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Old May 9th, 2005, 01:50 PM
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I just removed my fiber hardtop and put a bikini top on. I have a couple newbie questions.

1. Is there suppose to be the gap (1"-1.5") between the top of the window and the horisontal bar?
2. My passenger door window is hitting the windsheild frame and I noticed that the door is mounted closer to the bulkhead. Is there adjustment if I loosen the hinges and move the door back?

I have included pictures of the top window where it hits the windshield fame with the gap between the top.Also two pictures of my door seam and difference in spacing.

As always thanks!

Brian
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1. Yes there is a gap. 2. No idea.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 02:07 PM
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Old May 9th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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You could loosen the bolts that hold the door on and play with it, but be careful they are normally rusted out and may break. The Bikini top's intent was to give shade, not really to keep out the elements. So it does not have the piece that comes down to the door top to seal everything up.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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Thanks Mike,
I just went out and played around with the door. I think I will just use some door seals that I scavenged from the trash at the firehouse. I just could not get it off the windshield frame and match up the nader pin at the same time.

Thanks again
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Old May 9th, 2005, 04:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bjenk
I just removed my fiber hardtop and put a bikini top on. I have a couple newbie questions.

1. Is there suppose to be the gap (1"-1.5") between the top of the window and the horisontal bar?
Totally normal.

What's not? Running a bikini top with the windows still in.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 04:53 PM
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My door's all skewed like that too (not that big a gap, but it's still weird), and I did some searching and found that a bunch of them are like that. I think that's one of the major "Quality Control" issues Ford had with LR when they took over. If the door opens and shuts though, I wouldn't worry about it. If you wanted to you could always drill and tap some new holes (if there's no adjustment).
Also, on mine it's like one door is smaller than the other. Not that you'd notice looking at it, but if you sit in one and open it, it's inches shorter than the other. I'm guessing it's how it's mounted. Now I know why I have the 1-1.5" gap in my passenger side, but the driver's is fine.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 10:08 PM
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Thanks alot for the info...I guess it is not just the previous owners' neglect. The window is off on the drivers side, but the kid road around with me after I put the bikini top on.
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