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Old 09-22-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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? Convertable Question ?

hey guys,

my soft top isn't in the best of shape and there's a little rip on the inside and a couple places on the inside that are loose... and things like that drive me nuts!! (from the outside, the top looks perfect... but from the inside u can tell its worn...)

does anyone know of a reputable place that can do repairs on the soft top, completely replace it, etc?

or do u guys think it'll be a better option to just replace it altogether??

any advice is appreciated!

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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I've done both.
Replaced it outright, and have had them repaired and replaced.

In both cases, the top will have to come off and go into the shop. Takes around 2-3 days for them to do it. Although there are a lot of good shops out there, it will never be stitched the same as stock, and there may be imperfections. Also note that actually removing the soft top is a pain in the ass, and requires two people. Be careful not to lose any nuts, bolts, or clips... and remember where everything goes.

If you're a perfectionist, then look into replacing the entire top. Will run you around $2000 used.

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Old 09-22-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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hmmm... ok thanx

do u have the names of any of the places u have gone to?
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:39 PM   #4
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yeah, I have them written down elsewhere.. I'll let you know tomorrow.
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Old 09-23-2006, 12:51 AM   #5
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steff...is that you in ur avatar? j/w u look like someone i went to school with?
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Old 09-23-2006, 01:08 AM   #6
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my solution would be to just keep the top dropped
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:06 PM   #7
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ok thank you!

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Old 09-23-2006, 02:07 PM   #8
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yup thats me! sorta a shitty pic, but nonetheless... what school did u go to?

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lol... i'm trying! lol.... but these 9 degree nights aren't helping... i'll get friggin frostbite while driving lol...

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ok thank you!
almost forgot... had to turn around & drive back to get the phone numbers for you. these are the only shops (that I've used), that I'd recommend for interior/convertible top restoration.

Tack Auto & Marine Upholstery
1365 Midway Blvd, Unit 8
Mississauga, ON Canada
Tel: (905) 565-1106
Fax: (905) 565-1107

Diamond Trim
10 Furbacher Lane, Unit 7
Aurora, ON Canada
Tel: (905) 726-3221
Fax: (905) 726-3277

Hope this helps...
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Old 09-24-2006, 01:29 AM   #11
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well did you go to any schools in brampton?
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Old 09-24-2006, 01:31 PM   #12
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u're awesome... much appreciated !!!

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almost forgot... had to turn around & drive back to get the phone numbers for you. these are the only shops (that I've used), that I'd recommend for interior/convertible top restoration.

Tack Auto & Marine Upholstery
1365 Midway Blvd, Unit 8
Mississauga, ON Canada
Tel: (905) 565-1106
Fax: (905) 565-1107

Diamond Trim
10 Furbacher Lane, Unit 7
Aurora, ON Canada
Tel: (905) 726-3221
Fax: (905) 726-3277

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Old 09-24-2006, 01:31 PM   #13
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no i've always lived in mississauga...

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Old 09-25-2006, 01:00 AM   #14
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