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Forum: Convertible Tech 07-18-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By scan1959
Csjag, Replacing convertible tops is what I...

Csjag,

Replacing convertible tops is what I do for a living. Having said that, the cracked binding situation is a common problem on modern convertibles and even if you take the top off, I would...
Forum: Convertible Tech 05-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By scan1959
After you finish installing the top, if the sides...

After you finish installing the top, if the sides are still loose, then you need to tighten the sides and back of the top by removing the tack rail, unstaple the top, pull it tighter and restaple.
...
Forum: Convertible Tech 01-11-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By scan1959
Bob, The back seats on the convertibles that...

Bob,
The back seats on the convertibles that came from the factory describes as "Leather appointed seats" don't even have any leather on the seatcovers at all. Very few people know this and your...
Forum: Convertible Tech 12-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By scan1959
Will, if there is a tear/rip in the convert top...

Will, if there is a tear/rip in the convert top material, you can replace the back window only. Your model of 'vert is a 2-piece top.

Disclaimer: A 13 year old top might not be able to go...
Forum: Convertible Tech 12-01-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By scan1959
BigDish, it doesn't matter what was the original...

BigDish, it doesn't matter what was the original fluid from the factory. Engineers have decided that the fluid that is needed is ATF Mercon.

Yes, it's red and the original isn't. They say it...
Forum: Convertible Tech 11-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By scan1959
Yes, tighten the clamps (J-hooks) by loosening...

Yes, tighten the clamps (J-hooks) by loosening the hex key bolt on the front of the hook, then tighten by turning counter clockwise.

Also, this model is known for needing a new weatherseal at the...
Forum: Convertible Tech 09-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By scan1959
Yes about the 1/4 pad laying outside the window...

Yes about the 1/4 pad laying outside the window area.

Cronological order is:
rear curtain
top pads
rear quarter pads
top

At least this is the way that they come apart from the factory.
Forum: Convertible Tech 09-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By scan1959
O.K. Pilgrim(I have always wanted to say that!),...

O.K. Pilgrim(I have always wanted to say that!), this is getting serious now.

The 1/4 pads staple at the bow above the back window down at an angle to terminate in the middle of the curve of the...
Forum: Convertible Tech 09-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By scan1959
Pilgrim, Don't forget the pads. If the...

Pilgrim,

Don't forget the pads. If the underside(facing the seats) has been worn through in places, replace the pads. A new top that isn't protected won't wear very long. You'll be doing this...
Forum: Convertible Tech 09-02-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By scan1959
I don't think this one is available as a one...

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. ...
Forum: Convertible Tech 07-27-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By scan1959
GA, Those are irrelevant. If they have anything...

GA, Those are irrelevant. If they have anything to do with the top, they don't matter.

I know this convertible mechanism very well and I don't think you need to worry.

Especially know that...
Forum: Convertible Tech 07-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By scan1959
Last week I was asked to look at a new Stang...

Last week I was asked to look at a new Stang convertible with this problem.

Dealer sent it to me said the customer didn't like it cause it didn't drop exactly on the pin holes and easily latch....
Forum: Convertible Tech 03-08-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By scan1959
I agree with AzPete to take it to the shop who...

I agree with AzPete to take it to the shop who will furnish and install for 1 price for two reasons:

First this installer orders high quality tops all the time. His shop's reputation depends on...
Forum: Convertible Tech 09-14-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By scan1959
Pilgrim, All Fox body new convertible tops...

Pilgrim,

All Fox body new convertible tops have listings at the 2nd and 3rd bows. I haven't installed one for a couple of years but never saw a new aftermarket top cover without the two listing...
Forum: Convertible Tech 08-31-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By scan1959
Bob, I too think there is nothing unusual...

Bob,

I too think there is nothing unusual about your weatherseals.

I'm suspicious that the leak is coming in from somewhere else. Like maybe at the junction where the back glass and top...
Forum: Convertible Tech 06-23-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By scan1959
120, Unless you personally have had this car...

120,

Unless you personally have had this car since new, or a close family, I would be very skeptical that it is original.

The real topic though is whether or not you should use it as it was...
Forum: Convertible Tech 06-19-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By scan1959
smac, I always put the corner of the pillar...

smac,

I always put the corner of the pillar into the pocket so that it would stay in place. This way, the plastic is on the inside of the metal pillar and the outside of the top stays on the...
Forum: Convertible Tech 06-19-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By scan1959
Are you concerned about the fittings that screw...

Are you concerned about the fittings that screw into the motor or the hydraulic cylinders?

If it is the motor(pump), then pull the motor out of the bracket. It is kept in place by rubberized...
Forum: Convertible Tech 06-16-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By scan1959
Num; You definetly need to take out the...

Num;

You definetly need to take out the bottom and backrest of the rear seat. Then, take off the side panel.

This will expose the hydraulic cylinder.

What are you thinking you will do when...
Forum: Convertible Tech 05-27-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By scan1959
Helotech, Don't forget the option to...

Helotech,

Don't forget the option to purchase a top(it will include the conv top frame) in good shape, used, from a salvage yard.

This option is a good one because you can buy the top already...
Forum: Convertible Tech 05-07-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,295
Posted By scan1959
The back window conversion from plastic curtain...

The back window conversion from plastic curtain to glass involves installing a different top strictly to be used with a glass back window.

So, if you aren't planning to install a new top at the...
Forum: Convertible Tech 04-22-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By scan1959
This might...

This might help:http://mustangforums.com/forum/convertible-tech/515886-how-to-fix-a-leak-in-a-1999-2004-mustang-vert.html
Forum: Convertible Tech 03-27-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By scan1959
I've got a few ideas on this subject. ...

I've got a few ideas on this subject.

DISCLAIMER: This is what I do for a living. Read into this - I may be biased. These are not necessarily the facts in everyones region.

Some shops...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 02-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,964
Posted By scan1959
Hey Guys. I know this thread is a little old,...

Hey Guys. I know this thread is a little old, but I just stumbled onto it.

How did you do with your DIY installation? I install convertible top covers for a living. The installation of the...
Forum: Convertible Tech 02-08-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,207
Posted By scan1959
You can make any 'Stang convertible a manual that...

You can make any 'Stang convertible a manual that will not have any drag on it by unbolting the hydraulic lines from the hydraulic motor.

Just remove the back seat, inbetween the back seat and the...
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