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Old 08-05-2004, 09:39 AM
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Sandy
Thank you for making the effort to reply soon considering your eyes so thank you. I have owned two British classic cars in the past both had Sunroofs one by Golde and one by Webasto. I have collected information on these company and other now for sometime. The 64 Zodiac i had was fitted with a Golde roof and i have never seen another here with that and a Wabasto in my 1961 Consul Capri both cars were made by Ford of Britain. So in time i have grown to like Sunroof cars as Air Con is a waste of time here you may get to use it about once a month. The 60 T-Bird has been the only real American Ford i have wanted and when i purchased my first and was told it was a sunroof car i knew what it was, but the seller did not!.
I am away from my pc now for 4 days as i need to go to work but will check the web link you sent when i am home.
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:44 AM
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Sandy,
Just had a quick look at the site you posted and Mr Pretzer was on Golde design studio i will try find something on him to link with Golde but i have seen his name before ..well before ASC i think Pretzer went out on his own as of a disagreement with the Golde Family but i will check.
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:56 AM
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Heinz Prechter founded ASC in America in California, in 1965. Allthough a mega-millionaire with everything to live for, he suffered his life with acute depression (go figure)...
and ultimately comitted suicide in his home in 2001. In 2002 American SunRoof Corporation (ASC) and all of it's other companies, and plants worldwide were sold off to a company called Questor (Or something very close to that spelling). When you get a chance to, read over the entire ASC site. It's pretty remarkable what 1 man built.
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Old 08-07-2004, 08:18 PM
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Hi Sandy,
I hope your eyesight is better as you must look after them boy or your stuffed.
Heinz Prechter was educated at the same school as Dr Golde (Golde Sunroof) Son and these too were good friends. Heinz would learn good sunroof knowledge from the family but went on to CA to make his fortune but did respect the Golde family as they did help him on some of his knowledge and the son went on to control the family firm before the Rockwell days.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:19 PM
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Hi everyone,
First off, very nice site and excellent info.Rockin Kev, does your friend have any printed info on the golde roof? Great stuff so far,Thanks.
I do not own a t-bird but I do own a golde sunroof.
Mine is installed in a 72 VW Karmann Ghia (i followed alexander here from a link he left on the samba site) and it is POWER!
The picture of the gear housing on the above t-bird is an electric geartrain housing.
I just wanted to say hi and say this is the best place on the internet for Golde sunroof information. Keep up the good work.
Scott
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:57 PM
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Thanks for the compliment of the site.

I am sure people here woud love to see some pictures of your car and its power Golde Top.

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Old 09-14-2004, 09:26 AM
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Okay, I am confused. The Sun Roof installed on the 1960 Thunderbirds, was it power operated or a manual crank or knob to turn? I am talking of when the car was new, and arrived via truck at the dealers. I just assumed that they were power, now...I am not so sure.
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:40 AM
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The $212 option for 1960 was for a manually operated sunroof made by Golde. It is not a crank operated roof. All that needs to be done is to twist the knob in the front of the roof and pull it bck and then twist again to lock it in place. Golde also made power operated roofs for the aftermaket at the time. Apparently one or more 1960 Thunderbirds were built with power cable operated sunroofs. I just got an e-mail the other day from a gentleman telling me he had owned a power operated sunroof on a 1960 Thunderbird.

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Is there any paperwork indicating the possibilty of a 2nd upgrade. Such as:-

Sun Roof ............. $ 212.00
Power Sun Roof .....$ xxx.xx

It's possible - any such documentation ?
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:55 PM
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As far as I know nothing of the sort exists. It is unfortunate that the ROT sheet of the power sunroof Thunderbird has not been found. Surely it would show a different code or special written instruction for a power sunroof.

I wonder if Kevin found the computer punch card in the roof. Perhaps it might provide some verification.

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