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Unread 12-30-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Super Top Door Alignment Problems

Hey guys, i just got a super top and installed it a couple of day ago. I got everything set pretty good except for when i put the bow up to the first setting, the top pulls my windshield back and messes up my alignment with the doors. Weve done broken 3 sets of star heads to get the doors loose, i dont know what to do.. I cant keep dishing out 20 bucks a set to get 1 star bit. What have you guys done? Weve tried soaking the bolts with WD40 and everything else weve got but they wont break! Any suggestions?

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Unread 12-30-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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So I assume you're talking about stock hard doors....
Have you tried pulling the door panels and spraying PB-Blaster on the bolts from inside the door? At least you're breaking the wrench.... I usually strip the bolt head before the tools fail (btw. why buy a full set of sockets... you can buy just the one you need to replace for a few bucks). Are you using an impact wrench? You could use fire and ice to expand/contract the metal. Otherwise you may have to weld a nut on the heads or drill them out.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 06:43 AM   #3
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Looks like the bow just gets the system too tight. This can happen to new tops, especially when its cold and the fabric won't stretch. Drill a couple of new lower holes in your supertop support so the bow can be a a slightly less setting and not put so much pressure on the windshield frame.

All this stuff is man-made and will have slight variances in fit. It could be anything from the windshield to cowl seal, or the entire fabric top being a little too short. Just make some new setting holes, then wait for a really hot summer day to set it to a higher setting when the fabric will stretch a little.

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Unread 01-01-2014, 10:47 AM   #4
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I just finished posting about my top.

Check the length of your top, mine was shorter than the old one and it made my windshield stressed too.
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