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Re: Top (Hood) ideas, please

To: "MG LIST" <>, "Kulka, Matt" <>
Subject: Re: Top (Hood) ideas, please
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 12:26:03 -0500
I would strongly advise against installing a new top in cold weather!
You won't get a "good fit" if the vinyl is stiff, period. It will generally
be a PITA just getting everything to line up if the vinyl isn't "warm and
floppy". Best thing is to install a new top in WARM weather but don't fit it
like a drum, just make it firm but give it room to contract. After this,
leave the top up during the whole cold season, so it doesn't contract as
it's stretched out.

73 B
>  So my unlearned advise is this:  If you can't take the existing roof
>at the header and loosen it, buy a new top and install it with a good fit
>cold weather.  You'll almost never have it raised in warm weather, so being
>too loose shouldn't be a big problem.

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