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I saw convertible top pads in a parts magazine. My car doesn't have them. A few questions:

1) Do they attach to the top frame or the top itself?
2) Did they originally come on the cars or was it someething someone dreamed up afterwards?
3) Do they work?

The frame is starting to cut my top and I'm looking for a solution.

Thanks.

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Are they maybe referring the the pads that go between the retracted top and the boot? I've got a pair of those to keep from tearing the boot and smoothes out the look.

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There are pads that go above the frame to keep the frame off of the top.they attatch to the frame work. I use to install tops in a trim shop and don't remember seeing any top with out them.at least not the ones I worked on.

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THE TOP PADS run from the header panel to the rear bow within a couple of inches of the edge of the top. The pad is attached to each of the interim bows as well. The originals were a 6-8 inch wide HEAVY DUTY web strap with a plastic/polyethylene strip on the end attached to the header bow. That plastic piece attaches to the header bow with 4 bevel headed screws with washers. The pad attached to the other bows with heavy duty staples. THE BOOT PADS are usually long gone, but were 1 inch thick foam pads resembling the side view of a front seat with an overstuffed back with a 'v' slit in the top. The insides of the 'V' were cemented together to form a cup into which closed end od the top latch nestled. The boot was then put on and protected from wear through by the pad. I have found them in 65-68 model convertibles. Perhaps someone else can speak to their presence in later models.

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