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Old 02-25-2018, 05:50 PM
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Picked up a hard top this weekend for my Ď94. We got it on, but itís sitting about 1/2 an inch behind the Frankenstein bolts even when the brackets are pushed all the way forwards. The top fit fine on the sellerís Miata (we tried) and Gesso says a hard top fit on the chassis when he owned it. The car currently doesnít have side strikers. Thereís also a 1/2Ē step in the seals at the back of the door.

Iím planning on making up hard mount brackets, and Iím happy to do so at the back as well, but currently this things leaking water in around the window seals (using window brackets, not the stock power windows)..

Are there tricks Iím missing?
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Hey Geoff and Gordon!

Just checked again, no weird panel gaps suggesting the windshield or frame are bent, although I suppose it’s still possible. Is there normally a significant amount of adjustment in the front strikers?
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I had to shim my front panels, so the front edge of the hardtop would seal tight enough not to leak water. It fits over the frankenstein bolts just fine, though.

I think you have to push the hardtop forwards after the sockets are on top of the franken bolts, it sort of clicks and moves forwards a 1/2 an inch, which is the amount of gap you have.
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