Very early Tonneau Bar and Hardtop Mounting Brackets

Author: A. Henderson
Although Factory Hardtops were available from very early in production, normally painted body colour, the side bracket socket to mount the hardtop did not accomodate this until  car#  11152 in May of 1963.
The photo shows first a pre-May 1963 chrome side bracket, secondly a post-May 1963 bracket and third a 1968 on chrome bracket, without the rear reinforcement.  Cars from 1972 used a painted black bracket similar to the third one shown.
The hardtop is secured using a bolt and washers through the additional hole missing in bracket 1.  These early brackets are not reproduced.

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