Convertible top boot -- 1978
Glassic / Replicar Phaeton
This boot came with my car. I never used it on the car,
so I don't know how it fits or looks.
The 3 inch tab part looks like it snaps to the inside of
the car along the top of the back seat. The other side
snaps to the back of the car, where the top fabric was
The Glassic boots were NOT intended to
cover the top frame and fabric -- the
fabric is to be removed and stored elsewhere. Also, the
boots don't look good unless SOMETHING, towels etc. are
stuffed inside. -- Reminds me of a teen stuffing kleenex
in her bra.
Male snaps along the bottom, female along the top -- both
Dragonfly assists in photography.
These "feet" are part of the boot. These seem
to snap to the side of the car where the top fabric would
ordinarily be. -- The missing snap is female, facing out
-- and probably too tightly placed since the one on the
other boot (can't be seen) is pulled away and torn too.
|This boot is probably not original to the car --
these pics are to give you a starting point in designing
your own boot.
|The following remarks are by Joel, the builder of the
cars. The info was provided in July, 2003.
The boot in your pictures is totally unfamiliar to
me... The boot for my car is like a sack that
fits under the top frame and snaps into 5
"lift-the-dot" pins that are sticking up
out of the rear "hoop" of the body behind
the rear seat cushion... The "ears"
just overlap the top frame toward the front of the
car and just snap on the male snaps that are already
in (but not being used since the top has been
removed) the top frame itself so the back part (the
sack) won't blow of when you're going down the
The Phaeton and the Roadster were definitely
different (from each other) and neither looked very
good unless you packed them with towels or something
to fill them out...