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Old 10-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #101
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:26 PM   #102
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Emailed you twice, once with file, 2nd with link to my thread where I mentioned a couple spots I had issues with and some pics for the EZON top I used. 1 year later and except for the top not going down flush on cooler days no issues at all. That problem might be related to me using their 2 elastic bands which 'might' not be as strong, in hind sight I should probably have just left the originals on.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:28 PM   #103
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damn. that is a lot of work guys!!!1
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:52 PM   #104
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Have never used comcast to store a file so no clue if this works but trying it since everyone seems to have problems again with original file. Someone post back if it works?
http://home.comcast.net/~tempus01/topreplacement.pdf


*Edit* Ok, it's caps dependent maybe, lower cased the file if anyone wants to try again.
Props to the original author, I'm just trying to host to help people out.

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:36 PM   #105
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if you figure this out, please let me know
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #106
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Have never used comcast to store a file so no clue if this works but trying it since everyone seems to have problems again with original file. Someone post back if it works?
http://home.comcast.net/~tempus01/topreplacement.pdf


*Edit* Ok, it's caps dependent maybe, lower cased the file if anyone wants to try again.
Props to the original author, I'm just trying to host to help people out.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #107
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You are the Man!!! thanks so much
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:54 AM   #108
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how do you replace the straps what special tool goes in their its not an allen or a torx
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:02 AM   #109
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To replace the straps you need rivets and a rivet gun. You can find one at home depot where the staple guns are. Rivets are a certain size. Look in the guide for the size. Cost of a cheap rivet gun, maybe $15-$20. Pack of rivets are like $4-$5. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #110
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How do you remove the existing rivets? and do you have to remove the top just to replace the straps?

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To replace the straps you need rivets and a rivet gun. You can find one at home depot where the staple guns are. Rivets are a certain size. Look in the guide for the size. Cost of a cheap rivet gun, maybe $15-$20. Pack of rivets are like $4-$5. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:49 AM   #111
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How do you remove the existing rivets? and do you have to remove the top just to replace the straps?
You would have to remove the top partially unless anyone else can suggest otherwise. What you need to do is drill out those rivets. And the rivets are on the top and the only way I can see you accessing them is by removing the top partially. It's not a terrible thing to do nor super complicated but you just need to read the guide BEFORE you start. Also I couldn't find straps just by themselves. I thought I had to buy them separately and looked all over and couldn't find them. Maybe someone else can help. Luckily for me I didnt realize but my new top cakes with new straps.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:11 PM   #112
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I refreshed the original hosted file on Filedropper and it still works... I have also added a hosted file by tblunt1 int he original post...
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #113
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Ok so iam long overdue for a new top on my z, being that I live in new york the price of anything is sky high most shops are charging over 1300 just for installing a top. Do you guys think I would be better off attempting to install one myself using this guide? How much of a difficult job is it? How long does the install take? Thanks
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:06 AM   #114
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Ok so iam long overdue for a new top on my z, being that I live in new york the price of anything is sky high most shops are charging over 1300 just for installing a top. Do you guys think I would be better off attempting to install one myself using this guide? How much of a difficult job is it? How long does the install take? Thanks
That really depends on you. How technically savy are you? Have you even looked at the manual? Are you the type to get your hands dirty or pay someone to do things? are you mechanically inclined?

If you are then I would say go to for it but for the love of God look at the manual first. After that look at it again and then read it a third time. I used it, and it was a great reference BUT there are some areas where the pictures aren't clear or a step was missed. But overall it was a great guide to help me through the install.

New vinyl top cost me $520, rivet gun $20 and rivets $5. That was all my costs. I set aside the whole weekend, but that's just me, alone and taking my sweet time making sure I was doing it correctly. Because the down side of doing it yourself is that if something goes wrong, you have nobody to complain to.

So just take those things into consideration before you jump into it. If you do good luck. I was nervous when I did it but it came out well. Some parts are difficult but over all it's possible.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:32 AM   #115
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #116
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Thank you soo much, just installed a new Robbins cloth top 2150, and would highly RECOMEND this manufacturer!! Thank you again for this thread!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #117
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Neither of the links work. Anyone have a current download ?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:05 AM   #118
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Neither of the links work. Anyone have a current download ?
ZRsaad link does work!
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #119
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About to start the DIY! see you all in 10 hours haha
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:51 AM   #120
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Looking forward to see how it turned out. The top on my roadster is quite worn and ready for replacement .
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