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mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2017, 08:02:35 PM »

so i located a hard top for this capri..what will i need besides the top to mount it
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SHOwn

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 08:54:57 PM »

5 bolts should come with the top. There are two plastic covers that cover the mounting points at the quarter windows, which I would hope would also come with the top. The bolts are unusual, and Iím not sure if substitutes are easy to come by.

There is also a handy wrench that comes with the top, but an Allen socket works just as well. There will be a plug in the boot on the driverís side for the top to plug into (defroster, dome lamp).
Most times the top still has the cheap plastic stand for storage- there is a dust cover for the top too.
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, Liquid Metal 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, 2 1/2" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318i Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 09:49:24 AM »

Here is the top I found.. it looks like it needs the seal around the bottom.
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mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 09:53:33 AM »

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mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 09:54:07 AM »

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mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2017, 09:56:25 AM »

I dont have it yet.. was still thinking about buying it.
Junk yard wants $125 for it but I would have to drive 2 1/2 hours one way to get it
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greywolf27030

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 11:48:36 AM »

Cheap price, I thought I got mine cheap, but I drove from NC to north of Philadelphia, PA to get it.

Jack Byrd
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mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2017, 08:18:00 AM »

I found one place selling the seal that goes around the bottom of the hardtop
buts its way to expensive.. are there any other ways to fix/replace that seal?
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SHOwn

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2017, 08:52:51 AM »

Let me guess, modern Capri parts?
Wish I knew where else you can get that. You could try Russ, you have to text him these days.
Find his contact info at this post..
http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,4000.0.html
BTW, Iíve seen people paint hard tops black or  even vinyl-ize them and it looks better (than the wacky combinations that occur otherwise. Maybe even plasti-dip might be a good idea.
Hope this helps
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, Liquid Metal 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, 2 1/2" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318i Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

greywolf27030

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2017, 09:53:12 AM »

 I got the kit Russ sells and thought it was very reasonable, but can't remember how much it was.  It is on his website.

Jack Byrd
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SHOwn

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2017, 11:20:19 AM »

Yes but he only responds to texts now, last I talked to him (August 2017)
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, Liquid Metal 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, 2 1/2" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318i Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2017, 04:47:18 PM »

yeah i plan on doing the top in black..
i think it will look good with the white body and black stripes that are already on it
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mikeh

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2017, 05:05:25 PM »

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SHOwn

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2017, 05:56:57 PM »

That is Russí eBay stuff, seems like he is finding time to put up more of his stock. I donít know anything about the product heís selling, I have pretty good weather stripping, and my top is on at the moment so I canít compare.
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R. Powell
'91 XR2, Liquid Metal 16" Chrome Drifters, White Gauge Faces, Kuhmo 40's, 2 1/2" Mandrel Bent CATback, BMW318i Heated Seats, `94 console, '99 Dodge Neon Spoiler, '94 XR2 Sideskirts Bumpers and taillights, Fresh Basecoat-Clearcoat Cardinal Red (Jul2014), vj11/vj14 hybrid, manual boost CTL.

greywolf27030

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Re: New capri owner
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2017, 10:30:47 AM »

I did find this on ebay..
https://www.ebay.com/i/332035492883?chn=ps

I have Russ's kit.  It isn't a direct replacement.  It is a U shaped rubber molding that is glues over the bottom lip of the top.  I didn't install it when I put my top on because I ran out of time and I'm hoping to get a light/defroster pigtail so I can hook those up in which case it'll be coming off temporarily.  I don't see any reason it wouldn't work.  I do plan to be sure and fill the outside with adhesive or sealant to prevent water from ponding inside the molding next to the metal top.  Would like to hear from others about their experiences.

Jack Byrd
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