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Old 11-19-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hi,I have a 1985 corvette with a glass targa top when I purchased the car the glass for the targa top was off the frame and I am trying to restore it. I 1st used the 3m windshield ribbon, worked for a while but came loose again. I am going to try the windshield ribbon again,but I was wondering if someone would know if there is a better way to get this glass top to stay on its frame.It is a lot of work to keep trying the ribbon if it will not stick right. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks. Bill e-mail wildbill48@wildblue.net
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:36 AM   #2
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Hi,I have a 1985 corvette with a glass targa top when I purchased the car the glass for the targa top was off the frame and I am trying to restore it. I 1st used the 3m windshield ribbon, worked for a while but came loose again. I am going to try the windshield ribbon again,but I was wondering if someone would know if there is a better way to get this glass top to stay on its frame.It is a lot of work to keep trying the ribbon if it will not stick right. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks. Bill e-mail wildbill48@wildblue.net
There 4 torkhead bolts that hold the top in place, 1 each under each sun visor and 2 in the rear. sounds to me like you need to replace the weather stripping.
Anyway, welcome to S.V. Great bunch to help you here.
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There 4 torkhead bolts that hold the top in place, 1 each under each sun visor and 2 in the rear. sounds to me like you need to replace the weather stripping.
Anyway, welcome to S.V. Great bunch to help you here.
The frame is Ok. The bolts work fine. The glass sticks to the frame just like a windshield!!! used windshield ribbon looking for a better bonding material. Thanks
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Little confused here. Are you saying your top sticks when trying to remove or not sealing when its on? If its the sticking issue WD40 works but left an oder for a few days. Next I used non stick cooking spray, This worked great, Spray onto a rag and wipe the weather striping. shines like armour all too.
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I think he is actually talking about the actual frame for the piece of glass for the top.
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I think he is actually talking about the actual frame for the piece of glass for the top.
Yea, ur right. Had A brain fart there Now the ribbon sounds like a good idea, have you tried weatherstrip glue with that?
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