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64 parisienne convertible "top cover" strip at back of rear seat


Hello all.....some refer to this cover as a "boot cover" also. It covers the top and mechanism etc. when top is down.

The front of the cover attaches to a chrome strip screwed to the rear of the back seat with a channel the cover slides into.

Something in reasonable shape would be great.

I can't find anything here on the west coast.

Anyone have a spare????

Thanks.

Bob



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Hi Bob,

I do not have a spare channel for you. However, since I do own a '64 Custom Sport ragtop, I know exactly the piece you are looking to find. If you do not have any luck and are not one of those "has to be factory" kind of guys, simply stop by an RV parts store and pick up a length of drip rail or awning rail. Since the convertible boot fits over this channel, no one can see it anyway. I have enclosed a few pictures that I found on line so that you know what I am talking about. Maybe a good hardware store could help you out. Good luck.

 

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Bob, I just checked on Ebay. I found the following information for your consideration. (The price is $99.00 plus shipping.) A little pricey but available if you are a purist.
I have placed the information in quotes.


1959-1970 Chevrolet Impala & SS convertible top boot cover slide rail channel


"Here is a part that always seems to get lost or it is rusted away, this is the boot slide rail that mounts to the back side of the rear seat and it fits the 1959-1970 Chevrolet Impala convertible. This metal channel is 43" long and has 8 pre punched holes for mounting, it fastens to the back side of the rear seat or divider and the front edge of the convertible top boot slides into it when installing the boot. The boot will have a flap of material sewn into the forward edge, this piece of material will slide into the boot slide rail from the end and will hold the boot tight so it will not sag. Some cars came with no slider and the boot uses Velcro to attach to the rear seat, after time the Velcro will not hold properly and the boot will sag or flap in the wind, now you can switch to the slide rail style and not have to worry about it any more.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us by clicking on the 'Ask A Question' link in this listing and we will do our best to help you out. We have convertible top bleeding instructions, scissor top troubleshooting information and much more we can send by mail, email or fax.

Convertible Top Specialists has been in business for over 27 years selling the best in convertible related parts and weatherstripping for most cars trucks and vans."

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-- Edited by Pritch on Wednesday 18th of September 2019 07:27:27 PM

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'76 Cougar XR7 (original owner); '52 Mercury Monterey 2 dr HT (Future Project)

2013 Mustang

2010 Ford Ranger

'93 MX5

'64 Custom Sport Ragtop (Factory M20)



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Interesting. I thought they were called parade boots or such. also interesting it says 59-70 impala. My 65 has velcro Not one of these. Should i have one of these as well?



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cutting a roof off a four door is NOT a convertible.....

65 Parisienne convertible project.

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convertible top boot is the correct name for the so called parade cover or top cover. The slider was used for many years right up to 1972 on both 'A' and 'B' bodies. Some mid 60's  ''B'' bodies used velcroe which was a PI TA as quite often it did not hold the boot securely. The aluminum  tubing suggested is a good replacement. However if your boot has the velcro system it is most likely best to stay with that ; or buy a new boot with the  slider flap

Dale @ NOS



-- Edited by NOS on Monday 23rd of September 2019 06:57:09 PM



-- Edited by NOS on Monday 23rd of September 2019 06:59:15 PM

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