Soft top adjustments and ambient temperature
In working on the rear cross member (some surface rust), I was hoping to get the tire carrier off, sandblasted, primed and painted. The top bracket on the passenger side has two bolts that run under the top. Any chance of pulling off enough (to the immediate left) to get the bolts off? (Chances of sunny 72F+ weather anytime soon around Seattle are pretty slim.) If it would be pretty dicey, I think I'd just wait until winter passes.