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Old 08-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default soft top (convertible) on Cabriolet

We just finished installing a top purchased from Cartouche (Mac's). We are pleased with the final outcome but want to advise newbies of the troubles they might face. The top was promised in 4-5 weeks (and after we finally asked when) it ended up over 2 months. They said they are having supply problems with canvas. The top arrives in many pieces and that's ok if good instructions included. They were not. Almost no visual guidance and the instructions leave much for DIY to figure out. We ended up using video from competitor for guidance. Zippers were on wrong side, wrap for bows was missing. Now for the little bit of good news - the contact man, Jim, was helpful in getting things back on track. I suggest asking for instructions before ordering but do consider them as a source. Oh, most blogs suggest using stainless staples instead of tacks (avail at H. Depot etc) and we used push pins for prealignment before stapling.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Interesting story.
Could you please post a photo of the car with the top on?
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