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Frosty

72 Lemans Convertible Top Cover Repair

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Frosty

After the Woodward Dream Cruise, I decided to fix the convertible top cover. I was coming up from behind the rear seat. It is held in by 6 sheet metal screws and four of them had come loose and fell out, putting a lot of strain on the two remaining and twisting the retaining bar.



Here's my problem:


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You can also see the cover being pulled out of the metal channel.



So this means I have to remove the back of the rear seat to get to the screws that hold the top cover. In order to remove the back, I have to remove the lower back seat. So, in other words, I have to remove the entire back seat to get at it. Which is what I did.



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Now I've re-installed the cover into the metal retaining channel. It was easier getting it into the channel by using WD-40.



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Now I have to go get some new retaining screws since the missing screws were not underneath the rear seats. Once I get them, I can put everything back together.


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notallthere

Wife and kid are in Florida Frosty gotta play in the garage.

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Frosty

Damn straight I am.


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Frosty

I wrapped up the fix last night. I got the new sheetmetal screws at lunch time. I spent some time cleaning and detailing all the side bolsters, arm rests, and parts of the seats that are covered up too. I also vacuumed the carpet, removed the semi-melted Tootsie Rolls from under the seats left over from the Memorial Day Parade.



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JUSTA6

Lookin good. Overheard many LIKES on your interior. Wish mine had come out better. It is, what it is.


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Frosty

I can give you the name of my upholsterer here in Flint if you think you need it.



Thanks for the compliment. I got the idea for the 2-tone interior from a '54 Buick Roadmaster.


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Ringo64

Looks great!


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Frosty

Thanks Ringo.

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havoc1482

removed the semi-melted Tootsie Rolls from under the seats left over from the Memorial Day Parade.

 

I enjoyed this part. Simple things amuse simple minds right?

Work looks good Frosty. I wish I had gotten things done with the Phoenix. Too much time on the.tractors. I cheated on her with a Massey-Ferguson :(

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Frosty

Work looks good Frosty. I wish I had gotten things done with the Phoenix. Too much time on the.tractors. I cheated on her with a Massey-Ferguson :(

Havoc, at least the Phoenix has a back seat where you can enjoy it with a willing date. I think the back seat of a Massey-Ferguson is either a birth control device, serious BDSM, or self-abuse. Frankly, I think I know where'd I'd rather be.

The fact you are cheating on your Phoenix and admitting it in front of us Pontiac guys means you know you have a problem and you want help. You need to go on the Montel Williams show, talk about your problem, and ask for forgiveness. Jerry Springer will do if Montel is booked.

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JUSTA6

At least you didn't have to admit to cheating with a Honduh. You can be saved. PINK shirts are the root of all evil. :lol2:


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Frosty

Havoc - Remember the Man's Prayer.



I'm a Man. But I can change. If I have to. I guess. Amen.


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Professur

Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati


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Frosty

We obviously belong to the same lodge Pro.


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notallthere

Hell I am member number 200 of that lodge.


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havoc1482

At least you didn't have to admit to cheating with a Honduh.  You can be saved.  PINK shirts are the root of all evil. :lol2:

Ima keep wearing that pink shit. JUSTA FOR YOU

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JUSTA6

Ima keep wearing that pink shit. JUSTA FOR YOU

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Your wearing Pink SHIT???? Oh say it ain't soooooooo. :lol2:

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havoc1482

Your wearing Pink SHIT????  Oh say it ain't soooooooo. :lol2:  

I tried to correct it to "shirt" but Tapatalk was being fickle with the edit button haha

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