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06 Aug 2019 19:34 #211893 by Fossie
Soft top Velcro rail. was created by Fossie
I have searched the various threads but haven't found the answer ....but I bet someone has .
Has anyone done a template for the steel bar that the Velcro is on with the rivets to lock down the back of the soft top ..and sides if possible .
Mine is now not even history ...there is an essence it was there and a few presstuds remain.
It is obviously just a bar with Velcro on but the mounting points for the bolt holes need to be correct ......so Before I remove what's left I was hoping ( best moulder and skully voice ) the answer is out there.

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21 Aug 2019 22:32 - 21 Aug 2019 22:34 #212481 by Fossie
Replied by Fossie on topic Soft top Velcro rail.
Velcro rail on the back door is the same width as double glazed extrusion!:cheer:
Easily unbolted from the door what was left of the steel, 3x spacers where the mounting screws are.
Velcro strip glued to extrusion, poppers added with rivets , attatched with spacers and job done .
Won't rust off again.;)
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18 Jan 2020 19:07 - 18 Jan 2020 19:16 #217395 by Fossie
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An update in case there are others in need!
It's been 6 months and the makeshift rear door section....which in all honestly takes some hammer , unclip, reclip ....repeat repeat was showing signs of slacking ......if the car wasn't a farm type workhorse it'd be less affected ..But we digress.

On Jimnybits site as a fairly new addition to their catalogue ....Velcro rails all 3 with poppers fitted £96 including postage.( £6 postage)
An inspection of the side rails and they were bodged by a previous owner , so. Bullet bitten.

Arrived next day

Fitted in about 15 mins each rail , studs married up from the off.
Value for money , even given I'm a tight *rse I say yep , no hassle finding bits , all bolts and washers included.( however the washers could do with being wider as the just cover the hole.) powder coated , they do the job . Now the hood is as tight as my wallet close.
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18 Jan 2020 23:26 #217398 by Max Headroom
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Thanks Fossie.

Certainly interesting info for those of us with the wind in our hair on warmer days! (I'm lucky enough to still have a bit of my wig left)

I 'm aware my rails are rusty under the velcro, and the snap fasteners are pretty crappy and going rusty themselves (always use stainless marine quality snap fasteners).
I was going to shot-blast mine at the next long spell of dry summer weather when I can safely leave the rear canopy off fthe car or a week or so.


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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