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Old 02-05-2019, 06:26 AM
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hi. i'm in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. my 2006 convertible top is a bit finicky. i'm looking for recommendations on a place to take it.

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Old 02-23-2019, 11:09 AM
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I'm also in the area and trying to find someone to help out with this. I don't trust a dealership to help me and would prefer to see a professional. Please let me know if you find anyone credible!
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Old 02-24-2019, 06:24 PM
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I'm also in the area and trying to find someone to help out with this. I don't trust a dealership to help me and would prefer to see a professional. Please let me know if you find anyone credible!
i did! i am going to see him tomorrow. he's a one man shop, and is backed up about 3 weeks. I had called ASM Upholstery, https://www.asmautoupholstery.com/story.html, a shop where i had done business in the past. you may have heard of them.
they don't do this sort of thing; they sub it out to
DTS Interiors
(972) 423-7300
1309 Summit Ave
Plano, TX

so i called up there and explained the problem. he is very familiar with 350Z tops, their problems, and different fixes. he says it is likely the elastic, and to bring it by and he will show me a work around until he can fix me it.
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Great to hear! Thanks for the contact. I just had my top replaced a few months ago because holes started appearing probably caused by the elastic band. They replaced the top but there is a crease in it for some reason and I want to see if I can have it fixed. Also after I got it replaced the top still doesn't go down. I think it's something wrong with the motor but would prefer to have a specialist look at it and be the judge before I attempt to do anything else. I'm not very mechanically savvy.

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My top wonít open, it does nothing at all. Can any one help me?
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My top wonít open, it does nothing at all. Can any one help me?
Asking three times without telling anyone what diagnostics youíve already done isnít going to fix it. And if youíre not going to do any diagnostics, take it to a shop.
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I visited DTS interiors this morning. He showed me right away why my top was not closing; all i had to do was push back on one of the cross members while it was closing and it dropped right in. then he told me that my top (probably original to the car) was starting to crack and to just live with it until it started leaking, then get a new top. did not even consider letting me have him replace the elastic, which is the problem.

for those who want to know, the new cloth stayfast top (he really does not recommend the vinyl) is about $1200 or so, plus about $800 for him to install it.

so i guess in the next few years i'll put in that new top. until then i'll just help the top when i close it.
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I did mine in my garage for $675 and 11 hours (no helper). Stay Fast Canvas from TopsOnline.com for $650 delivered and a rivet gun. PITA but saved a ton. No wind or water problems. I highly recommend this company.

EDIT- Comes with complete instructions also.
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I did mine in my garage for $675 and 11 hours (no helper). Stay Fast Canvas from TopsOnline.com for $650 delivered and a rivet gun. PITA but saved a ton. No wind or water problems. I highly recommend this company.

EDIT- Comes with complete instructions also.

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Asking three times without telling anyone what diagnostics youíve already done isnít going to fix it. And if youíre not going to do any diagnostics, take it to a shop.
i have checked all the fuses and they are good, Iím lost on what I should check next, Iíve looked on many sites and no one has had a solution to the problem Iím having. Either itís making a clicking noise or something is moving and mines is doing neither
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