Thanks, slf! i'm not sure if that's it or not to be honest. i don't know how accurate the drawing is but it's definitely not quite the right shape. the piece fits over the body metal and kind of wraps around it. the hard top sits on top of it and the bolt that holds the top on goes through it. kind of like a sandwich with a bolt through it if that makes any sense. and based on my knowledge of cars, i would assume the A pillar to imply more so by the windshield and this area would be more of a B pillar area. But i could be totally wrong about that as I haven't worked on cars in a long time, haha.
and yeah.. it's the 'nasty up here!
i say up as i see you're in the KY [jelly]. see, i have [not so] clever nicknames for everything! haha!
i need more coffee this morning. i'm think i'm going delusional.