Has anyone had any problems with installing their hardtop? I installed it like it shows in the manual but i needed extra weight on top of the roof in order to latch the hinges back into the holes. Within 2 weeks both of them have popped back out again any suggestions????
Perhaps you have an extra piece of weather stripping along the top of your windshield frame or a piece left on from your soft top mounting system. Sounds as if something is getting in the way up there sandwiched between your hard top and windshield frame. I just put mine on and the only resistance I felt when pulling the latches down was the compression of the weather strip. Is everything lined up and the back secured correctly?
well when i took it off everything was fine unlatched the latches and took out all the torx screws and voila, put it back on a couple weeks later and everything lined up fine no warpage anywhere put the bolts back in went to attach the latches back into the slots and its like i needed a bit of extra weight to latch them in. Perhaps i should try tipping the roof at the latches first, attach them, then screw in the bolts????
I just put mine on today. I hook the front latches, put the bolts in, and then latch the latches. Fit perfect.
It often will but it's always safer to wait until the front is latched in place before you tighten the rear bolts. The reason being is the top can be slightly too far to the rear even with the bolts dropped in place for the front of the top to be far enough forward to latch properly. If the bolts are left loose, the front latches can pull the top forward more if needed to latch up properly. Then it's time to tighten the rear six bolts.
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Thanks Jerry looks like your way worked! I took off the hardtop again and instead pushed it a bit more forward for extra "slack" and pulled the latches in, then screwed in the bolts. starting to get a bit chilly up here so the soft top can only keep you warm for so long haha!