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Phaeton top

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19 Dec 2003 15:56 #1125 by billscheffler
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I've just gotten a '35 phaeton, which represents my first foray into classic 4-door convertibles. One look at the top mechanism tells me that I don't yet know enough to put the top down without doing interesting things to the car. Can anyone take me on a step-by-step on lowering and raising the top?

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19 Dec 2003 19:42 #1127 by MICHAEL S SMITH
Replied by MICHAEL S SMITH on topic Phaeton top
ITS WAY TO COMPLICATED TO DESCRIBE, AND IS NOT COVERED IN THE OWNERS MANUAL. MAY BE IN SERVICE BULLETINS? JUST DON'T TRY IT WITH LESS THAN THREE PEOPLE, ONE ON EACH SIDE AND ONE IN THE BACK SEAT, YOU ARE VIRTUALLY CERTAIN TO TEAR TOP IF YOU TRY WITH LESS.
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23 Dec 2003 16:41 #1152 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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Put the top down very carefully as these are 2 or 3 man tops. Many parts can be broken or bent if not done properly. If it is a nice top, my advise is to not risk putting it down. They're for looks mostly.

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06 Jan 2004 12:25 #1186 by Curti
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There is a couple of pages in the technical bullitins that were supplied to the dealers by Auburn that outlined the process of lowering the phaeton top. Give me a call 715-262-3183 , I'll fax it to you.

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13 Jan 2004 14:53 #1195 by acdclubadmin
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If anyone has a video that clearly depicts the correct process for taking down a convertible top on this type of Auburn, please send it to me on tape or DVD.

I will convert it to RealVideo and put it on this website.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a whole lot more!


Bill Hummel
Hummel and Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 801608
Dallas, TX 75380

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