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Old 11-09-2010, 02:05 PM   #16
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hi , i just had a new windshield put in and now the top wont go back on .by the looks of it its like its off to the passenger side of the car any idea whats wrong ???/
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hi , i just had a new windshield put in and now the top wont go back on .by the looks of it its like its off to the passenger side of the car any idea whats wrong ???/
The metal edge trim on the roof could be hitting the windshield trim if the windshield was installed offset to one side?? ? I don't know what else they could alter to cause this. I would call the glass shop right away before any more time lapses.
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After new installation adjustments are done, there's still a proper sequence for tightening when you've had the top out...

Start the FRONT bolts FIRST, not completely tight, then start the rear bolts. Then lock down the fronts, and the rears last.

If you tighten the rears first, you might find that you've pulled the front bolt holes rearward with the top, out of line with the front bolts. Even if parked on the same flat spot, you still could have some flex.

It's easier to start a cross-thread with a socket, when you can't get fingers in there to start the front bolts...
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I'm always thinkin' (you can tell by the smoke). And we all know stuff don't work when the magic smoke gets out.

Never got paid for wrenchin' so I know nothin' ( I can guess pretty good tho' )...

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I know everyone has their own recipe for doing things, but if the roof is adjusted properly your should be able to start all bolts, lock down the rears, then draw the fronts straight down. I have see roof frames crack in the rear (their weakest point) from people tightening the fronts first and then trying to tighten the rear bolts by drawing the frame back.
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After new installation adjustments are done, there's still a proper sequence for tightening when you've had the top out...

Start the FRONT bolts FIRST, not completely tight, then start the rear bolts. Then lock down the fronts, and the rears last.

If you tighten the rears first, you might find that you've pulled the front bolt holes rearward with the top, out of line with the front bolts. Even if parked on the same flat spot, you still could have some flex.

It's easier to start a cross-thread with a socket, when you can't get fingers in there to start the front bolts...
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Anyone have actual pics of the anti rattle roof kit installed. I have the kit and looked at the sketches but can't make head or tails of it. TIA.
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Anyone have actual pics of the anti rattle roof kit installed. I have the kit and looked at the sketches but can't make head or tails of it. TIA.
You have a link or pic? I can maybe take a look at it.
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I don't really know how that is going to reduce squeaks or rattles. Are those just foam type seals? If so, I have seen roofs come in with those stuck into the corners, but figured they were there to eliminate water and wind leaks. Good luck!
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I don't really know how that is going to reduce squeaks or rattles. Are those just foam type seals? If so, I have seen roofs come in with those stuck into the corners, but figured they were there to eliminate water and wind leaks. Good luck!
They feel like a velcro thing. Not the hooked end but the furry part.

BTW, I am making an appointment with Corvette Sports, the guy you recommended to take a look at my roof leaks. Maybe he will realign it or something and prevent the problem.
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They feel like a velcro thing. Not the hooked end but the furry part.

BTW, I am making an appointment with Corvette Sports, the guy you recommended to take a look at my roof leaks. Maybe he will realign it or something and prevent the problem.

Oh ok, pretty much the same thing. We sell the dealer installed anti squeak front pads here http://www.melrosecorvetteparts.com/...ator-Pads.html
which is what I thought you were first referring to. Corvette Sports are a great bunch of guys and know what they are doing.
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I also have a 86L - 88 top for my 85 and it looks like I need to replace the mounts on the windshield side to the 86L style on my 85 and the top (incidentaly it is new) will work??
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starting problems

1988 corvette can sit for days and start no problem. But when the temp. is normal you have to grind a long time for it to start. Can someone steer me in the right direction?
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