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Old August 31st, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Fitting aluminum hard top questions

In the process of install a standard aluminum hard top on my imported 90 and came up with a few question that I cannot seem to find and answer to in the manuals or online.

1. The rubber gasket that goes between the roof and the windscreen seems long are they supposed to be cut to fit or should they extend down over the edge?

2. Where should the front lip of the hard top be positioned in comparison to the windscreen. From memory on other 90 I seem to think it should sit slightly in front of the windscreen maybe inch or so? Or should it be flush with the front of the windscreen? Maybe a pic or two would be nice from someone with a SW

3. What size are the bolt/ screws that go into the front side of the hard top. There is one on each side and they go through the oval holes on the side of the windscreen

Trying to get it installed this weekend so any help would be great.

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Old August 31st, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Old August 31st, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Hey Dave

Just looked at ours...the weather seal is trimmed just about flush with the windshield frame.

The drip rail is about all that sticks forward of the windshield frame at the top.

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Any chance you could snap a couple of pics?
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Old August 31st, 2013, 06:35 PM
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Sure...pm me your email and I'll send them to you.

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Dave

They vary on how far the front lip hangs over... it depends ultimately on where abouts the bulkhead was positioned, thus the angle of the screen (against the doors) and the door slam gap.

Whenever i've fitted them (the roof, be it a full roof or a truck cab), i firstly make sure that the screen is as the same angle as the door tops (easy if you have the "fixed" hinge as opposed to the actual "hinge" type hinge.

Once that's done, so you know that the door seals will have at least a fighting chance of keeping rain out, i'd then offer up the roof. Then the overhang will just sit where it sits... not much you can do about it really.

The two small bolts either side, on the curved section of the roof, are M6

The rubber seal should fit in completely... try a little silicone lub in there, so you can "stuff" it in, and make it bunch up slightly, as opposed to stretched (so there's bits overhanging the edge)

Very rare that any LR seal will be "too much"... they'll supply and fit only-just enough to do the job, so it pays not to chop any more off! LOL!
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Email sent Dave.

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