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Old 11-18-2013, 09:04 AM
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Bow in convertible top bow?

I took my Gran Sport on the first long drive last week going a hundred miles away down a long freeway at 75 mph plus and noticed a wind noise. I was blown away to see light between the header and the windshield frame! I could pull down on it and close it up stopping the wind and the light.

It wont' tighten up anymore on the sides, the clamps are VERY tight, too tight I think if anything. Could this be causing it or do I need to block up each side on the windshield and pull down in the middle bending the header down maybe?

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Old 11-18-2013, 12:06 PM
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I think bending the header down may solve the problem..Those can get a bit warped or may have been bent a bit in storage..who knows..

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Thanks, Brian
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That's pretty much by guess and by golly Brian. Whatever works.
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That's what I was thinking Dan, thanks.

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I would try a new seal first.
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You know, must all of the earlier converts had 3 latches including my 53 Chevy and my 47 Ford. I wonder if there is a practical way to add a 3rd latch in the middle with out it becoming an eye sore. Maybe something that would only be installed when you knew you were going to be on the interstate.

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bug splatter ?

I had a buddy that bought a 59 ford flip top when it was just a couple years old. On a long ride in the summer with the top up the kid in the middle had his white shirt covered with bug splatter. His solution was to roll up a couple pages of a newspaper and lay it on the headder before to top motors screwed down tight for the ride back home.
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could it be, that it was never designed for 75mph..
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I am thinking 75 was nothing for that car. At that time there were states like Nevada that had no speed limit on the desert hiways.

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If i bent it, i wouldn't bend it down. I'd give it a slight bend upward so the clamps could pull it tight.
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If i bent it, i wouldn't bend it down. I'd give it a slight bend upward so the clamps could pull it tight.
I meant down in the middle, which in turn is bending the clamped area up.

I still haven't touched this guys, I haven't put the top down sense I posted this, been thinking about my truck and it's hard to go back and forth for me.

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