62 Skylark Convertible top issue??

Discussion in 'The ragtop shop' started by cdnwillyg, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. cdnwillyg

    cdnwillyg Active Member

    First off my top moves up and down very well but slow, makes it to the front latches easily and my windows go up and down okay. Top looks good when up no wrinkles or overly tight stress identified.
    My problem is that the side window rails are exposed and there is a gap between the top and windows. This is not a new top, came with the car when I bought it so my thinking is that either I need to adjust it( don't know where or how) or it has shrunk, but only on the sides???
    This car sat for almost 36 years in a shed before I got it, so it maybe original too, not sure.
    Any ideas as to what I can do would be awesome.
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  2. cdnwillyg

    cdnwillyg Active Member

    Update: It appears that the tension cables are missing and now to try and find the right ones, one comes with spring the other not and different mounting brackets!!!!
    Any help here??
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2020
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Thats exactly what happens with old tops when they shrink
  4. cdnwillyg

    cdnwillyg Active Member

    You don't think the cables will correct the problem?

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