|07-08-2014 08:25 PM|
|07-08-2014 06:02 PM|
|vertical horizons||I'm guessing that you are saying to go passed the hinge, but only half-way.|
|07-08-2014 05:45 PM|
|07-08-2014 05:38 PM|
|krisbman||Thats a huge repair. Is go beyond the hinge definetely but only half way|
|07-08-2014 05:19 PM|
The main issue holding me back from attempting to repair the damage is the fact that the damage is right there, where the hinge bolts to the rear window. If it were just a crack somewhere else on the hard top, that would be a different story.
But, being a structural point, I'm worried that my repair wouldn't hold up.
I want to throw an idea at you guys, to get your opinion ...
I found a broken hardtop, that still has the rear side intact. (The left side window & framework around that window is gone.) Instead of trying to repair the damage to the hinge area, I am thinking of taking that other broken hardtop, and cutting out the portion that you see in the photo (this isn't the actual hardtop, of course).
Then, cut out the same area on my hardtop. then, basically, the repair would be made by attaching that portion from the other hardtop to mine.
That way, I am not doing any kind of repair to the hinge area. Just bypassing the hinge area.
|07-07-2014 11:04 PM|
You learn something new every day.
|07-07-2014 10:39 PM|
|07-07-2014 10:36 PM|
I mean, how many cars are made out of SMC material?
|06-13-2014 09:33 AM|
|06-13-2014 09:14 AM|
|06-12-2014 11:32 PM|
That helps a lot.
That will get me started in the right direction.
|06-12-2014 10:51 PM|
|06-12-2014 09:25 PM|
|06-12-2014 09:10 PM|
|Kota7x||I think you will be fine. I backed my Dads Jeep into the back of the garage with the HT window open and did some damage like that. Put some bondo over it, and it hasnt given trouble for 3 years.|
|06-12-2014 09:02 PM|
|06-12-2014 06:08 PM|
|Indy49||I'm no expert on fiberglass, but from my experience, even broken fiberglass is pretty strong. It doesn't tear very easily. You should be ok unless both window hinges are broken, then I would worry about the back window falling off., (your picture shows the same hinge in both)|
|06-11-2014 06:33 PM|
|vertical horizons||These 2 pictures show the damage to my hardtop. (We dropped it this weekend, trying to put it back onto my jeep. I am not familiar with fiberglass. Is this repairable? Will the damage begin to spread as I drive, or is this the extent of the damage? So far, no leaks when it rains.|