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Philip Hart

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TECH DAY: New Soft Top Installation (Sat, Feb 9th 10:00am)
« on: January 17, 2013, 10:43:00 PM »
Hi all.
I have had the hard top on my car longer than I care to admit to and am hoping to have it back on well before spring gets here. My soft top is off the car with the new top half installed. The brand I bought does not have pre-punched holes for the rivets. I am looking for a little help in getting the top centered and riveted to the B-Pillars. It is probably not much more than a couple of hours of work. I can handle getting the top back on the car alone. would there be any volunteers out there to help? I'd be happy to buy the lunch of your choice too. Catch is that would need to be done at my house in NE Knoxville. I am concerned about cracking the rain rail moving it around a lot, especially loading it in the truck by myself. Drop me a line back here, at gixerphil@yahoo.com or ring me at 863-258-3426

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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 05:28:22 AM »
Tech day!
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 07:27:12 AM »
Hi Philip.  Sure, I will help.  When do you plan to do this.  As John K suggested, pick a date and we'll have a tech day.

The club has a rivet gun too (donated by our former chief mechanic and top installer, Mike Smith).
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 06:20:37 PM »
Hey John, thanks for the offer. Kinda short notice I know, but would this Saturday afternoon (2-9-13) work for you?... and anyone else that would like to tinker? I don't know where ya'll usually do this sort of thing, but as I mentioned I will need to do this at my house. Especially now that I am rebuilding my noisey supercharger! I'm in NW Knoxville between Western Ave and Middlebrook.
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 02:09:02 PM »
Ernie wants to know who else is coming.  What time and where?
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 02:36:44 PM »
Philip, set up a time and location for Saturday and let us know.  Right now it looks like Ernie Frey will be there, and I will too.
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 06:00:18 PM »
Hey Phil,

Count me in. Just let us know time and location. If I remember right, you will need a rivet gun and rubber cement. See you Saturday.
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 06:24:53 PM »
Not that I will be of much help but I will plan to be there.

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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 07:26:52 PM »
I will bring the club's rivet gun.  And I will bring my one tube, which is about a 100 year supply of rubber cement.  Philip, please do NOT buy any rubber cement for this install.
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 03:42:13 PM »
Ernie apologizes, but he has a conflict on Saturday and won't be able to help.  If you decide to do it another day, let him know.
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 09:12:40 PM »
Wow, thanks for all the responses guys.  I have the whole day available Saturday so if you all would like to suggest a time maybe we can come up with one that works for everybody...???
My house is located at 4524 Shane Lane in Knoxville, 37921. It is in nw knox about 2 miles west of I640 and about halfway between Western Ave and Middlebrook Pike.
Lemmeno what ya'll think.
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013, 09:14:58 PM »
Philip, how does 10:00am sound? 
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Re: New Soft Top Installation: Help!!
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 10:15:10 PM »
Hey John, I'm open to just about anytime really. !0:00 works ok by me, how about you Larry, John K? Even though I have a rivet gun, you are of course welcome to bring the club one. Also, I have cement from the purchase of the top, never opened but 18 months old.

What can I get for drinks and snacks, lunch etc for everyone?
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Re: TECH DAY: New Soft Top Installation (Sat, Feb 9th)
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 10:11:03 AM »
 :) I may pop by just to learn something depending on the weather
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Re: TECH DAY: New Soft Top Installation (Sat, Feb 9th)
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 07:28:16 PM »
10:00 works for me too. See you guys Saturday!
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