Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
I don't know what the fillers are for, none of the tops I've done had anything like that. That 17 5/8" measurement baffles me, unless that has something to do with the pads. The bow height is the important measurement. Get that right and you will be fine.
I'm thinking the fillers are a little pad of some sort that get lost after the first top is replaced. On the measurement stick, how in the heck do you set the bow height? This measurement stick is all I have found to measure where that rear bow goes. But now that I think about it, it is measuring it to the top it's self. With the adjustments I have done to the top at the windows (along with the windows) THAT has changed the location of that rear bow to the body. So if that rear bow height is so critical, how the heck do I set it?