Newport Convertible Engineering – NCE will Design and engineer for your cars, vehicles and automobiles the Convertible Tops.
NCE making a Convertible Tops for over 34 years.
Newport Convertible Engineering was the first US coach builder that designed, engineered and distributed limited Mercedes Benz Convertible tops throughout the world!
Newport Convertible Engineering was the first US coach builder that designed, engineered and distributed limited Lincoln Limo Convertible tops throughout the world!
Cadillac Eldorado c.1959, with zipper operable clear plastic rear window
Jaguar XK120 Open two-seater or roadster and not a Convertible Tops c.1950, with a very lightweight canvas top and removable side curtains thumbscrewed to the doors – with no external door handles (shown: top stored)
Jaguar XK140 Convertible Top with wind-up windows
A Convertible Tops, is a type of automobile of various automobile body styles that can ‘convert’ from an enclosed to an open-air vehicle.
Roof designs vary widely, with several common characteristics. Earlier convertibles features roofs that were demountable and/or detachable. Often the roof is hinged and folds away, either into a recess behind the rear seats or into the boot or trunk of the vehicle. The roof may operate either manually or automatically via hydraulic or electrical actuators, and the roof itself may be constructed of soft or rigid material. Soft-tops are made of vinyl, canvas or other textile material, while hard-tops are made of steel, aluminum, plastic or other rigid materials.
Roof designs vary widely, but a few characteristics are common to all Convertible Tops. Roofs are affixed to the body of the vehicle and are usually not detachable. Instead the roof is hinged and folds away, either into a recess behind the rear seats or into the boot or trunk of the vehicle. The roof may operate either manually or automatically via hydraulic or electrical actuators; the roof itself may be constructed of soft or rigid material. Soft-tops are made of vinyl, canvas or other textile material; hard-top convertibles have roofs made from steel, aluminium, carbon fibre or plastic materials.Flexible or rigid roofs
Contemporary Convertible Tops are known and marketed under several different terms due to the convergence of body styles over the years. A convertible may be described as a drop-head coupé, a cabriolet or cabrio, an open 2-seater without wind-up windows as a spyder, or spider or roadster. Retractable rigid roof (or hard-top) cars are marketed as simply retractable hardtop and French versions as coupé cabriolet or coupé convertible.
The collapsible textile roof section of Convertible Tops over an articulated folding frame may include linings such as a sound-deadening layer or interior cosmetic headliner (to hide the frame) – or both – and may have electrical or electro-hydraulic mechanisms for raising the roof. The erected top secures to the windshield frame header with manual latches, semi-manual latches, or fully automatic latches. The folded convertible top is called the stack.