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Karmann Ghia Convertible Top Wood Bows

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible Top Wood Bows

We offer convertible top wood bows, also known as tacking forms, for the VW Karmann Ghia. These wood bows are essential in installing a convertible top to your Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Our VW Ghia tacking forms or convertible top wood bows are sold as individual parts: You can buy a header bow, a rear top bow, a rear base and a side piece individually; or you can buy a special VW Karmann Ghia Convertible Top Wood Bow Package, which includes them all for one price. We make and stock our convertible top wood bows for the VW Ghia in house, so we can ship them quickly.

Plastic Bows or Wood Bows for your VW Ghia?

Plastic bows and wood bows are used to install convertible tops on the VW Karmann Ghia. We recommend using a wood bow to install a replacement top on your Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Unlike plastic bows, real wood bows will accept stapling without the risk of chipping and cracking. We strongly recommend the wood bow over the plastic (sometimes called "wood replacement bows") for your VW Ghia.

We use only the best industrial grade cascamite marine glues in our convertible top bows. We have made convertible top wood bows for the VW Karmann Ghia since 1974. Because we are a commercial factory, we have access to the appropriate industrial adhesives.

Our Volkswagen Ghia convertible top bows are made with the highest grade, kiln-dried hardwoods. This wood helps insure that these convertible top wood bows for the VW Ghia (and also for the Beetle) are durable and flawless.

We utilize modern industrial vacuum pressing for lamination wherever feasible (such as in the highly curved rear top bows and window inserts), where structural integrity will be compromised with 'home workshop' methods and materials.

A Perfect Fitting Convertible Top for Your Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

We make high-quality convertible top wood bows to fit your Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. We have chassis clips in our shop. Every convertible top wood bow we make is test fitted to the proper chassis section. This insures minimal 'fuss' when you install your convertible top wood bow on your VW Ghia.

In Stock!

Our shop is in operation every day making convertible top wood bows for classic convertibles, from the VW Beetle and the VW Karmann Ghia to Rolls Royce. We maintain an inventory of convertible top wood bows for the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, and we can ship them very quickly.

Buy A Package and Save!

We offer comprehensive VW Karmann Ghia wood bow packages, which include header bow, rear top bow, rear base, side pieces, and a wrap-around hoop bow for one price.

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About Us

M & T Mfg has proudly served Volkswagen owners for more than 35 years!

We have been providing Volkswagen restorers with parts for their classic Beetle, Karmann Ghia, VW Bus, Volkswagen Vanagon, VW Rabbit, VW Cabriolet, and VW Thing since 1974. We have nearly forty years in the Volkswagen restoration business!

We originated in upholstery and convertible top parts but added VW sedan, body, glass, rubber and other parts. We still operate the shop where we manufacture the convertible wood top bows for classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia convertibles nearly forty years after we began.

Our main building is a restored icehouse in southern Rhode Island. We have added separate warehouses, efficiently linked via our database of parts for air-cooled and water-cooled Volkswagen sedans and Volkswagen convertibles. When we started making Volkswagen convertible top wood bows the demand for quality VW restoration led us to establish relationships with all Volkswagen parts manufacturers and importers. We came to develop a full line of replacement parts for the classic Beetle, Karmann Ghia, VW Bus, and VW Thing.

We developed relationships with hundreds of professional and home Volkswagen restorers. The community of Volkswagen restoration shops and private VW restorers has been invaluable in testing parts, helping us to locate special VW sources for parts and to securing help for our Volkswagen owner friends and customers.

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