Originally Posted by scan1959
I don't think this one is available as a one piece top.
You picked a tough one to take on. Here's some tips:
The front header weatherseal and metal weatherseal track will need to come off. When you do this, you need to plan on having a new weatherseal available(if not actually in hand, then know where to buy one). Many previous installers glue the weatherseal in place and it comes out in 8 or 10 pieces.
The back window needs to be fitted first. Make sure the bow at the top of the window is at the correct bow height measurement, or the top cover won't fit.
The rear tack strips are attached with nuts on the studs coming out of the sides and rear.
Buy or rent a good stapler and use galvanized or stainless staples.
Have a garage, carport or dry area ready to store the car. It will take plenty of time.
Thanks for the reply. I waited to order my top until had the old one off. You are correct; the front seal was glued on. I got it out in one piece, but there are a few slices, and a LOT of glue!!! A new one is coming.
I found the measurement for the fourth bow on a website. I will use that if the new top has no better information.
I think I am ready, but I am an information *****-- meaning I will take all the information I can get. Never have too much information.
It really wasn't much different from the Falcon I did some years ago. That one I trial fitted about 6 times before stapling anything. This may go the same way.