For $397 you used be able to get the Stayfast canvas top (same as OEM). Now they run $3 more, $399. They do sell Pinpoint Vinyl for $329. I'm sure his has the Stayfast top. Not sure why someone would want a vinyl top when a canvas one is only $70 more. Just remember if you buy a top yourself...for $70 more you will get about 4-5 more years out of a Stayfast canvas top then a vinyl one. You may want to check around with all the auto upholsterers in your area to see how much they charge to replace and install a top...and how much they would charge if you supplied the top. You may find they will not install a top you supply...at least that was my case. I only found one place locally that would install the top I bought online. Hope this helps. Good luck!Chukidori wrote:Bumping an old post but...397? Im assuming you bought the vinyl top? Doesnt look too bad at all.
I need to replace the top on my vert...This write up showed me how tedious it is...and now im MORE scared to do it lol..I dont fully understand what im looking at in a lot of the pictures lol.
Just like Hijacker said...this is a step by step procedure of the removal and installation of the top. If you can't use what is posted along with the convertible supplement service manual ( http://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/24...t.pdf) I would also suggest you take it to a upholsterer. But if you just need a few clarifications I'm sure Hijacker would be more then happy to help you...but don't spam the thread ...he will get back to you. Good luck!metz1466 wrote:please help me with my top . I was told you knew everything about removing and installing the top
Not sure what type Hijacker used but in the FSM convertible supplement it says to use: ".50 x .31 divergent point stainless steel staples." Hope this helps out, guess Hijacker can chime in once he gets back online.1SickSilvia wrote:Hey Hijacker, I have a question for you, what size staples did you use for that Pneumatic Staple gun, I read through your thread but didnt see that part, thanks
To be honest, I don't remember the size staples I used. They weren't the "recommended" size, but they worked just fine and have held up quite well. I would check the box to tell you, but the staples are now quite a few states away1SickSilvia wrote:Hey Hijacker, I have a question for you, what size staples did you use for that Pneumatic Staple gun, I read through your thread but didnt see that part, thanks