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Convertible Tops for Open Cab L Model Fire trucks query


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Have replaced interior once on open cab fire truck and needs it again. It sits outside and even with good tarps a lot of water gets in. A friend of mine was working on his 56 Thunderbird and asked me to help him set the top on it. Got to thinking what if I made a set on convertible top for the fire truck?. So I got an R model top and made one this morning. Like the Thunderbird I wanted something that would just set on and could be set off without destroying the originality of the truck. Did it this morning .and ok for first attempt. Actually fits pretty good. need to do some more trimming to mesh it in to windshield frame. R model is about 3 inches wider outside than the LS but inside is same because of spacer. (that's why interior or R model fit so well into interior of my LF wrecker)  It appears from the LS had two pipe holders at the back of the open cab and clamps on the back of the front of the windshield top. This truck had something guessing canvas or homemade cover. Don't know if this came from Mack or just something somebody made. Anybody know anything about these? I attach a picture of my Thunderbird type add on we cut this morning and set on. Anybody ever done anything like this? 

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