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Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata, Convertible
#23 of 52 soft top glass back window problem
May 27, 2009 (3:40 pm)
Ah thanks a million for that, I understand it a lot more now, at least i know what everyones talkin about now lol.
as regards the straps, hmm, i must take a look again tomorrow, i am pretty sure i saw one each side the hood.
#24 of 52 Re: soft top glass back window problem [lordelpuz]
May 28, 2009 (8:44 am)
The straps I'm referring to went from one of the top frame/braces to another, diagonally. I think you can see at least a part of them even when the top was up. They would basically pull one of the braces out of the way to let the top fold and make room for the big glass.
Originally the NA models had plastic windows that you would have to fold in the middle or unzip to get down.
So the straps are necessary for the later NB-style tops.
#26 of 52 Found instructions by ateixeira
May 28, 2009 (11:58 am)
Absolutely brilliant, Ive been searching for a site and info like that for weeks.
Thanks again, I have solved the problem now and the top comes down nicely.
I have to thank everyone who helped, you are a great bunch of guys!
lordelpuz (aka Keith)
Jun 02, 2009 (11:16 am)
Glad to hear you sorted it out.
#28 of 52 Can I glue the glass window
Jun 08, 2009 (6:16 am)
Try butyl rubber caulk or clear silicone instead of "yellow death". U normally need an epoxy & u need 2 take the pressure off the canvas & clamp it alot..weatherstrip is ok 4 moulding etc.. auto glass
#29 of 52 Re: Found instructions by ateixeira [lordelpuz]
Jun 17, 2009 (8:35 am)
WOW! After reading all those instructions, I think I'll pay somebody to put on a new top!!!
Not for the faint of heart--or the impatient...
#30 of 52 Re: Found instructions by ateixeira [mikeoz]
Jun 17, 2009 (9:00 am)
Yeah, 2 full days for me, and I was sore as anything for a week afterwards.
#31 of 52 soft top coming apart around the seams.
Jul 21, 2009 (7:53 pm)
I have 95 miata tan top/glass back window and the sitching is coming unraffled. Can I resew this back togather? And type of tread do I need? Pls help I can't afford a new top right now. Thank you!!!!
#32 of 52 Re: soft top coming apart around the seams. [tikki01]
Jul 27, 2009 (10:51 am)
Call an Auto-Upholstery shop near you (check the Yellow Pages) for a repair quote. That's gotta be cheaper than a new top.
I'm sure they use specialty threads, weather and sun resistant.