Originally Posted by Gringo
Not sure what you are saying but I'll guess. That metal strip slides into that material and then is screwed down if it is a loop shaped piece. That lets it move back and forth a little. I wouldn't cut the zipper. I don't think they cause a problem. Hope this is what you are asking.
Ahhhhh it's a loop? I will have to pull up one side of the top to install it! Damn this is one of those mistakes that could really screw you up. Luckily I haven't stapled or anything, only the side cables are holding the top right now.
I remember my top in the car this was torn off when I bought it so I don't know anything about it. A couple of convertibles I have looked at the top must have been installed and they had an ahh hah moment when they found that the strip of metal couldn't be installed because the loop was too far away from the bow top install it!
I will re-examine tonight. Thanks!