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#77 of 91 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair
Oct 14, 2011 (10:06 am)
My 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair
Hello , I own a 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible , My problem is that the mechanism that is on the drivers side top corner of the windshield frame snapped and is barely holding down the top when
closed , I would like to know if you know where I can get a replacement , and possibly look at a video , or read something that tells me how to replace it . .
Thanks for your time , and Help .
Please reply to me at ,
#78 of 91 Re: 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair [mrgoodtimes]
Oct 14, 2011 (10:25 am)
Your only recourse is to find a convertible top repair shop in your area. This won't be a cheap fix, either, so be aware and do some shopping around if you can. If it makes you feel any better (which it won't), even if you were still under warranty (and/or have the extended Premier warranty), Ford still won't cover it. 2005 Mustang owners got screwed, big time. This is a problem Ford was fully aware of back in 2005, yet they never recalled them and won't repair them.
#79 of 91 Re: 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible repair [skyspy]
Oct 14, 2011 (12:13 pm)
THANK YOU , I WILL CHECK WITH MY HOMETOWN DEALER
#81 of 91 2010 GT black Cloth Top
Jan 10, 2012 (3:39 pm)
Does anyone have a favorite brand of cleaner and protectant for convertible tops.?.
Namely those products which are specifically designed for cloth tops care.
There's one from Google search which seems to favor a product called - RaggTopp.
Are there any others you guys give merit to consideration?
#83 of 91 Re: 2010 GT black Cloth Top [wilcox]
Feb 24, 2012 (3:01 pm)
When preparing my cloth top for protectant application I did these things.
1 Lightly vacuumed using a fine horse hair attachment. No plastic or harsh bristles necessary, Can use a horse hair shoe buffing brush which is acceptable...
2. Rolled top with a sticky lint roller to remove misc, including hair.
3. Used a little water (the universal solvent) to clean spots with a horse hair brush allowed it to dry.
4. Masked all windows and covered painted surfaces to keep spray blow-by off.
5. Mildly sprayed 1 coat of RaggTopp and let dry for at least recommended time.
6. Sprayed a moderate amount for 2nd coat of RaggTopp protectant an let it dry fully.
7. Tested areas to see how water beads.
8. Avoided linty rags or towels for drying. Could use blower easily while outside.
9. Remove and save masking materials for next time.
An ounce of prevention is usually worth a pound of cure.
#84 of 91 Passed on a convertible?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 14, 2012 (7:29 pm)
A reporter is looking to hear from new car buyers who considered buying a convertible within the last year but opted for something else. If you’d like to share your story, please email PRedmunds.com no later than 4p.m. Pacific /7p.m. Eastern Thursday, March 15, 2012 with your daytime contact information.
#85 of 91 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [delraygirl]
Oct 20, 2012 (4:38 am)
We purchased our 2010 Mustang convertible in April of 2010. About 6 weeks ago I noticed the cracking along the piping also. I would say it was very bad. Cracking and also flaking away, along about 60% of piping both sides of the car. We took it to the Ford dealership where we purchased it, they took pictures, many pictures and emailed the pictures to Ford. Ford ordered a new roof. We are just waiting for it to arrive and be installed.
Our mustang is a third car, and garage kept. It is rarely out in the weather. We live in the northeast and the car isn't driven from December - March. So this issue doesn't seem to be weather or maintenance related. That's probably why the roofs are replaced without an argument.
Delarygirl, how is the new roof? No cracking on this one?
#86 of 91 Re: 2010 Convertible Top [lindys]
Oct 21, 2012 (8:11 am)
So far it is OK; however, due to not owning a second car, I do drive it throughout the winter so, time will tell. I was not happy with the installation and because I had purchased the car used and not from the dealer, they did little after contracting it out. I personally had to take the car to the installers and then return it when I noticed buckling and sloppy workmanship. It does not fit as taut as the factory installation. I did send in a complaint to Ford.