Removal of old top
My Robbins top came the other day in the mail. I was expecting some large box but is was surprisingly small..... As with all new packages I had to open it up just to check it out, all folded nicely and wrapped in plastic. No paperwork of any sort, hmmm, I guess I will check it out later.
Since 100+ is the a average high for this time of year anything I do is before noon.
Today was the day. I took it out to the garage, laid it on the trunk and unfolded it. Nope, nothing but the canvas with the plastic window installed. Ok, let's go ahead and remove the old one, although I have the manual I typically dont use it unless something doesn't look straight forward. I started up front, I removed the latches, marked them, and continued to remove what I have been calling the "brow". Boy, for this being such a rust free car that certainly wasn't the case in there! I peeled the fabric back and the vinyl that wraps the brow. Since there was no material supplied to re wrap the vinyl part I am thinking I will just wrap it in either the canvas from the window cut out or the old top. Still there is like a plastic backbone in there that does not look very savable. Anyone have ideas or cures? Kinda the same thing in the back, some like plastic runner along the rain channel that looks pretty brittle from the years... all the little nuts came off easily and the old top in now in the corner, new top folded nicely and back in the box and I put the boot cover on for now until I proceed, reading the installation manual and hopefully getting some feedback from you guys who have tackled this project in the past! Any tips or fixes would be greatly appreciated.....