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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Original Acapulco vinyl top? Reply with quote

Hi Thing friends!

The frame is currently in storage, but I got this Acapulco top at Kubel Treffen East back in 2003 or so.

Does anyone know if this is an original Acapulco vinyl top?

It seems to be significantly different than the replacements currently sold, as it has a blue underside and lots of attachment points to hold it securely to the frame, which one would assume prevent billowing at speed.

It's made of heavy gauge vinyl. I just cleaned the years of grime off of it and started treating the vinyl as it's a bit brittle. It's responding very well to the treatment so far! Dancing I think it will soften up quite nicely with a bit more massaging. The stitching is getting rather tired, and you can see some red marks made with a grease pencil by the person that sewed it together. There is a small 2-ish inch hole on the back.

I forgot to take pictures of them, but there are a whole bunch of attachment screws that came with it, as well as some decorative blue velour covers for the screws that attach to the header bow. I'll try to take some pictures of these tomorrow.

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If anyone has encountered an original Acapulco vinyl top before, I would LOVE to hear your opinion on this one!

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think my original one is blue on the bottom. I have it nailed to a wall in the garage, was not in that good of shape. I will check it tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My original is white on the underside.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: Original Acapulco vinyl top? Reply with quote

hello, would you sell this? and the frame.
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