Welcome back! this week I was able to continue finishing off the top for the Mercedes 300SC.
The way it was left last week I had done the headliner, made the top pad and started fitting the actual top.
This week I continued fitting the top by hand tacking the rear section in place using existing factory pin holes through the steel body into a tack strip inside. In order to do this I had to mark the exact location of each hole to find it through the top material with my tacks. This took some patients...
After tacking it all in place, I marked out the location of the rear window and cut and installed the window in place. Fitting the frame first and then installing the glass with a new rubber seal and chrome trim. Here you can also see the chrome trim installed to cover the tacks and finish the bottom edge of the top. As well as the big hinge finishers that aid in folding the top up and down.
With the rear window installed I was able to start finishing off the rear headliner sections that are all hand tacked and hand stitched in place...
With the top finished, I was able to continue installing the rest of the rear panels, all the seats and the boot cover!
My part of doing the upholstery trimming on this car is nearly finished now. The guys at Rudi's will be adding the finishing touches over the next few weeks to finish this car off. We're all very excited to see this car blossoming as she nears completion!
Ciao for now -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.