Plastic vs Wood:
The real wood bows will accept the stapling without the risk of chipping and cracking that plastic bows have. We strongly recommend the wood bow over the plastic (sometimes called "wood replacement bows" !!)
Wood, Glues, etc.: We use only the best industrial grade cascamite marine glues in our bows. We have made these bows since 1974 (our wood shop is nearly 40 years running) and because we are a commercial factory, we have access to the appropriate industial adhesives, etc.
We use kiln dried highest graded hardwoods for durability and defect free wood.
Trial Fitting: We have chassis clips in our shop. Every bow we make is test fitted to the proper chassis section. This insures a minimum of 'fuss' when you install your wood top bow.
In Stock: Our shop is in operation every day making bows for classic convertibles from VW to Rolls Royce. We maintain an inventory of bows and can almost always ship very quickly.
1973-1979 Wood: Beginning in 1973 Volkswagen eliminated the front wood, substituting a steel bow. In these cars only the rear top bow (over the rear window) and the tacking insert on the window frame are wood. Our real wood insert is better than the fiberboard originally used by VW for the rear window tacking. We offer the full framework with the tacking ring bonded to the steel.