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01-23-2007, 10:22 PM
I looked into the cost of redoing the vinyl top on the '65 Daytona and I was told $1100 and up! Has anyone done this themselves? Do the windshield and rear window have to be removed? Is $1100 typical? It's double the amount I had considered as worst case.:(

01-23-2007, 11:23 PM
I'm pretty sure the rear glass has to come out, if so, that figure is not that far out of line.

64 Commander 2 dr.
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

01-24-2007, 05:38 PM
The 64-66 rear window moulding is unique in that it is not inserted into the rubber gasket, like the windshield. It is secured by spring steel clips. The moulding can be removed without removing the rear window. Check the shop manual which will give some detail on removing the moulding and the location of the clips. You need to fabricate a tool to slide under the moulding to release the clips, so the moulding can be pulled out without damage. BTDT. A right angle pick from a pick set will also work. However, if the clips are rusted and need to be replaced, the window needs to come out as the clips are hooked over the body fence before installing the glass. Hope that helps!

Jim Bradley
'64 Daytona HT "Rerun"