coded as a 5 in the Top Code (Top Code: 5) on the ROT/Build Sheet. I don't know why they were not using the 63B designator.

How many of you have ever seen this web page put up by Alexander some years ago? I do not think it is listed anywhere on the website...

http://www.squarebirds.org/japan_tin_golde_top.htm

or these! From Alexander..

Kevin sent me some more pictures of Scott's VW Golde top including a picture of the motor, which is identical to the one in Kevin's 1960 Thunderbird power Golde Top.

http://www.squarebirds.org/images_go...golde-roof.jpg

http://www.squarebirds.org/images_go...olde-roofs.jpg

http://www.squarebirds.org/images_go...olde-motor.jpg

Here are some pictures of Scott's "sunroofghia" 1972 Volkwagen Ghia equipped with a power sunnroof from Golde. Note the aluminum rails on which the roof rides are similar if not identical to the ones on the 1960 Thunderbird Golde Top.

http://www.squarebirds.org/images_go...nroof_ghia.jpg

http://www.squarebirds.org/images_go...ghia_close.jpg

Compare it to the rails on a 1960 Thunderbird with factory sunroof:

http://www.squarebirds.org/images_19...ack-corner.jpg
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