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Diagram for Cord Cabriolet Convertible Top Irons

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30 Apr 2003 01:50 #230 by Bill Hummel
I'm not sure if this is the correct terminology for the metal frame for a convertible top.

I am in the process of getting a new top made for my 36 Cord Cabriolet. I have removed the fabric and now I have removed the metral frame from my car. Before I get a new fabric top made, I want the frame to be gorgeous.

I want to get it rechromed. My chromer(?) says I need to take it apart before they will strip and rechrome all of the parts. That means I have to remember how to put it back together again!

Does anyone have an exploded diagram of how this goes back together? I suppose I could take a video camera and document everything, but a diagram would be nice! Who has one?

How about replacement hardwear to hold it together? It looks like some of the pins are like large pop rivets rather than nuts and bolts.

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30 Apr 2003 06:32 #232 by Josh Malks
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1. Service Bulletin 45 for the Cord 810 has some pretty good side views of the top irons.

2. JK Howell has fasteners that replace the rivets.

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30 Apr 2003 15:49 #233 by Bill Hummel
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Westchester wrote: 1. Service Bulletin 45 for the Cord 810 has some pretty good side views of the top irons.

2. JK Howell has fasteners that replace the rivets.


Thanks for the info Josh. I do have the Service Bulletins. I got them from the ACD Museum. I have read through them, but it has been awhile. I should have thought to look in there.

JK Howell is great, he does seem to have quite a lot of parts.

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30 Apr 2003 15:59 #234 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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I have a schematic illustration of the Cabriolet top irons. You should also take some photos or a video and measurements between the bows for spacing for the trimmer. We can supply a set of stainless steel rivets that screw together when reassembling the parts too.

With the plating, some of the dimensions will change slightly and you may find plating inside some of the holes.

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30 Apr 2003 16:02 #235 by Bill Hummel
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If I send you the brass inserts from the front bow can you straighten them out? They are bent, ever so slightly.

Also, is the entire assembly supposed to be chromed? Even right down to where it attaches to the frame of the car?

I should think that it would be.

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01 May 2003 15:39 #238 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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Yes, we can straighten them and have jigs to check them on if they are not too bad. You will need to disassemble all of the front top bow latches so they can chrome them. And yes, the top irons and metal bows are all chromed from one end to the other.

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