There are many factories making convertible tops. All use the same fabrics. Tops differ primarily in the quality control imposed during the manufacturing process. Accurate cutting, careful seam welding and avoiding of cheap modifications to achieve savings are what distinguish the best tops. We do not sell inferior tops.
Please be aware that there are many grades of tops for a given car and fabric. All may be represented by their vendors in the same reassuring way and if your vendor is an established company (with a service and staff and corporate premises) then you can be reasonably assured of the fairness of their statements.
We are aware of regular factory disbursements of its "seconds". These may be completed tops that have been rejected from primary stock due to detected flaws in either fabric or manufacture. Such tops find their way into the on line stores and on Ebay at prices which are below the cost of manufacturing them!
Intense competition is both a boon to the consumer and a problem. Lately it has led to the situation described here. We therefore felt the need to stress the importance of dealing with bona-fide distributors, with a history and prominence in this business. This is your best way of avoiding inferior merchandise and future problems.
We are a "bricks and mortar" business with our wholly owned factory and warehouse in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The Peace Dale township within South Kingstown is where many early textile mills were built and thrived. We own our factory and warehouse off of state route 108. We are dedicated to providing service and quality. We are not a brokering web site. This site is the reflection of an old, established and leading company in the car restoration industry.
This web site is our catalog of convertible tops and related parts. It is also a compendium of information about each and every top that we offer.