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Old 09-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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top ripping/pinching fix

Nylon, easy to cut (hacksaw), easy to shape (grinder or course file), easy to smooth
(cratex wheel or sandpaper). Works beautifully. I'll probably tweak it a bit since this the
first attempt. Nylon is very slippery, flexable & strong <perfect>. All it needed was a slightly longer screw & a.washer underneath to screw it firmly to the metal yet rest on top of the rubber. Plus I trimmed back the leading edge of the rubber so it wouldn't try to pinch the fabric. If the nylon piece is much longer or taller it binds with metal on the other half of the window frame when closed together(top up).





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Old 09-29-2007, 05:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks just like the factory installed one.

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Old 09-29-2007, 09:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It does. The '06 has them. The '07 gxp at least with the headliner does not. Anyone with an '07 or '08 without headliner have tabs like the '06? I doubt its just a gxp that doesn't have them.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It does. The '06 has them. The '07 gxp at least with the headliner does not. Anyone with an '07 or '08 without headliner have tabs like the '06? I doubt its just a gxp that doesn't have them.
so they probably inadvertantly left it out of the manufactureing process

I guess the fix is for the dealer to order the 06 piece and add it to our car
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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FYI...my 2008 GXP, with the headliner, does have the black nylon end piece. There is no visible top wear on mine yet.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was just noticing that pinch point in the last few weeks.
Wondered what was causing it. Now I need to take it back to the dealer for a fix.

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Old 09-29-2007, 03:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd be surprised if it was nylon, but I'm delighted to hear it has that piece. Now I'm curious if the people that have gotten new tops got them this time around.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'll double check when I get a chance but I'm pretty sure the end piece on mine is plastic and not metal.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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We checked a couple of Skys today and those without this piece had the wear marks or tears ...
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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we checked at the mod meet Saturday and all the 06's had plastic pieces in place and no wear.
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I double checked and my 2008 GXP, with premium headliner, has a plastic end piece from factory and no apparent top wear yet. I can not tell if the plastic is nylon or not.
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I looked at the top on an 07 sitting on the lot last week and it had the tab. My dealer is supposed to be getting me a part number.

If Small Dealer is watching, maybe he can help us out here.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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interesting an '07 with the tabs. I wonder if the dealer installed them to cover their own butts. My hats off to them if they are.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just checked my 07 GXP and it also has the plastic protector tabs

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Old 10-01-2007, 07:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Do you have the premium headliner?
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