Mercedes Benz & Ferrari – New Top & Repair

We install a few SL tops a month.

Mercedes Benz SL 500 new convertible top

This SL 500 receives a new correct German canvas top, headliner and window.


No need to always replace a top.

This limited edition track ready Ferrari F430 Spyder had a torn top due to vandalism.

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We offered a simple yet effective solution.

















(The camera actually makes the repair more obvious thanks to the flash however in person the seam is not so shiny)

1973 Mercedes Benz 450 SL

Wonderful chocolate brown Mercedes SL came in and needed a few items.
We installed a new original canvas convertible top.
We extended the seat belt locks so it is easier to secure for safety.
Markel’s also installed a new burl wood console box, and repaired his holy drivers side floor mat.

Classic car, looking even better now.1973 Mercedez Benz 450 sl Canvas convertible top
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Taming Mustangs

Ford Mustang 2005 Ford Mustang 2005 Ford Mustang“My Convertible Top Mechanism Won’t Work Day”

This happens often enough that it is not a coincidence.  2 Identical 2005 Mustangs come to my shop because in both instances, The tops are not operating normally.

One has a dead motor, so in an effort to keep the costs down for client,  they have opted out of repairing / replacing the motor and instead, we disconnected the hydraulic system and made the top work manually.  Not easy,  but it will work.
Sometimes,  you have to find the simplest solution to a larger problem.

2nd Mustang is low on fluid, so we are looking for any possible leaks in the hydraulic lines and cylinders and filling up the motor so the system works again.

Weird in that the Mustangs are both Silver/Black.  One client a Raider Nation member and sporting the fan license plate frame.

3rd Mustang had upholstery repair on the drivers seat back.With a happy client he came back to have us install a New Black Canvas top and Glass window.


End of the Year Projects: Seat Frames, Convertible Top Repairs, Full Vinyl Tops, Sheepskins, New Convertible Tops, and a New Awning and Logo for a Beverly Hills Beauty Salon.

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Lately we have been working on a 65 Mustang Convertible that belonged to a Client*s Wife when they met, and it*s been waiting 20 years to get it done. They*re on Vacation in Hawaii, and we*re doing the Complete Convertible Top and Well……..The Drivers Seat, which is almost always the most worn area of the Interior, had a Broken Seat Frame, Worn Out Foam and the Usual 4 panels of Black Original Vinyl had to be Changed. I like the Patina of the Original Interior, but it has to be comfortable, and look great. Replacing the seat cushion assembly was the best option, with a good quality used part, reinforced, no more broken frame. You sit up like the King of the Road.
This is a Complete Vinyl Top Replacement on a mint 1987 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, including new Marker Lights, and Original Cadillac Crests to go inside the Cadillac Wreaths. This man owns 2 Identical Cadillacs !
New Convertible Top on a Honda S-2000 came in and out in 1 day, with a satisfied client. Just in time to prevent a rainstorm, from causing chaos inside your car.
You can see one of the prettiest cars out there. 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible had a Problem with it’s Convertible Top Mechanism. The Original Convertible Top Motor was still pumping, but the Convertible Top Lines were damaged, and Leaking Fluid. We replaced them, with New Parts, bled the system. 100% Ready Now.
Working on a New Awning for Maxime’s Beauty Salon in Beverly Hills, on the 400 Block of Rodeo Drive. New Logo, on Champagne Colored Canvas, and in addition, we are making the awning more functional, by adding an overhead rain frame also covered in matching canvas. Strong matching Steel frame and added to the existing awning.
New Pearl Colored Sheepskins go nicely on this S.U.V.

Custom Christian Audigier Smart Car convertible top crisis.

side view of Christian Audiger sliding smart car convertible top projectSo out of the Blue this schmeggah cool Smart Car comes into the shop one day, and the Top is stuck open. Brought into me by a young rabbi who is the proud recipient of this Charity Donated Specialty Vehicle…..Problems are meant to be figured out and solved. This particular car is such an Eye Catching Rolling Trademark, that it’s screaming out for attention even when standing still…..So with Rain approaching even this Dream Ride has to be sorted out. Smart Cars are generally Pretty Reliable….However, this car, was passed around as a Loaner that many people used, and when the Electric Convertible Top Sunroof stopped working properly, it continued to be Used, and therefore Abused…..A simple fix, became an Epic, Repair Project. Doing this for a Charity Organization presented all sorts of Issues which have taken on a life of their own. Now after diagnosing the problems, and ordering the necessary parts, The Smart Car will finally be Completed being repaired by tomorrow. Latches, supports cables, worm drives and thoroughly cleaning the soiled headliner, This Smart Car, will now rightfully retain it*s Zippy, Fashionista Transportational Convenience on the streets of Los Angeles. Christian Audiger Smart Car Sliding Convertible Top Problem Custom Christian Audigier Smart Car convertible topCustom Christian Audigier Smart Car convertible top crisis.