A sad top story

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A sad top story

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:26 pm

Tale of a sad little top.
Here is the top as I saw it.
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The top is latched, yep it is sitting about 1/2 inch from locked down.
Did you see the 1/4 inch gap in the window as the frame isn't flat? Look closly...
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Cause, was the eccentrics were way to tight, causing the top not to sit flush.
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And the latch receivers where bent and broken both sides.
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Gee I think it could be repaired with more duct tape?





No parcel shelf.

Seats don't fold or slide.


But
enough.....

Here is how it is sitting tonight, after battleing a drivers door that the window was catching, after taking out the
regulator I found that some one used too long bolts to screw it together...

Now it goes up and down really nicely, (oil, and greased).
The Passenger side only needed to be shimmed.

The "B" pillar seal was cut and I am trying to repair it, but it has to sit for another day, and tomorrow I put in the rear window.
and fix the headliner to the trunk.

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Re: A sad top story

Post by 93cabriolet » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:13 pm

Wow! impressive fit. Top job.

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Re: A sad top story

Post by CalAltaDubber » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:58 pm

That's amazing Brian.

Great work!
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Re: A sad top story

Post by 84Vert » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:26 am

Looks great
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Re: A sad top story

Post by kamzcab86 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:12 pm

Nice work, Brian! :thumbup:

And, wow... I've never seen black plastic (flares, mirrors) look so faded! :o

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Re: A sad top story

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:17 pm

kamzcab86 wrote:Nice work, Brian! :thumbup:

And, wow... I've never seen black plastic (flares, mirrors) look so faded! :o
Well originally it was LA8Y and that is the crappiest spray job, that I have ever seen for a "pro" shop.
the car has been neglected.

But it has a new top, parcel shelf, and radiator hose, the old one was bursting.
No radiator card, but it do now. Doors realigned, both handles were replaced as well as the latches.
More work than I thought but I got-er-done. That is 12 I think.


OBTW Kammy: for your records wvwca015hk015530 87 alive in Duluth GA. Red, black top, brown int.
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Re: A sad top story

Post by kamzcab86 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:36 am

Briano1234 wrote: Well originally it was LA8Y...
OBTW Kammy: for your records wvwca015hk015530 87 alive in Duluth GA. Red, black top, brown int.
Excellent! I'm working on the Registry tomorrow, so I'll add it along with the 2 deceased.

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Re: A sad top story

Post by CR500Rider » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:52 pm

Perfect! My top has more gorilla and gaff tape than that one. :oops: Luckily I live in San Antonio so the top stays down 95% of the time. :thumbup:
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Re: A sad top story

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:12 am

Just heard from the owner this week,,,, 2 years later and her top still looks great and it doesn't leak at all..... Details it is all in the details.
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Re: A sad top story

Post by 84Vert » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:15 pm

Nice job
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