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Roof Mechanism Doesn't Fold Correctly, And how to fix it

 
Old 04-27-2013, 03:44 AM
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Default Roof Mechanism Doesn't Fold Correctly, And how to fix it

Following on from floppys dilema I discovered the same!

What you really dont want to see-



And in the mirror-



So off to the shops for some 2" black elastic and some 20swg piano wire (model shop)

This is tha amount of dead slack in the old elastic-





So after a few measurements-





And a test for the wire having cut out the old elastic-



I superglued (good liquid type that smokes when you use it) the area where thw wires were to go so I could drill holes for the wire in the now stiffened material. Don't worry about the staining it won't show.Notice I've made up a left and right side as the new elastic is wider than the original.





Fit the new made up straps from the back first, moving the roof up and down to minimise tension, the pins just go into the holes in the pop rivets. The loop around the bar holds it in nice and firmly, pull the strap tight and loop the front the same way, the first one is a bugger as you are fighting against the roof, the second side was far easyier as the tension from the first strap helped.



And Roberts your Mothers Brother!-







Even the Stig seems to like it!

WARNING, draging you roof up and down a dozen times without the engine running WILL flatten your battery.......................DOH!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:10 AM
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You could make some money selling these kits - I'd have one!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:19 AM
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You could make some money selling these kits - I'd have one!
Modifry already does.
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Yes - but have you seen the delivery charge
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Yes - but have you seen the delivery charge
Yes when I saw $20 for a bit of elastic and wire with $50 on top for delivery I thought "I can do that", and did for a few quid.
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Just spotted your post on my other thread, thanks for the info on the elastic needed and excellent how to!

Great effort!
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Having had a post removed for stating I'm NOT selling these kits, I've changed my mind and paid my $20 to become a member again. So for the benifit of fellow members I will make up sets of elastic straps, PM me if interested. I'm going to charge £10 + £1.50 P&P to cover materials, driving to get them, a little for my time and postage.
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I'm trying to decided if I need these or not, how tight should the straps be as I can pull mine down a fair but but I've never thought my roof doesn't go down far enough
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tighter than a prom queen's knicker elastic
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