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Old 04-17-2009, 04:21 PM
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pic 1 is of the front windshield... passanger side...

pic 2 is taken from inside the car...passanger side... arrow pointing at light i can see throw the moulding (catcher?) next to the latch attached to the roof.

pic 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 are all taken above the car faceing down... at the top corner of the windshield on the drivers side...

I hope that helps explain the pictures
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:30 PM
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The top frame is bent. usually from opening the top with one of the latches still latched. You'll need to partially open the top and bend it down to make the gap smaller between the top and windshield frame.
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Crazy, sorry. I mis-used the word catcher. Apparently its only for hardtops, and its for the side latches. You are right, I was thinking catcher = what you + everyone calls 'strikers'

sorry for the confusion
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could the top frame have been bent from the first time i used the hardtop strikers and them being so tight?

What part do I want to bend? where is the pivot point i want to make to allow the bending?

I am uploading a video to help better the pictures.
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ikeyballz, no big deal, i appreciate you trying to help

video will be uploaded in 5 more min, and hopefully they will aid the pictures. I took the videos with a pocket camera.
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The top frame needs to contact the windshield frame without any gap when the latches are fully latched.

Most will be 3-5mm higher with the latches unhooked.

1.Partially open the top, and grab the front of the top frame.
2.Support the 2nd bow/hinge area with you other hand.
3.Pull down on the front of the top frame.
4.Repeat until the fully closed gap is gone.
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aahhh crap, i dont want to bend the frame... i am not sure of wear to bend it. I could easily bend it incorrectly and make the problem even worse...

Any chance youll want to go make a quick video showing your hand positions on your roof so I know what it is you mean???
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I don't want to re-install the soft top in my car to do a video. Sorry
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I don't know but maybe if you loosen your newly installed strickers THEN close the top, then retighten your latches and strikers everything may be correctly lined up. Sounds to me like somethings binding because something is not correctly lined. Let the strikers self adjust to the latches.
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