soft top frame colour

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grimes6
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#1 soft top frame colour

Post by grimes6 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:08 am

My 69 e type roadster has a crinkle finish soft top frame which looks to be original. The previous owner has owned the car since 1973 has told me this is how it was sold to him. Attached is a barn find series 2 currently on ebay. It also has a black (crinkle?) finish. The only portion of mine painted in grey is under one of the bows which is covered with material. My soft top is original . Any other series 2's out there with the black finish frame?

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Greg

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#2 Re: soft top frame colour

Post by cdnp62000 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:19 pm

My soft top frame is grayish blue.
A quick look on google for e-type hood frames and E-type soft top frames, most pictures show a blue or gray frame. I could only find one other picture of a black frame.

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#3 Re: soft top frame colour

Post by Monkeyfinger » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:30 am

My 69 S2 has the blue/grey frame believed original (certainly unchanged since purchase in 1977). Mine is 55th RHD, so not super early.
Richard
- 1969 Series 2 OTS

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#4 Re: soft top frame colour

Post by Heuer » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:35 am

According to the JCNA concours judging notes the frame should be painted grey - no variations noted. The S3 also had grey frames.
David Jones
S1 OTS OSB; S1 FHC ODB

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#5 Re: soft top frame colour

Post by ralphr1780 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:47 am

Mine was blue-greyish, btw I dont understand why they had selected this colour, changed to satin black which is for me much more appealing (no concours concerns for me).
Ralph
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#6 Re: soft top frame colour

Post by JJC » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:04 pm

David is correct. I have had my Series 3 OTS since new............grey.

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