Simulated Conv. Top Ribbed Shell Needed for - Eldorado 1985
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    squiggles21 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Exclamation Simulated Conv. Top Ribbed Shell Needed for - Eldorado 1985

    Hi,

    I am looking to find a new or used simulated convertible top for my 1985 Eldorado Commemorative Edition car. Believe it or not, the other day the top that was on the car simply blew off and I had no idea that it did until I got out of the car and realized it was totally gone. All I need is just the fiberglass ribbed shell only, I have a shop that can fabricate it and reinstall it. Does anyone know of where I can get one or possibly someone has one in a junk yard or something? I know from '79-'85 the shapes were all the same so any year shell would be great. My insurance will cover all costs, I just need to locate a shell. I've tried called a bunch of places but so far not much luck. Any help would be appreciated. I am located on Long Island in NY but will pay for any shipping from anywhere in USA as I really need to find one of these.

    Thanks,
    Ira

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    stoveguyy is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Is that a full top or 1/2 top? Found a very nice 85 eldo last week at boneyard. Cannot recall if it had sim top. How do u remove shell? I thought shell was held down by small studs welded to roof? Or is it bonded to roof?

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    Re: Simulated Conv. Top Ribbed Shell Needed for - Eldorado 1985

    It is a full top. The shell is riveted to the cars steel roof around the top of the windshield and usually sits in a track around the base of the rear window and can be riveted in place there as well. In today's day they also silicone the entire shell to the roof. The older one's were not siliconed and when the rivets pop, the shell comes right off.

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    I've seen stock roofs on late '80's/early '90's Cadillacs removed. There was both rivets and adhesive holding them on.

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    Might check out yard this weekend

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    Re: Simulated Conv. Top Ribbed Shell Needed for - Eldorado 1985

    Mine seems to have only been riveted on.

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