Kev, thanks very much! Great pictures and information!
On the windbar, I will venture a guess it was something gotten from the boat industry and adapted to that Ford. Other literature I read suggested Golde used boat hardware and if you think about it, for purposes of a photo shoot, they would go about getting such hardware as easily as possible vs building something from scratch.
Since we are on Golde Tops and windbars, does anyone who has worked on these know if the windbar is a cast piece (referring to the main, wrap-around tube) or formed steel tubing? The latter would seem easier as no casting involved.
Golde-less '58 HT