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Old December 7th, 2010, 10:41 PM
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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.

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Old December 8th, 2010, 01:43 AM
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Paul,

Do you have a Best Top? I have done similar work on my truck in the winter time requiring the top to be partially removed. Shouldn't be a problem if you are only removing one corner. If you could do this in a garage or enclosed area would be best, use a hair dryer to warm-up the soft top area you need to stretch and be patient with it.

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Old December 8th, 2010, 09:16 AM
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Paul,

Do you have a Best Top? I have done similar work on my truck in the winter time requiring the top to be partially removed. Shouldn't be a problem if you are only removing one corner. If you could do this in a garage or enclosed area would be best, use a hair dryer to warm-up the soft top area you need to stretch and be patient with it.

Good luck...

Cheers...
Thanks, Mike. It is the original Bestop top. I have the truck garaged and was hoping something like a hairdryer might work if additional heat were needed. I'd just touch the one edge....

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