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Old April 19th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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WTB: Hard top "special" tool

Anyone have one for sale or know where I could pick one up?

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Old April 19th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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From what I can remember it's just a "torque" socket. I think a regular torque wrench would work. Check the Hard Top instructions I posted in the Tech section of the site. I think it has the torque measurements for the bolts.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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What is he talking about, the torque head bolts for the roll cage? If so I picked on up at Sears.
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The "special tool" included with the hardtop is nothing more than a nutdriver with a bendable spring instead of a steel shaft. It has a 10mm hex drive on it and the spring is suppose to provide a "torque limiting" function to keep you from cranking down too tight. You can actually buy this "special tool" at sears, its just a flexible shaft nutdriver with a 1/4" drive end.

That being said, it is 100% unnecessary. Just don't tighten the nuts and bolts so much that the top cracks...
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Old April 19th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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o.... He is talking about the a tool for all of the bolts that hold the top together. Me pontificating: When I put my hardtop together, I purchased thin rubber adhesive stips and put then each place where on panel would contact the other (sides to top) including up front where the top affixes to the windscreen in order to help with sealing the top, cut down on any potentiall rattling and to help in not overtightening the panels. I think it was RV weather stripping. Jim you are o so right...do not over tighten.
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The "special tool" included with the hardtop is nothing more than a nutdriver with a bendable spring instead of a steel shaft. It has a 10mm hex drive on it and the spring is suppose to provide a "torque limiting" function to keep you from cranking down too tight. You can actually buy this "special tool" at sears, its just a flexible shaft nutdriver with a 1/4" drive end.

That being said, it is 100% unnecessary. Just don't tighten the nuts and bolts so much that the top cracks...
Yep, just what Jim said.
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The "special tool" included with the hardtop is nothing more than a nutdriver with a bendable spring instead of a steel shaft. It has a 10mm hex drive on it and the spring is suppose to provide a "torque limiting" function to keep you from cranking down too tight. You can actually buy this "special tool" at sears, its just a flexible shaft nutdriver with a 1/4" drive end.

That being said, it is 100% unnecessary. Just don't tighten the nuts and bolts so much that the top cracks...
I think i have one if someone wants it.
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