PRODUCTS AVAILABLE: TOPS, DOUBLE SOLID CURTAIN, FULL VUE (PLASTIC), GLASS REAR CURTAINS, PADS, TOP BOOTS, SIDE CURTAINS, TIRE COVERS, WELL LINERS.   NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY.  

  PRE 1961 MODELS ARE "SPECIAL ORDER - NON RETURNABLE".

PATTERN #

PART ID#

 TOP ONLY

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001

FRONT SECTION, OR SEPARATE PIECE FROM REAR CURTAIN.  HAS  BOW LISTINGS, ZIPPERS OR ADDITIONAL  PARTS AS REQUIRED BY FACTORY DESIGN. (PRIOR TO 1960, MOST TOPS HAD NO DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR BOW LISTINGS.) INCLUDED IN KIT AS REQUIRED FOR FINISHING: WIRE-ON, TIPS, & SCREWS. MATCHING FLAT STRIP OF MATERIAL FOR FRONT EDGE.

 

 

 

 TOP w/SEWN IN WINDOW or NO WINDOW (BLANK OR SOLID)

XXX-003

ANY TOP WHICH HAS NO WINDOW OR HAS A CLEAR PLASTIC WINDOW SEWN IN, MAKING THE TOP A "1 PIECE" UNIT. MAY HAVE ZIPPER OR OTHER PARTS AS REQUIRED BY FACTORY DESIGN. SEE EACH PATTERN # FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION. INCLUDED AS REQUIRED IN KIT: WIREON, TIPS, & SCREWS. MATCHING FLAT STRIP OF MATERIAL FOR FRONT EDGE TO BE SEWN & FINISHED AT TIME OF INSTALLATION.

 

 

 

 FULL VUE

XXX-

002 

AS-6 DOT APPROVED  DOUBLE PRESSED / POLISHED  CLEAR PVC. WITH or WITHOUT MATCHING EXPOSED TRIM  (XPC).  ZIPPERED PATTERNS HAVE BRASS, COIL OR PLASTIC ZIPPER  WHERE  REQUIRED BY FACTORY DESIGN. STANDARD ON MODELS AFTER 1952, BUT CAN SUBSTITUTE ON OLDER MODELS WHERE THE METAL RING & HARD GLASS FOR SOLID CURTAINS ARE LOST OR NOT AVAILABLE.   CAN ALSO SUBSTITUTE FOR HARD GLASS CURTAINS ON ALL LATER MODELS. HANG STRAP W/SNAPS AS REQUIRED.

 

 

 

 SOLID CURTAIN

XXX-

006

DOUBLE LAYER OF MATERIAL, WITH ZIPPER - HORSESHOE or STRAIGHT SIDE ZIPPERS.  (SQUARE CURTAINS WHICH MOUNT WITH SNAPS TO TOP OR HAVE STRAIGHT SIDE ZIPPERS FASTEN TO METAL BAR OR PLATE MOUNTED ON  REAR BOW  WITH  FASTENERS MOUNTED THRU A BAR INSIDE THE CURTAIN.) MUST RE-USE METAL WINDOW RING & GLASS. CURTAIN INSTALLED BETWEEN TOP & REAR JUNIOR PADS (IF ANY). SPECIFY IF CURTAIN HAS BUILT IN PADS. 

 

 

 

 HARD GLASS CURTAIN

 

DOT TEMPERED GLASS -  TINTED or TINTED W/ DEFROSTER GRID.  MADE TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS & DESIGN.  BONDED TO MATERIAL USING FACTORY APPROVED  METHODS.  BRASS , COIL OR PLASTIC ZIPPER  AS REQUIRED BY FACTORY DESIGN.  HANG STRAPS W/ SNAPS PER PATTERN REQUIREMENTS.

 

 TINTED

XXX-

004

TINTED & DEFROSTER

XXX-005

 PADS

XXX-

 

AVAILABLE BY PAIRS - 72" - 96" UNIVERSAL STYLE/ LENGTH OR AS "OE" DESIGN WHEN AVAILABLE. TAPERED FROM FRONT TO REAR.  JUNIOR  PADS  FOR MODELS REQUIRING PADS IN REAR QUARTERS FLANKING THE REAR WINDOW.  JUNIOR PADS FOR SOME MODELS ARE TAPERED- WIDER AT ONE END. FOR  BEST RESULTS, INSTALL NEW PADS WHEN REPLACING THE CONVERTIBLE TOP.  ORDERED SEPARATE.

 

 

 

 SEWN FRONT STRIPS

XXX-

FS 

MATCHING MATERIAL SEWN WITH 3/8 - 1/2" NEOPRENE OR EXTRUDED CORE. FINISHES THE FRONT EDGE & ACTS AS A WEATHER SEAL.  SEWN AS UNIVERSAL LENGTH TO BE FINISHED EXACT DURING INSTALLATION. ORDER SEPARATE.

 

 

 

 BODY WELT

 

MATCHING MATERIAL SEWN WITH 5/32" PIPING CORE. INSTALLED UNDER TOP  WHEN STAPLED AT REAR BODY LINE TO GIVE A CLEAN FINISHED EDGE. INCLUDED WITH TOP KIT AS REQUIRED.

 

 

 

 FACTORY PATTERNS

 

ACTUAL FACTORY BLUEPRINTS OR TEMPLATES SUBMITTED TO ARO MFG. FOR USE IN  MANUFACTURING TO EACH COMPANIES SPECIFICATIONS.  RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS  ARE LISTED ON EACH PATTERN.  LISTED IN OUR CATALOG AS " OE PATTERNS ON FILE ".  ARO MFG. CO. WAS THE PRIME SUPPLIER TO FORD, GENERAL MOTORS, CHRYSLER & OTHERS FROM 1957 - 1976, WHEN CONVERTIBLE PRODUCTION WAS HALTED. RESUMED SUPPLYING TO  A WIDER VARIETY OF MANUFACTURERS FROM THE MID '80's-1995  FOR VARIOUS COMPONENTS TO COMPLETE KITS. CITATIONS ON FILE FROM GENERAL MOTORS FROM THE EARLY '50'S FOR WORK TENDERED TO GENERAL MOTORS.

 

 TOP BOOTS

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007 

INQUIRE. OVER THE YEARS ARO HAS MADE TOP BOOTS TO ORDER - FROM CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PATTERNS OR FROM IN HOUSE INSTALLATIONS. MANY PATTERNS STILL TO BE UNEARTHED IN OLD BOXES.

 SIDE CURTAINS 

XXX- 008
INQUIRE. OVER THE YEARS ARO HAS MADE SIDE CURTAINS TO ORDER - FROM CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PATTERNS OR FROM IN HOUSE INSTALLATIONS. MANY PATTERNS STILL TO BE UNEARTHED IN OLD BOXES.

 TIRE COVERS 

XXX- 009
INQUIRE. OVER THE YEARS ARO HAS MADE TIRE COVERS TO ORDER - FROM CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PATTERNS OR FROM IN HOUSE INSTALLATIONS. SPECIFY SIZE - ie - 6.70 X 15

 "OLD TYME CONVERTIBLE TOPS"   MID '20'S-1960 MODELS

ARO MFG.CO. STARTED IN 1919 AS "BACK BAY AUTO UPHOLSTERY" IN BOSTON'S BACK BAY AREA BY THE SHAPIRO FAMILY. VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE "OLD TYME" PATTERNS ARE FROM THE ERA OF ACTUAL CUT-TO-FIT INSTALLATIONS BY THE SHAPIRO FAMILY & THEIR  EMPLOYEES. TRIED & TRUE, THESE PATTERNS HAVE BEEN THE CHOICE OF PROFESSIONAL RESTORERS WORLDWIDE FOR MANY YEARS.    FOR ANY "OLD TYME" TOP -SPECIFY IF THE DOT SNAPS WILL BE INSTALLED THRU THE OUTER FACE OF THE TOP OR ARE TO BE INSTALLED AS "HIDDEN" WITHIN THE REINFORCEMENT.  SOME EXTREMELY OLD, UNIQUE PATTERNS ARE NOT NUMBERED. THESE PATTERNS HAVE "CALL" IN THE PARTS # COLUMN. TOPS LISTED ARE AVAILABLE BUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN DIGITIZED YET.

MODEL IDENTIFICATION

FOR "OLD TYME CONVERTIBLE TOPS"

CONV.COUPE (CABRIOLET)

2 PASSENGER WITH ROLL UP WINDOWS IN DOORS.

ROADSTER

2 PASSENGER - NO WINDOWS IN DOORS.

SPORT COUPE

2 PASSENGER. HAS APPEARANCE OF CONVERTIBLE COUPE. TOP DOES NOT FOLD DOWN.

CLUB COUPE

5 PASSENGER , 2 DOOR.

CONVERTIBLE SEDAN

4 DOOR WITH ROLL UP WINDOWS IN DOORS

PHAETON (TOURING)

4 DOOR. NO WINDOWS IN DOORS. MAY REQUIRE SIDE CURTAINS

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We strongly urge the installation of these items be performed by PROFESSIONAL installation centers with the correct tools & experience to handle any conceivable problem which might arise.

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Revised: August 03, 2009

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