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Old 12-06-2018, 02:01 AM
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how to install the pads and straps for convertible top for 1961 corvette.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:46 AM
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You cannot install the pads separately. The whole top needs to be changed.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mike coletta View Post
You cannot install the pads separately. The whole top needs to be changed.
Maybe he is changing everything and just needs some direction on installing the pads correctly . The spacing for the bows is critical for the top to fold down correctly and there is a difference in opinion on the spacing . He should be more specific with his questions .

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You need to get the spacing correct by first tackling the rear window area. I remember I worked forward from the header to the three rear braces. Then worked from the back window forward until I had the spacing correct for the two rear straps. So like placing the convertible top in place until I got it correct. Using string or something is good to use to get the bow spacing correct.
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4VetteOwner....locate and get the Al Knoch video showing how to install a top on a C-1. Dennis
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