• Hint: Use a descriptive title for your new message
    If you're looking for help and want to draw people in who can assist you, use a descriptive subject title when posting your message. In other words, "1998 Town Car" isn't going to indicate to anybody that you need help. However, "Need help with my 1998 Town Car" will. Be as descriptive as you can. Please use common sense... This message can be closed by clicking the X in the top right corner.

need a piece for the vinyl (carriage) top on my 1998 Lincoln town car Le Panache

kingoftoys

Junior Member
25
0
1
Spokane, Wa.
Just picked up this Lincoln. It is missing the vinyl top trim on the top of the right rear door. Where can I find a replacement? Holes are drilled in the door, so it needs to be covered. Is this something for an upholstery shop? Need the back piece and the vinyl covering. Thank you, Howard
 

bbf2530

Junior Member
345
55
28
Just picked up this Lincoln. It is missing the vinyl top trim on the top of the right rear door. Where can I find a replacement? Holes are drilled in the door, so it needs to be covered. Is this something for an upholstery shop? Need the back piece and the vinyl covering. Thank you, Howard
I'm in the same boat. 2004 Le Panache edition. Mine will need a whole new top at some point. What kind of shops even do these anymore?
Hi guys. Try Googling "Automotive upholstery shops near me" and "Convertible repair shops near me".

As All2 mentioned, it was a Dealer installed appearance package, so it is unlikely you will find an off-the-shelf replacement. Ford/Lincoln did not build that "edition" themselves, so you will not be able to get anything from them.

Some automotive upholstery shops also repair/replace convertible and vinyl roofs. There is at least one in my area that does (not that it helps you, unless you live in NJ). You could also call your local body shops and ask who they use to repair/replace convertible and vinyl roofs.

Another possibility is if you can determine which particular Dealership the car was originally sold from. Then you can contact them to ask who did the original work and/or if they can get parts.
Also...keep in mind that even if you could find original vinyl pieces, it is unlikely those new pieces will match ~15 and ~21 year old vinyl roofs. So a shop may be able to better match the aging and wear of your current vinyl.

Let us know how you make out and good luck.
______________________________
 
Last edited:

kingoftoys

Junior Member
25
0
1
Spokane, Wa.
Thank you to all. I was thinking an upholstery shop might be my only chance. The title from the previous owners showed it had an Oregon title before their Washington title. License plate frame was from car lot in Portland, Oregon. This is really the only trim issue I have. When they installed the top, holes were drilled in the door to take screws that hold the trim in place. The car came with expensive mag wheels, but they are not Lincoln. I may have to hunt some down or live with what I have. I had a 1995 Town Car that I got 12 years of service out of and was the best car I have ever owned. Howard
 

bbf2530

Junior Member
345
55
28
I’ve contacted a couple of upholstery shops around me. Results so far is they only do interiors. Seems vinyl top restoration/replacement specialists are a dying breed.
Hi jkeaton. Have you contacted body shops in your area to ask who they use for convertible roof and vinyl top replacement/repair?
 

HTML

Top