It has been awhile since I have worked on the Spider and posted. Spring is around the corner and my goal is to get the car finished so I can enjoy it this summer.
I bought a new Autoberry top and have just started the install process. I plan on a full documentation on my Refurbish thread but got stuck on step one.
I have the 34 page Spider Top Install document and have read it cover to cover several times.
I think the Autoberry top is a little different from the original and the documentation in the manual. It has been a couple of years since I removed the old top, and frame assembly so have forgot some of the details.
I am confused about the route for the cables, especially with this top and would like to confirm the connection of the looped end of the cables.
Photos are attached.
The cable is to be threaded through the fabric top from the front. It routes through the fabric top exits at the brass grommet, enters into the top frame and exits at the bottom into the cable tension device.
I would like to confirm that the cable loop is anchored to this point on the frame and also, is this where the T-bolt attaches. The install manual is silent on this end of the cable.
This is where the cable enters the frame after it exits the fabric. I understand this correctly.
The next three photos show the potential routes of the cable. I think the chalked line is the correct path. However, the stitching will have to be crossed as it currently does not allow for the cable to route within the layers of the fabric.
Is the chalked line the correct route? Has anyone run across this issue with the Autoberry replacement tops? Appreciate your help. I want to make sure my top is installed correctly and that my install thread is correct.
I think this is the correct route for the cable but will have to cross the stitching. ( Had to borrow Grandsons driveway chalk to mark the top
The screw driver shows the location of the path through the top.
This is where the wire ends up in the fold after you go through the grommet hole. I know this in not the right path.