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Convertible top has came away in the rear under the back glass

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  • petralyn Oct 04, 2008

    I have the same issue with the back window

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    Mee too. Any solutions?

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    same here...and it leaks around the doors

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I have had some success using a black urethane sealer made for setting windshields and weatherstrip. It is available in small or larger tubes at auto stores. I cleaned the surfaces well with a solvent, applied sealer to both surfaces, waited for 5 minutes and put them together. I weighed it down with some bricks and made sure I did it on a very warm day.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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You need to cut a small piece of the plastic liner at the bottom. cut about 1/4 inch of just the plastic. not the liner. If you score the plastic half way through then you can snap it off. I put a little glue on the fabric so it does not unravel. THen you need to use a plastic hammer and a piece of wood or plastic and snap the liner back in. It fits in a channel and needs to be snapped in and work your way around until it is all snapped in.

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