Replacing your Duetto soft-top with a new Highwood top #2 On the Internet since 1995
After each bolt,
pull the top pocket material as far down as possible (it wants to creep up with each bolt attached). Monitor outside the car at the rear to ensure that the top is tight against the body, and well aligned (in the middle, easiest done by monitoring the distance between the window and the chrome top boot hooks). Continue until all the screws are attached, and a nice tight fit is obtained. This may require the use of needle nose pliers to pull the top "pocket" down at the end, as it will like to creep up.
Top installation, side and windows
After making sure that the two sections attached so far have good alignment, glue the side sections to the rear side window bow part. Pull this piece nice and tight while gluing. This will require removal of the weather-strip piece here, which will be reattached after the gluing is complete. Ensure a good fit with the bottom corner here and the body of the car near the Velcro strips on the upholstery piece.
Top cables. The top cables need to be replaced and they should be in the top on delivery. If you don’t have them, a good length of "aircraft" type cable will work well. Aluminium "ferrules" of a similar type to those used for garage door cables, however but much smaller, will be needed. You will need a crimping tool too. Pull back the top material may require remove of the front corner shoulder bolts.
You will need three pieces per side, six in total. They are screwed on in the frame. Rear weather-strip contains correct "bend" for top rear corner of window. Highwood has high quality stripping.
Oh, we also have an E-mail Duetto top support. Just send an E-mail.