Recently acquired a 93 240sx convertible for my daughter. It's in pretty good shape except for some things we knew about, and one that just happened (we think).
Last night she tried to close the top and it wouldn't close all the way. Opened it back up halfway and saw what happened. Don't have pics, but the following is a parts diagram and I'll refer to that.
Apparently what happened is that the link on Assembly K8633 got loose because the pin holding it to the side rail got loose and dropped out. When that happened, the arm on the 2nd Bow (K8634) hopped off it's guide pin and got bent. REALLY bent. As in, didn't recognize it when I first saw it bent.
So a few questions:
1) Is there a reasonable substitute for the pin that dropped out? I could pull it from the other side and go to the hardware store, but I'm afraid I might not be able to get it back in - it's tight at that location.
2) Since the bows are unobtainium, it looks like I need to troll the junkyards and EBay. But in the meantime, is it feasible to simply bend the thing back into semi-flatness with various vice grips and other implements of destruction?
Thanks in advance - I'm sure you will be hearing more from me as my daughter and I find out just how deep in a poke this pig really is.