|Hardtop assemble||Tony's site|
|early 96 made Hardtop||J3 on one frame end||on the other side 4520||(red) hose seal, (green) rubber joint|
|lower seal end||rubber foam location
?? is that right ?
|MKI side catch||MKII side catch
Hardtop rear side catch (adjustable)
|new catch||check whether yours has already brackets||the trouble of fitment when swaping the old HT to newer MGF/TF||gap between seal and glass from different window shape|
|yellow arrows show gap loations||the kit to convert old to new||sill removed||old and new|
|plastic rivets||pull off the rivet||pull off the rivet||removed seals|
|clean the end from adhesive||distance washers under one of the bracket||the upper||the upper|
|where it gets||pre assembled||pre assembled||pre assembled|
|push in||press on the studs under the seal||one of the brackets||see how it gets bent outwards|
|bent seal will seal correct||lower end||rear lower side||A-Frame end|
|side fitment, big gap :)||small gap :(||adjust the old catch||with a screw driver|
|adjusting seen from the side||gap and old catch||looks good||Looks to tight !! No solution, but swap in the new clamp with support at any time|
|Update seals and conversion 2003 (Bruce Caldwell)|
|-- cut from Bruce email 11/2003 ----
So, as I understand, the modification shown in your website requires new type seals AND a special set of brackets which are rivetted to the hardtop. The brackets press against the seals to push them against the glass.
The seals I have purchased have 2 metal pieces inside the seal just like the rubber seal around the bottom of the door opening. It looks as if it clips onto the plastic(fibreglass?) edge where the original seal was. Is this the same as the new seal in your pictures? I have attached 2 photos to show the seal I have purchased.
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