Also shown in the pics above are the new cowl seal and the Permaflex #2 NON-HARDENING gasket stuff. I put a bead of it across, then mounted the seal onto the windshield frame with all the screws that came out of it.
Everything wen't together smoothly. Reinstalled the windshield brackets and folded it back verticle.
Here's where it got a little interesting.
The new seal was such a tight fit that the windshield wouldn't go back to it's original position. It was short of meeting the hardtop by about 2". No amount of my 200 lbs. could convince it to budge.
Stepped back, gave it some thought, and came with the solution.....I unhooked my top all the way around, then lifted it and slid it forward the 2" to the top of the windshield. With that extra weight, I was then able to push on the top and get it all to slide back to where it was supposed to be.
Put my windshield knobs back on to torque it down, reattached all my hardtop bolts, and bing-bam-boom---I'm done!
Here's the final product:
It actually rained a couple of days after this and the leaks were gone!! I love it when a plan comes together......