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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2004, 09:27 AM
LEVE
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Re: soft top woes....

1. I love hard brake line...
2. I use it all the time for stuff.
3. This is one of those times.
4. Screws hold, but
5. Increase the hole size over time...
6. And you've read the result.
7. So, it's time to: <ul type="square">[*] Break out the welder[*]Cut yourself a 1/2" piece of 5/16" hard brake line ( it's now a tube).[*]Slightly flare one end of the tube.[*]Put a wooden plug into that end[*]Drill the windshield frame holes open to the OD of the tube.[*]drop the tube into the hole in the frame[*]The flare keeps the tube from falling into the frame[*]Tach weld the tube to the frame ( it's not as hard as it seems )[*]Now remove the plug.[*]Grind the tube and welds down flush with the windshield frame.[*] Paint to match.[*] Use a tap to thread that tube you've just welded in.[*]Now use bolts to hold down that metal.[*]You're done.[*] It's not likely to come apart again.[*]If you're uneasy about the bolts...[*]Use some MILD thread lock.[/list]8. And if you're like all <nobr><nobr><a class="iAs" style="border-bottom:darkgreen 1px solid;text-decoration:underline;color:darkgreen;background-color:transparent;" href="#" onclick="return kwC();" target="_blank" oncontextmenu="return false;" onmouseover="kwE(event,84716);" onmouseout="kwL(event);" onmousemove="kwM(84716);"><nobr><a class="iAs" style="border-bottom:darkgreen 1px solid;text-decoration:underline;color:darkgreen;background-color:transparent;" href="#" onclick="return kwC();" target="_blank" oncontextmenu="return false;" onmouseover="kwE(event,84716);" onmouseout="kwL(event);" onmousemove="kwM(84716);">Jeep</nobr></a></nobr></a></nobr> owners...
9. The fix is free,
10. Because you've got the extra parts,
11. Laying all over the garage!
12. Problem solved...
13. Now go have yourself a root beer. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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