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Hi,
my name is Philipp and i`m putting together a '63 Giulia Spider. It is not clear to me how my soft top frame is supposed to be attached to the body. According to the discussion "Need photos of '59-'61 spider soft top frame" I think this is a '59-'61 frame.
Thanks for your help!



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Hi Philipp,
This is how the top you picture is attached:
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It looks as if you may be missing the brackets that mount to the body in which the cross bar pivots.
If you are, I believe that Alfastop sell them.

Joe


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Just in case anyone will be missing these brackets again:
Alfastop didn`t have them in stock. So i took the contour from Joe`s photo, scaled it referring to the distance of my mounting holes. I had the plates flame cut, bent them and welded in simple lathed parts. The position for the threaded hole was determined with brackets and soft top frame on the car. Can send dxf data if required.

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Philipp,
I'm pleasantly surprised to see your post as I've done some forum searching to find cohorts with that style 101 top frame. I currently working on a 1962 1300N. So far I can't get the assembly to stow all the way into the spare tire well as a 750 or early 101 top does. I've included pictures below. Hoping you can help.

Jim
San Antonio, TX
 

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Could it be that the soft top wood crosspiece that butts onto the windshield frame has warped over time?
 

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Your image 1963 shows that one of the pivot points is disconnected.
Has that been repaired?
Joe
I've cleaned it up and am planning to reweld the the pivot pin as original. This top frame is constructed like the last 101 type with welded countersunk pivots.
I don't think that's what's keeping the top from storing properly.
 

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Hi Jim,
sorry for my late reply. A problem that sometimes occurs while lowering my soft top is: the rear arch folds down in driving direction hence blocking the whole frame to fully collapse. like this:

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this position should allow the frame to fully collapse:

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Hi Jim,
sorry for my late reply. A problem that sometimes occurs while lowering my soft top is: the rear arch folds down in driving direction hence blocking the whole frame to fully collapse. like this:

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this position should allow the frame to fully collapse:

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Philipp,
Thanks for the pictures. I stuggled with the top yesterday with no success. Where does the rear removable arch store? Vertical next the the pivot arches or horizontal below the rear deck?
Thanks,
Jim
 

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Philipp,
Thanks for the pictures. I stuggled with the top yesterday with no success. Where does the rear removable arch store? Vertical next the the pivot arches or horizontal below the rear deck?
Thanks,
Jim
Hi Jim,
sorry for my late reply. A problem that sometimes occurs while lowering my soft top is: the rear arch folds down in driving direction hence blocking the whole frame to fully collapse. like this:

IMG_20200408_142208.jpg

this position should allow the frame to fully collapse:

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IMG_20200408_141053.jpg

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Oh, I forgot to mention that the slotted side plates like the ones you fabricated show that the top frame is mounted as far back in the chassis as is possible. Wondering if this affects the stow.
 

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Hi Jim,
the rear removable arch stores horizontally under the rear deck.
I followed the instructions in this topic:

Spider Soft Top Raising/Lowering

The slotted side plates allow to adjust the soft top frame front bar to the windscreen. In my case, they are adjusted with the bolts sitting quite in the middle of the slotted holes.
 
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