We now have a complete T-top Rust replacement kit. We have sold a lot of our stainless steel kits with weather stripping. With the addition of the header panel being purchased over 65% of the time. We decided to build a kit that will help replace the front section of the badly rusted T-top car.
Stainless Steel Complete T-Top Kit
These parts are the effort of countless hours brain storming and even many more hours of work. The end result is a restoration part for our customer that will NEVER rust and can still be ordered without worry of being discontinued...as GM has done. The GM pieces were stamped steel and were prone to rust as water and moisture tended to "sit" in the corners. This eventually rots out the T-top plate & the t-top header panel retainers.
Our stainless steel T-top kits are manufactured from "DOMESTIC" -Type 304 Stainless Steel Alloy.
This is the most widely used form of stainless steel. The stainless is used in a wide range of applications in the automotive, aircraft, food, dairy, pharmaceutical and many, many other fields. This is a "NON-MAGNETIC" alloy and is widely used because of it's high corrosion resistance. The stainless steel is precision cut utilizing an industrial laser to precise tolerances and then formed and assembled into the appropriate panels and assemblies. The manufacturing process is performed with a background of 50+ years of industrial and custom metal forming and fabricating expertise and experience providing the customer with the ultimate and longest lasting product with the utmost quality.
We are only announcing this as we have seen other cold rolled steel copies of our t-top kits. When buying a stainless steel t-top kit from a vendor be sure that it isn't magnetic. If it is, it isn't a GBodyParts Stainless steel T-top kit.
With the increase of stainless steel use since 1998 we have maintained our retail pricing. What has happened was our vendor pricing has slightly increased. With this product being built in The U.S. This has lead other vendors to go to a less expensive form of steel.
T-Top Weather Stripping Seal Kit - Reproduction
GM discontinued the main factory T Top weather stripping several years ago for the Gbody. We now buy from a source that actually was a GM Supplier. All seals are GM licensed. We do recommend if you have never done this before to get a professional body man to install them for you.
If you have a fairly good mechanical ability and patience this job can be done pretty easily.
Remanufactured T-top header panel with out welded in retainers
Our Remanufactured T-top roof header panel replaces and improves up GM frame structure part # 20087922. By adding the header panel to this kit, it is a savings of $54.95 (If you were purchasing it by itself, $224.95)
The factory was only .638 mills. We have increased to 1.0. This has no ill effects on the fitment. The reason for doing this is to help strengthen the T-Top roof structure and to help stabilize from tweaking.
This t-top kit is complete and includes the following items:
1 x Stainless Center Rail
1 x Stainless Center Ridge
1 x Stainless Front Weatherstrip Retainer Strips
1 x Stainless Rear Weatherstrip Retainer Strips
1 x Stainless Top Plates (Left and Right)
T-top roof header panel with out front retainers welded in GBP part # 20087922
Fits ALL GM Gbody Cars!
Please refer to the (Click on) GM T-Top Diagram for an exploded view of the Gbody T-Top assembly
How do I know what kit I really need?
This is what has happened to your T-top roof over the years. The Glass sets on the Anti rattle strips which apply pressure to your T-top plate. The plate in turn eventually rubs against the retainer. The parts Being painted steel it rubs the paint off. Now we introduce Moisture to bare steel. By the time you see the T-top plate rusting we can guarantee under the plate & the retainer has rust. A lot worse than you saw on top. Years ago when you saw this you could simply use our one kit to replace the plates & retainers. With your car approaching 30+ years if this has not been fixed your damage can be a lot worse. We always suggest removing the seals & the plates to see how much rust is indeed on the Header Panel. If your rust is thru the header panel this is the kit you will need. The new kit with stainless plates & retainers will prevent what has just happened. If the paint wears thru then you have stainless steel rubbing against stainless steel. Water hits it? No problem. Do it once, correctly, & be done.