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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see pic) in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hi guys, I found a 93 Fleetwood Brougham that has a different top that some of the Fleetwood Broughams I ...
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    Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see pic)

    Hi guys, I found a 93 Fleetwood Brougham that has a different top that some of the Fleetwood Broughams I have found... this one has padding on the door tops as well and around the back 1/2 window. I hate this. I am wondering if I bought the car, could this be removed? I would want to remove the entire padded top and wondering if underneath, does it look like the non-padded models as far as the back window design, etc? Thanks!
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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    Padded tops (but only in good condition) ROCK....

    but if it is less than attractive....

    drag it kicking and screaming to the bin....

    IMHO

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    It would need to be painted after you take it off and the back window would need some different trim but you can just rip it off, sand it down, get the window trim and repaint.

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    The rear windows are of a different design. On a non-vinyl roof car, the rear window itself is actually LARGER.

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    but its an aftermarket roof so it should have the normal back window (unless of course that top was put on in place of the factory vinyl top)

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    RPO CB3 is for the vinyl top and would mean you have the vinyl-top-specific window. I would guess that the car originally had a vinyl top and it was replaced/modified with what you have now.

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    if thats the car in your picture
    its a 95 or 96, not a 93
    that roof is a fiberglass shell

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    Quote Originally Posted by thefleetwoodguy View Post
    if thats the car in your picture
    its a 95 or 96, not a 93
    that roof is a fiberglass shell
    Good eye.

    My '01 DTS had an aftermarket fiberglass shell top. I think they're more of a PITA to remove than a "real" vinyltop. There are screw holes everywhere where the shell is attached. The good news on that car, though, is that it may not be a factory vinyl top car.

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    Yeah, that's a 95/6 because of door mirrors.

    Honestly, it looks like it needs paint too. I would pass....

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    did anyone else notice tenesseestorm has 2 billion posts?

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    Yeah, what's going on there?!?!

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    haha that's nuts...i did not notice that

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    I didn't notice that either. Busy guy.

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    LOL, I like your sense of humor guys
    Anyway, back to the topic I believe they're also called Vogue tops but not my cup of tea at all

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    Re: Top under padded top model like the non-padded model? Can this be removed (see p

    I just took off one of these tops off my 94... They are awful under it... There are maybe a dozen holes drilled in the top, holes drilled in all the doors and the trunk lid... Mine was sure a mess...And blobs of glue here and there... Tough to get off...

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