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Old 04-03-2012, 11:03 PM
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Couple more convertible questions.

Ok, I am still wondering about the tack strips in the bows. The header I know I will need to change. Some of the others areas look ok too. But the rear bow that is the one that I wonder about. Take a look at these photos Dan and tell me what you would do. Is this rear bow usable the way it is (after sand blasting and painting of course) I will protect the tack strip area when I blast it.
The center bow had that strip of metal that goes into it. And there was a strip of material in it when I pulled it apart. I don't remember seeing anything in my glancing over the installation instructions, just give me an idea what it's for.

You have done a great job "demystifying" this stuff for me Dan I really appreciate it.

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No problem, Brian. If that tack strip is still solid and will hold staples, you can still use it. Don't worry about masking it off, just paint right over it, but don't sand blast it.

The center bow area on the top itself will have a pocket glued to it that holds the metal strip, and that gets bolted to the bow. See the holes in the bow? That's where the bolts go through the bow to attach the metal strip. The bolts go right through the cloth pocket and into the metal strip. Each hole in the bow should have a corresponding threaded hole in the metal strip. This is the last thing that needs to be attached in the whole process.
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Thanks Dan, I guess that is the 64 thousand dollar question, will that tack strip hold staples? I think it will, I mean getting all those staples out was a BEACH they were holding damn good. If it is just a matter of replacing it, I am there, I will take the time and money to replace this very important part of the project no problem. But I am concerned with the new rubber like material not being as good to work with, not "taking" staples as good.

What do you think? How do the pros and cons weigh out in your opinion?

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If the rest of it is like what's in the picture, I'd use it just the way it is.
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If the rest of it is like what's in the picture, I'd use it just the way it is.
Thanks Dan, that is just what I wanted to hear! Awesome!

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