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Rolf-Dieter

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Good video on our hard and soft top
« on: August 11, 2019, 01:10:58 »
Note how they use a plastic strip and how carefully they tug the corners in during the soft top storage.

I know most of you know all the little tricks for removal and instal, I am posting this for individuals that have just purchased a Pagoda.

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Re: Good video on our hard and soft top
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 08:19:23 »
Funny, just watched this last night, it's ok.
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Re: Good video on our hard and soft top
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 17:37:43 »
Rolf
Thanks for sharing the great video.
I like the plastic they use. I have been using a heavy mill plastic like a drop cloth. I will get the thicker plastic (like in the video) that looks like it also has a little bit of static cling to help stay in place when folding down the top. My plastic can be blown Out of position.

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Re: Good video on our hard and soft top
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 18:37:39 »
I commented on the video how it's super hard to push down the rear of the soft top with the front latches cinched down already.

I put the front pins in the locating holes; THEN I push down the rear, then I cinch down the latches.

Zip lock bags are okay, but I did my own rendition of this:

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Re: Good video on our hard and soft top
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 19:03:26 »

Nice video! Great for new owners. They should be aware that the sun visors should match the hardtop and soft top headliners.

My 2 cents.
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Re: Good video on our hard and soft top
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 22:05:37 »
What is not so clear in this video, is that, when putting the soft top down, you need to fold down the rear corners underneath the frame in the compartment. This to avoid the 'upward curl' of said corners when the top is back up.
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