I'm known to blab too much. Taken your "modern car" to the auto shop lately? People seem aghast at $600-$800 labor for R&R vert top.
Done 3 myself. IMO $1000 is a bargain! I DIY cause it's my hobby.
My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.
'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.