Hello, my name is Jake...
and I couldn't get the idea of a Sportsmobile top out of my head!
I've recently embarked on the project of installing a Sportsmobile top on my 1989 Ford Club Wagon XLT.
A little about the van, it's been around for quite some time and has been sold and traded amongst a few Vanner groups in my area. I know 3-4 of the previous owners and I've managed to trace it back to the potential first owner or at least the owner who installed the Gear Vendors Overdrive unit.
It's a 351w with a c6 and a GV Overdrive. It spent a lot of its life in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and then Indiana. I picked it up after selling my Jeep because I had been dreaming about a van for quite some time and knew I could let the Jeep go after it had served me well for 8 years.
We've recently started on the interior by removing the carpet, I think i will use some of the leftover roof material to patch the floor actually.
I've recently acquired the Sportsmobile top from a buddy of mine who has a Westy top on his Third Gen Ford Shorty. My brother, cousin, and father assisted me in removing it yesterday and placing it onto a trailer. It was much heavier than I thought.
Anyways, thanks for having me and I look forward to annoying all of you in the near future.