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« on: April 29, 2012, 01:34:24 PM »

So my top boot doesn't want to keep the front edge tucked in when I drive it on the highway, it starts lifting a little in the center and then after a while the hole leading edge by the rear seat is up in the air flapping - How were these supposed to be kept in place so they don't lift up and flap?  It's really tight around the well trim - hard to get the thing stretched enough to get the clips over it.  Suggestions? 
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 06:36:13 PM »

Do you have the factory snaps that are on each arm rest?

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 06:45:05 PM »

Yes, snaps on the armrest are there and fastened.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 07:17:58 PM »

Is it the original boot?  I have my factory original boot and it never slips out.  If you leave it in the sun for a little while it will be easy to clip on.

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 07:23:24 PM »

Not original, I bought it about 20 years ago I would guess. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 07:26:48 PM »

My original boot has never done that either. I always found it very - very tight in the front and on the arm rest clips and at the pinch-well molding clips. Main reason its rides in the trunk almost all of the time unless at a show. I know folks always complain about the re-pop clips. How much room is there between the seat back and the boot in the dead middle? Maybe you need to shim it out a bit to make it snug.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 07:35:51 PM »

There's probably 6 inches of overlap before I tuck it under the folded top in the center.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 10:16:17 PM »

My boot is really old but don't know if it's original.  I probably drive a little too fast a little too much but had the same problem.  Had the guy who did my top (he does a lot of fabulous one-off work) put 3 small chrome snaps in it.  I know, it's not original but sure looks nice and problem solved.  Don't think anyone's ever even noticed 'em.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 08:52:37 PM »

I bought the better troop and don't have that issue
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 09:07:04 PM »

I bought the better troop and don't have that issue
where did you buy it?  I might replace mine - but was also thinking about having either a stiffener or some weight sewn in the edge of this one to keep it in place.
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 10:11:37 PM »

I bought the better troop and don't have that issue
where did you buy it?  I might replace mine - but was also thinking about having either a stiffener or some weight sewn in the edge of this one to keep it in place.

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'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles
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