Convertible Vehicles - Help, Need a temporary fix!
04-19-2011, 04:01 PM
Some asshole cut 2 holes in my top.:mad: Is there a way to prevent water from entering the car that won't look completely ridiculous! I tried tape but it flew off! :(
04-19-2011, 05:27 PM
I had the same problem, used a piece of transparent duct tape. Sealed leaks and lasted for months until I could get a new top. If tape didn't work for you you didn't get the right tape. Try again and wipe the surface around the hole with alcohol first to remove dirt and grease and promote adhesion to the tape.
The hole I taped up was a little bigger than a quarter. How big a hole are you trying to plug up?
04-20-2011, 01:05 AM
If you can get a scrap of top material or some other
decently waterproof stuff, you could use the windshield
adhesive (black) with that fabric as a backing. Kind of
how you do vinyl repair, only it won't let go for anything
once set. Get something inside to press it down against,
get the cut edges to line up and you may get it almost
invisible (as well as watertight). Just don't get so much
that it spooges out because a knife is the only way to
get that stuff off once cured.
You may also find a fast setting 3M marine adhesive in
black, at West Marine type stores. Same deal more or
less, but in a smaller tube you'll waste less money.
04-20-2011, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the replies! Well is actually not a hole, somebody almost cut like 3 inch boxes :( . Anybody have an idea of how much it is to replace the top, or how hard it is to replace them?
04-20-2011, 06:51 AM
You're going to be looking at about $700 for the top and $300-$500ish in labor. This is not an easy thing to do, I would not attempt this myself if I was you.
04-20-2011, 06:59 AM
new top $500 http://topsonline.com/inner.html?mode=mdl&model=1175&make=12&dept=1
how to How To: Convertible top replacement (Long!) (http://www.fbodyonline.com/forum/f26/how-convertible-top-replacement-long-6159/)
04-20-2011, 10:37 AM
I replaced my top myself. Top cost about $500 from ebay complete with new glass rear window and it came with a video showing how to replace it. No I don't have the video anymore. Only special tool needed is an electric staple gun, which can be rented or you can buy one at walmart or lowes for about $30. It took me most of a day. Then the next day, I went back and reworked a few areas that I wasn't satisfied with.
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