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HOW TO: Soft Top Removal

 
Old 04-22-2013, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by s2gowner View Post
You need 2 people for sure to remove the top. agreed and covered this
I had to unbolt the seatbelt so the roll hoops can have more whiggle room as well, remove plastics cap and the 14mm bolt will be exposed. agreed and covered this
Disconnect and unbolt the motors on each side only 3 10mm bolt. does this enable more movement of the frame so it comes out?
Also, I had an extra clip that had to be remove where there was a screw near the fender well between the outside part of the top. It was a push in type, not that hard compared to the screw type clips. agreed and covered this


good info on putting the roof down though, I didnt have that luxury as the car was in bits with no battery connected
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for this write up I changed my plastic window for a glass roof
Thanks Jo
Take your time it was easy
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:20 AM
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Superb write up I tackled this myself earlier this year and at six foot two it was tricky at points but if you take your time its fairly easy. your write up would have come in well handy when I did it though.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:05 PM
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any idea how to get the small plastic screw grommet out on the side rear panels. Mine doesn't seem to back out at all using a phillips screw driver
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:16 PM
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will be installing mines soon.
@kidd6454, i'm still confuse on where is that plastic screw located. Thats the only thing i'm feelin iffy about
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Floppy View Post
Now, with a small Philips head screwdriver you can remove the screw style grommets from the side panels (pictured below)


Untitled by AZ_Collins, on Flickr
These are the plastic screws I was referring to. They don't seem to back out at all when using a screwdriver and only spins in place.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by simonss2000 View Post
top work
LOL! I get it!!
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by kidd6454 View Post
Originally Posted by Floppy' timestamp='1365032778' post='22449575


Now, with a small Philips head screwdriver you can remove the screw style grommets from the side panels (pictured below)


Untitled by AZ_Collins, on Flickr
These are the plastic screws I was referring to. They don't seem to back out at all when using a screwdriver and only spins in place.
Ahhh i see. I thought you were talking about the ones floppy said located on the sides near the wheel well or something.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dc2s2k03 View Post
Originally Posted by kidd6454' timestamp='1383078780' post='22852394
[quote name='Floppy' timestamp='1365032778' post='22449575']


Now, with a small Philips head screwdriver you can remove the screw style grommets from the side panels (pictured below)


Untitled by AZ_Collins, on Flickr
These are the plastic screws I was referring to. They don't seem to back out at all when using a screwdriver and only spins in place.
Ahhh i see. I thought you were talking about the ones floppy said located on the sides near the wheel well or something.
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Yeah its those screws that I'm stuck with. Anyone have any suggestions on removing them?
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:21 AM
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Had the same problem! In the end just managed to pull the panel a lot until the clips came too..
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