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    How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?

    Any one got any pointers on how i would connect the convertable top to the rear clip of the car thanx...

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    Re:How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?

    This is old, but I would like to know also. ???

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    Re:How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?

    Quote Originally Posted by HollowMan
    Any one got any pointers on how i would connect the convertable top to the rear clip of the car thanx...
    Is the top already made and what body are you using?
    The reason I ask is the AD kit is not flat where as the IFG
    clones are flat where the top attaches. And the last thing
    you want is to use are those zues clips that snap the top down. I actually am finishing up on a frame that bolts to
    the top of the rear clip. The frame is the shape of the top
    where it meets the fiberglass. the material will fit under the frame and be sandwiched down to the body. This way there
    will be nothing exposed, only material and it makes it very
    water proof.


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    Re:How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?

    I have an Air Dynamics kit and what I am using is a 1/2 inch wide piece of steel the length of the fiberglass "V" where the top is to attach and along the back of the deck lid lip where the rear window will attach to the body of the car. These steel parts have several 1 inch long by 10/24 screws welded to the inside of the steel strap. The top material is then wrapped around the steel strap in a "U" fashion. The strap is then bolted to the fiberglass lip that sticks up on the Air Dynamics kit body and no visible attachments are on the car.

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    Re:How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?

    If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

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    Re:How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?


    I used snaps and some bolts with plastic knobs.
    (bolts are functional but for looks like on the real deal)
    I made my top with hidden snaps under the fabric.
    I had the guy make my top with about two inches exta fabric at the bottom edges. I had him install the snaps facing the wrong way, facing out. Then I had him fold the two inches up to the inside of the top and had him sew it up.

    I have more pics but I'm not where my computer is at.

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    Re:How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder

    I have more pics but I'm not where my computer is at.
    More pics of the car and top or more pics of the chick sitting in the car ;D (no offense if its your wife or anything)...she's a hottie :P

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    Re:How do i fasten the convertable top to the rear clip?

    Here is a comparison of two 355s.
    Yet you can see how they are finished off differently.

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