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post #1 of 5 Old 12-29-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Convertible top issue 95 gt. Leaking at quarter window

Like the title says. I just installed an entire frame, top, etc off a 98 cobra and I still have a gap where the quarter window meets the lowest part of weatherstripping on the top. I can take pics if it helps. This is the same reason I just gutted the interior and wanna fix it before installing the new stuff. Any help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-29-2011, 05:50 PM
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Sounds like the adjustment on the quarter window is off, or the top is off, or a combination of both


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Can the top be adjusted? I tried to open it yesterday and couldnt. It is too tight and started to tear from the frame? Mind you I replaced the entire frame assy, and all from the 98. I am thinking I did not leave enough slack under the trim on the sides?
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Can the top be adjusted? I tried to open it yesterday and couldnt. It is too tight and started to tear from the frame? Mind you I replaced the entire frame assy, and all from the 98. I am thinking I did not leave enough slack under the trim on the sides?
What you did typically does not work. Once a top is taken off, they tend to shrink. Since you removed the frame/fabric as an assembly, it could have shrunken enough to cause you problems.

Not to mention the slight tolerances from year to year.

You may find that you have to start from scratch. Get the old top material off, adjust the top, then install a new top.

There is adjustment in the top. The tops arent very complicated, just time consuming to make it all fit correctly.

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From what I can tell it is binding. The rear window is getting stuck under the frame. I am going to remove the headliner tomorrow and see what is hanging up, and try to correct it.
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