NAS soft top parts request
I finally was able to install my NOS Tickford yesterday on my '94. I'm missing the metal bars at the "B" pillar that slide into the top to help make the canvas just behind the doortop somewhat sealed. Also, I am after the long bar that goes across the top of the windscreen. For now, I've put a 3/4" x 4' plate of steel, but it's going to prove inadequate once I'm up to speed... I just wanted to get the top on so that I can let it sit for a week or two to expand/contract in the sunlight and colder night temps.
I've never owned a Besttop, but maybe the windscreen bar is at least the same?
Even the original bimini/bikini top??
What a pain it was to reinstall the body-side snaps! The P.O. had removed them to install the belt-rail system. I say, "removed." They drilled them out with an unnecessarily large drill bit (beyond 1/8") - so large, in fact, that there isn't a rivet out there that would have a shank diameter big enough while also having a head that would seat in the snap. So, I had to take each rivet and grind down the head diameter by putting it in a drill and pressing a file against the rivet as I spun the head... then assemble the rivet, a 3mm spacer (the rivet gun head was too big to press directly against the rivet when seated in the snap) and the gun on one side while holding a washer on the inside with a pair of pliers. It took more than a few tries, but now I have 16 properly seated snaps with all aluminum hardware in an effort to prevent oxidation from taking over and making those holes impossibly large.
'Twas fun removing yellowed paper from both sides of the Tickford windows. The clear parts didn't hold up perfectly over time, as they've kind of "pitted" for lack of a better phrase. But, overall, the 90 is looking rather 90's splendid in its bone-stock appearance.
Now, I just need the soft top hardware...