The hood US — top , though modified, continued to have a removable frame that had to be erected before the cover was put on.
Racks and steering components seem very reliable and trouble free with normal maintenance.
Brakes - 5 out of 10 - Good by late 50's early 60's standards, but not by today's.
What other electronic parts can I replace to make this car more reliable????? The hydraulic system gained a separate master cylinder for the clutch.
Defrosters work pretty well, and floor heaters to too.
VW beetle owner , although not nearly as weather-proof.