I have just spent the last hour trying to get my soft top on, and it just seems that the thing is too small. I clipped in all the pieces around the door frames, body, etc and zipped the windows in. Now I am at the part where you hook the two hooks to the front by the windshield. The problem is they won't reach!
There is about 1.5 inches of clearance between the hook and where it hooks into. Where am I going wrong?
Also I am trying to get the clips out from the plastic door frames, to see if I can pull the top any closer, but I can't even get those out. What is the trick to pulling this out?
I am going go pull it into the garage for the night and have a beer, before I get any more frustrated and end up wrecking something.
If anyone has gone through this similar situation or you have any suggestions for a frustrated newbie, please post.
If it is a little chilly and I'm having trouble getting my top on, I usually push the rear bar forward to try and get the top to move forward as much as possible. Then I just push on the front part and it usually moves into place so I can get those front latches on. However, I try to avoid having to go through the trouble of putting a cold, shrunken top on by making sure I put it back on while it is still warm out. You can always ride around with just the windows out because they're easy to put back on.
Thanks for all the help. Your instructions were extremely helpful. It took me a few tries to get the hang of it, but I am no longer frustrated with putting up/down the soft top.
I have a few quick questions. What is the best thing to do with the windows? I have just been leaving the back window in and folding it back, as for the sides, I have just been putting them into rear. Is there anything wrong (IE potential to damage) them by doing this?
they'll eventually end up scratched and foggy, but other than that, there's no reason not just just tote them with you in the back. i like to take mine inside so the plastic is clearer longer, but that's just me.