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1/3 inch gap between the front top rubber and windshield after top rep


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Hi everyone,

 

My soft top was worn out and ready to be replaced.  I recently had it done by a professional upholsterer.

When I picked up the car, I didn't notice any wrinkle and since I had upgraded to glass window, I was happy to be able to see clearly in my rear view mirror.

However I noticed a gap of about 1/3 inch between the top rubber and the windshield.

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I was told to wait for about 10 days before opening the top because new tops are really tight out of the box and have to stretch a bit after they're installed.  It's been already 5 days and the gap is the same.

Does anyone who had a soft top replacement could share his/her experience?

Can the top be adjusted in order to get rid of that gap?

 

Thanks,

Fred

 

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Fred, I replaced my top too last summer on a 98 boxster. A Robbins top with the heated glass window. Mine had a similar gap, maybe 3/16". I left the car outside and the top mostly closed. I never could see daylight and the top never leaked when it rained a few times, although it rattled a bit. Suspicous, I checked the blind nuts under the top window frame where the visors and center latch bolt into. There are six total. 4 of 6 of mine were broken. I replaced all the broken ones via instructions on Mike Focke's website. That closed the gap a bit and stopped the rattle. It looks great right now. Still fussing trying to get the guide wires to fall in their tracks properly.

As long as yours is watertight and the blindnuts are not broken, I would just wait it out.

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