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Hard top goes on for the winter -sniff-

Well the cold New England winter is creeping up, and sadly it's time to put on the hard top for the duration. I was just curious if there was any tricks or anything that you guys do before you mount it for the winter to make it seal better or anything? I just thought I'd ask because anything that might help seal it from the weather/roadnoise is worth trying.

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Yea, I hear that. I'll put mine on before long. I use camper seal at the base of my hardtop. Got it at the local hardware. It's the stuff for truck camper tops. Cheap and eazy.
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Yep, I think i'll put mine on this weekend also.

Funny, your friends are always around when you are taking it off, but disappear when you need help putting it on...
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I'll have to put mine on too. I hate that thing but I hate the cold more. It got too cold for me over here in Texas.
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Re: Hard top goes on for the winter -sniff-

Last year before I put mine on I bought some 1/8" foam rubber sheets and cut them into strips, then used some 3M adhesive spray to glue them onto the top where it would meet the body. It seemed to work great to keep all the little vibrations away and keep the top snug, not to mention it protected my new paint job from getting all scratched.
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Re: Hard top goes on for the winter -sniff-

Thanks, I'll see about hitting up home depot for some stuff. I'm gonna throw it on there today assuming I can find some lifting help. I was going to do it earlier int he week but it's been low 50s and drizzling for 4 days straight. It's kinda sad actually, I have a 2 car garage on the house and a 3-bay barn/garage out back, but my parents went to San Diego for a week and stuffed em both with their cars/toys, but didn't leave me the keys to move em, so I'm stuck working outside [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

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Never!!! Well, not until January anyway. I made it that far last year. Really, you get used to those looks when you walk into work with the left half of your body soaking wet and the blue color usually leaves your skin around 1 or 2.
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I usually put a dab of black silicone where the top meets the body at the liftgate corners and the front corner of the door where the top meets the windshield frame.
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Well.. I dont have to bother about my hard top.Florida living is where it is at!!!!! It ges to the 80s in the winter time.. at night I might have to wear a sweatshirt [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]



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Re: Hard top goes on for the winter -sniff-

I put mine on yesterday...the cold I can take...it's the rain dripping off the bikini down my neck & the accompanying 65+mph "wind chill" that's a PITA [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]!
Also put my brothers hardtop & doors on yesterday. It was mostly just to get them out of the garage to make space for some winter projects ( [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]right!)

Anyways, we both used the afore mentioned foam tape labeled as "Camper Shell Weatherstripping". It does a good job of sealing out the drips and drafts until spring.
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