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Old 06-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Almost New Kee NB Cloth Economy Top with Defrost $225 shipped.

Kee black canvas economy (just means no rear flaps) top with rear glass window and defroster. Fit's NB frame. Originally $420 or so. Does not include rain rail.

So here's the deal: I got a Kee economy top and some of the overlapping seams delaminated. The supplier replaced the top but never asked for the original back. It's been sitting around for 6-8 months in its box.

Here is the top immediately after installation:



Here is the top during installation:



The seams that gave me issues are the ones surrounding the back window. At the top and bottom, they started to separate.

A strong fabric-compatible contact cement (or maybe gorilla glue) applied to both sides of the flaps and clamped into place would fix it nicely. I suspect that the installation was too tight (don't tighten the rear rail bolts until it has a chance to sit in the sun after you install!) and now that the fabric is stretched some, it wont pull at those seams as much.

In theory you could run it as is with the loose material. The window is not held in by that fabric that I am aware of, it's just trim to make it look nice.

PM Or Email if you're interested.

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Pics aren't working.. Is this a black top?
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yes, it's black canvas. pics work for me. it's braineack's site. i'll make him diagnose.
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pictures fixed.
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Almost New Kee NB Cloth Economy Top with Defrost 5 shipped.-blacktop1.jpg   Almost New Kee NB Cloth Economy Top with Defrost 5 shipped.-blacktop2.jpg  
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so its just the top right not the rail too? i would need a nb rail for this to work...
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so its just the top right not the rail too? i would need a nb rail for this to work...
Just the canvas. I had to re-use the rain rail I had. I also had to re-use the top frame (folding, sprung metal bars that hold the canvas off your head)
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Ok I'm interested, please send me some better pics of where it is separated. 5024243363. I think I've found a NB top frame too
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I sent 20 bucks to the wrong ------- person....

so fucknig lame.
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Ok I'm interested, please send me some better pics of where it is separated. 5024243363. I think I've found a NB top frame too
I will try to pull it out of the box and get some better shots for you this weekend. I've got a boatload going on at my house so it may not be until sunday.

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I sent 20 bucks to the wrong ------- person....

so fucknig lame.
I want twenty bucks!?
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I sent 20 bucks to the wrong ------- person....

so fucknig lame.
Is that the $20 that I was expecting but never received? I never did get a response back from you. . .
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Is that the $20 that I was expecting but never received? I never did get a response back from you. . .
i wonder if you could sell this story to amazon for direct publishing to kindle after you're both banned for crapping in a supermod's for sale thread.
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Lol, ---- I had no idea that I actually posted this on the forum. (meant to pm that message)

I need to stop coming here really late at night.

Once again, sorry.

The soft top looks really cool though, glws.
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Hi, I'm interested in the top, not too far away (MD). I'll PM with some questions.

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I will try to pull it out of the box and get some better shots for you this weekend. I've got a boatload going on at my house so it may not be until sunday.

Oops I forgot to do this! Reminder to self.
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I'm still interested in this
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I am going to take the box and put it on my couch so I remember to take those pictures.

Getting ready for new baby to come means slow brain.

But dont worry, once someone pays me, stuff ships immediately. Same or next day.
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FWIW I would try either 3M "10" contact adhesive or 3M "30-NF" contact adhesive, the latter having a higher operating temp range.

Both are available at McMaster-Carr.

McMaster Part number:
3M 10: 75425A67
3M 30-NF: 75425A68
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I'd buy it now if I had a nb frame. What else will I need coming from a na?
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a rain rail for an NB top. some rivets--I forget what size. a rivet gun. a drill the size of the rivets (unless your frame has no top on it).

Pictures are going to have to wait a while longer. We've got no power at our house and it's 100 degrees and humid. I'm at a neighbor's place with A/C and TV.
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No problem. Any way you could help me source a nb frame?
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