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Re: installed new convertible top Saturday...NEVER AGAIN! [Re: dwcopple] #5208679 09/09/19 06:15 PM
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SN95, has curves in all the right places cool


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Re: installed new convertible top Saturday...NEVER AGAIN! [Re: bdcardinal] #5208811 09/09/19 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcardinal
SN95, has curves in all the right places cool

+1.. and red should be the only color for it imo.

Nice ride OP 👌

Re: installed new convertible top Saturday...NEVER AGAIN! [Re: dwcopple] #5208859 09/09/19 10:51 PM
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I installed the same top on my Mustang a couple months ago, and I didn't find the job to be too bad, just time-consuming as others have said. It didn't help that I got sick halfway through the process and couldn't work on it for about a week. Well worth the money saved over paying someone else to do it for me, though. I followed the video from CJ Pony Parts and while it left out a few steps, it was pretty good overall.

I will say, a cordless drill and a u-joint was a lifesaver for the nuts in the window well. I went out and bought an air stapler for $25 at Harbor Freight and it was well worth it for attaching the new top. I went with the same one piece top you did since it's always in the garage and pretty much only driven on weekends; if I need to replace it again down the line, they will always make parts for these things.

Now replacing the catalytic converters, that's a job I will never do again. In fact, I gave up and took it to a shop after 3 days of messing with it when it still leaked and I was so sore I couldn't move my arms above my head.[Linked Image]
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Re: installed new convertible top Saturday...NEVER AGAIN! [Re: atikovi] #5210391 09/11/19 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
If that's a keeper, and if you're in Michigan, why didn't you get the original glass window? The plastic ones scratch if you just breathe on it and loose clarity after a few years, plus the glass has a defroster.

summer car, doesn't see inclement weather at all. 8 year warranty on clarity and hazing. Plus the OEM top is a two piece and a royal PITA to install.


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Re: installed new convertible top Saturday...NEVER AGAIN! [Re: Mad_Hatter] #5210396 09/11/19 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mad_Hatter
Originally Posted by bdcardinal
SN95, has curves in all the right places cool

+1.. and red should be the only color for it imo.

Nice ride OP 👌

here it is after a wash with the old top. 2nd pic is how it is now. I added the Mach1 lip spoiler and plasti-dipped the rear spoiler black.
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Re: installed new convertible top Saturday...NEVER AGAIN! [Re: dwcopple] #5211826 09/13/19 01:55 PM
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I need to get myself one of those lip spoilers. They belong on all of these cars, not just the Mach 1's.


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