Author Topic: Top boot front lifting on highway  (Read 1351 times)

srode

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Top boot front lifting on highway
« on: April 29, 2012, 06:34:24 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? 
Steve - 02D Z11 and a Plain Jane hardtop

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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 11:36:13 PM »
Do you have the factory snaps that are on each arm rest?

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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 11:45:05 PM »
Yes, snaps on the armrest are there and fastened.
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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 12:17:58 AM »
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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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 12:23:24 AM »
Not original, I bought it about 20 years ago I would guess. 
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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 12:26:48 AM »
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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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 12:35:51 AM »
There's probably 6 inches of overlap before I tuck it under the folded top in the center.
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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 03:16:17 AM »
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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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 01:52:37 AM »
I bought the better troop and don't have that issue
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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 02:07:04 AM »
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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Re: Top boot front lifting on highway
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 03:11:37 AM »
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 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles