Now going in about 3 inches Cut the opening for the top. We recommend professional convertible top installation for our replacement convertible tops and headliners. I super glued the washer to the shim holds it for ease. Bending it at about 90 degrees is a good thing. In addition, we offer mohair, velour and tweed headliners to customize your car. Move everything to the other side and repeat. Volkswagen Convertible Headliners: All of our Convertible Headliners utilize heavyweight vinyl material and are made to factory specifications to fit great and provide years of excellent performance.
Release it from the nail. They look very nice, a smooth finish and went on very easy. Included with the Top 2 Boot Loops for Boot Cover attachment tabs. After all the basic tension is pulled place the Hemostats on the notch and then using the 10mm or 11mm offset tighten the nut about halfway to the measure that you took before loosening, Repeat on the other side. Pry the seal tray off the frame in the same manner as you did the rear. Place the free end of the cable into the other Cable tray and tighten the nut 3 turns.
The older Style attaches at the padding Bar. You cable needs to be able to move freely in this. Volkswagen soft tops come in the fabric original to your Volkswagen convertible. In some cars there is a rear hold down cable that binds the back of the top to the body. What I have found is that the Front edge bead has to be firmly against the frame and 90 degrees pointing up. With the top latched and the front seal should seal flat to the top. And we manufacture the Volkswagen Beetle convertible top wood bows real wood, not plastic for the classic air-cooled Beetle convertibles.
The little plastic corner caps which cover the ends of the convertible top rear cable can often be reused; but we offer new convertible top corner caps separately. Tighten your cable a little bit. You are going to grease the cable and the top, this is imperative that you do this so the cable tension can be pulled. General rule of thumb: The Seams on the top should lay at the corners, they should be equal as you tighten the cable, you can pull the top to get the seams straight. This is so that you can remove the connector easily from the interior gasket.
Please feel free to use my name in your advertisements anytime. Our manuals are more tutorial and elaborate in nature providing the first time convertible top installer good instruction. Set the assembled rear widow aside. Remove the rear side window glass upright seal by inserting a flat blade screw driver between the seal and the seal tray. Turn the top material inside out, and spray glue on it. The opening for the window must not have been pre-cut. Now replace the struts on the pivots Strut on the inside and the washer on the outside.
Click on any color swatch or picture below to see a bigger version. Locate the screws attached to the retaining strip in the interior of your Volkswagen. Enter the inside of your Cabriolet. Under each brand, you will find convertible car tops, headliners and convertible top parts listed by model and year of the vehicle. Most of our convertible tops in our catalog are available in stock and ready for immediate shipment. Top shops have used our Volkswagen convertible tops since we started in business nearly forty years ago.
Now repeat for the other side and place in your plastic bag for use later. Once you are happy, start stapling from the outside edges back to the center. To install any of the above you have to follow the same order: 1. Cut the steel cable in half Cut the vinyl tube in half Cut the vinyl tube 35 inches long Loop the cable and force it into the swedge. Installing a new convertible top on to your Volkswagen Cabriolet is a challenging task which should only be attempted by an experienced mechanic.
Be sure that your corner seams stay put and are even with the corners of the car. It softens up the Caulk and starts to release it from the rubber. Our factory makes the finest classic Volkswagen replacement convertible tops in the industry. Wipe off any excess silicone that may ooze either on the inside or the outside. Slide the swedge onto the cable Insert the flat brass chain onto the cable on the other non-expanded side, Insert the bitter end of the cable into the swedge.
You will find that the cable goes right in place. I like the way you added just a tad of material to the little pockets behind the seats that cover up the convertible frame corners. You will need to remove the rear cable from the remainder of the top, I usually can rip it out… Remove the Side cable bits from the front frame, and bend the finger up on the rear frame and remove the spring. We offer both stock quality Pinpoint and Cabriolet grain vinyl and custom Haartz Stayfast Canvas top materials in a variety of colors. If you didn't trim all the excess material, then you have to do the following: Find where the cable exits the outside of the top and enters the inside, as you have to make a relief cut to the seam, do not cut the seam.
Locate the screw holes and insert the 4 screws not tight but loose After all the screws are in a bit move the seal tray to the outer most edge that you can then tighten the screws down remove the leading screw round-nylon. These are attached to the original springs if the springs are still good. I measure between the corners of the trunk but it is usually in the center of the lock. Our replacement convertible tops offer original quality materials and construction with factory direct prices and fast shipping to make replacing your convertible top hassle free and affordable. You can use small vice grips but you have to pad the jaws. Other brands in our inventory include Audi, Chrysler, Jaguar, Ford, and other best-selling convertible models. Volkswagen Convertible Top Boots: We offer a complete selection of convertible top boots to provide protection to your top and increase visibility when the top is down.