Hoghead's Hatch Heaven

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This section of our web site presents information on 1970's Firebird Hatch Roofs.

There are 4 kinds of hatch roofs that can be found on a 70's Trans Am:


Hurst Hatches were original equipment on many 1976-78 Trans Ams, most notably seen in "Smokey and the Bandit". The cars were shipped to Hurst and the tops were put in there with a saw. Hurst Hatches are the smallest type and came in two different colors.

Hurst Hatches are our major emphasis on this site, because of their use in Bandit Trans Ams.

Go to the Hurst Hatch Site!


Fisher T-tops were designed by GM to be put in on the assembly line. They were used from 1978 to 1981, and produced in large numbers. The car bodies had special roof panels designed for T-tops.


Cars and Concepts T-tops were installed by cutting the roof all the way across. It looks almost like a targa roof.

We've dissected a car with C&C tops and collected a modest amount of information on these tops.

Go to the Cars and Concepts Hatch Site!


American Hatch made a product almost identical to the Hurst Hatch, only the Firebird version was larger. These are quite rare, and we've collected a small amount of info on them.

Go to the American Hatch Site!

Do you know of a type of 1970's F-body T-tops that we've missed? We'd love to hear from you.

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