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I am restoring the Parrish hardtop on my S1 spider. I need the front seal and suggestions on what to use for the headliner... SmoothLine (current company) has a huge backlog and cannot fulfill parts orders - therefore - looking for options.

Would an alfa hardtop seal work (RB108 SPIDER 1966-69 HARDTOP FRONT SEAL)

Thinking of using nylon-faced foam backed headliner material for the interior.... the original was like a black jute..go figure
 

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Can anyone post a pic of the header (front bow) of a S1 hardtop...?
 

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I am restoring the Parrish hardtop on my S1 spider. I need the front seal and suggestions on what to use for the headliner... SmoothLine (current company) has a huge backlog and cannot fulfill parts orders - therefore - looking for options.

Would an alfa hardtop seal work (RB108 SPIDER 1966-69 HARDTOP FRONT SEAL)

Thinking of using nylon-faced foam backed headliner material for the interior.... the original was like a black jute..go figure
grappa did you get anywhere with this? I have an 84 Spider with a Parrish hardtop. Smoothline was useless for new rubber seals and weatherstripping. I have tried several rubber places without success. Thanks, Peter
 

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Yes. I replaced the front seal with a generic 1x3 closed cell foam (I have a bunch if you need some). The rear seal I got on ebay which was the trunk seal from a Saturn... The headliner was a PITA... but after a few failed attempts I used this--> headliner material

The side seals, the ones I had were satisfactory... luckily!
 

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Yes. I replaced the front seal with a generic 1x3 closed cell foam (I have a bunch if you need some). The rear seal I got on ebay which was the trunk seal from a Saturn... The headliner was a PITA... but after a few failed attempts I used this--> headliner material

The side seals, the ones I had were satisfactory... luckily!
Thank you. I have a local guy that will do a new headliner. It's the front/rear and side seals that I need as well as new seal for the window. There must be generic stuff out there that will work as you suggested 1 x 3 closed cell foam. I'm in Boise, where are you located?
 

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new jersey! the front seal is very generic. the side seals are not - however
 

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have you had any experience with Smoothline? my impression was they didn't want to do business.
 

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yes... I called them a few times ... up until about 2 months ago... they said that the company has been severely impacted by COVID and that they would not be able to fulfil orders for months... so that told me basically to find another solution!
 
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