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Old 04-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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2003 hard top mounting

Ok, I took the top off and doors and had a blast in the warm 50 degree sun. Now my hard top latches are loose. I reinstalled my hard top and closed the latches before bolting it down, and the installed the 6 bolts. Now they rattle like a sob. And it's really annoying. It's there away to tighten them or move them up on the bolts? Thanks in advance. Oh ya the top is the stock hard top.

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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It's possible that your rubber seals may be crimped over somewhere causing a looser fit. I would take your hardtop back off and carefully look at all mating surfaces as the parts come together, it may require a 3rd person. Not speaking from experience but thinking out loud

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #3
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It turns out my hinge bracket that mounts the top to the frame is not so "u shaped" anymore. Thus allowing the air leak. And not allowing it to close tight. I cut a piece of 1inch long tubing and the sliced it down the middle and stuck that around the mount hole on the frame. All is tight, no rattling or air leak/ water leak. I'll be replacing the hinge bracket soon.
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