Last post on May 09, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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#1260 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [fintail]
May 09, 2011 (2:15 pm)
Back in about 1970, I knew a guy with a '63 Impala SS. A nice car but nothing that special at the time. A guy wanted to trade him straight across for a NICE Model A Victoria but the guy refused.
#1261 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [fintail]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2011 (2:43 pm)
Well the A, like many early 30s cars, did not have a roof stamped from one piece. It was sectioned and then a rubber/vinyl or whatever the hell it was, covering went over the open center portion of the roof, which was re-inforced with wood.
Only after the Budd Company (makers of railroad cars) taught the auto industry how to do large stampings, did cars get "turret roofs"...maybe what...1936 or so?
#1262 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 09, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Yep, they called them "turret tops". I didn't know they got them from the railroads though.