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cmacmillan
08-23-2012, 03:16 PM
Can someone describe/post a pic/PM me the correct positioning of the rubber seals on the side rails of the top?

I'm replacing the hood and was meticulous with bagging/labeling hardware and didn't notice that the rubber pieces were asymmetrical.

Much obliged!

Gliderman8
08-23-2012, 03:49 PM
Here you go... let me know if you need additional photo's and I'll take them for you...
Further note: the seal is "J" shaped, and the tail of the "J" points inwards on each side.

cmacmillan
08-23-2012, 03:54 PM
Ah-ha! Absolutely perfect, Thanks!

...and interestingly, the opposite of what I was going to do! Always helps to ask.

Gliderman8
08-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Happy to help...

YYCDave
08-24-2012, 02:37 PM
I'd like to respectfully disagree. The purpose of the "J" portion is to provide a flexible seal for the side window to compress against, therefore it should be on the outside.

Andrew Mace
08-24-2012, 03:10 PM
Dave, I'd have to agree with you. I'm not that familiar with the TR6, but the Herald convertible top frame has essentially the same seals, and they are oriented as you describe.

Gliderman8
08-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Well, that is a surprise to me to then!
I guess that's what happens when you inherit problems like this from previous owners.
I took them off and re-installed them the same way I got them not knowing any better.
Looks like I will have a little project over the winter.
Sure hope its not to late for cmacmillan.
Thanks for pointing that out.

mallard
08-24-2012, 05:01 PM
Dave's got it right they go to the outside.

cmacmillan
08-27-2012, 11:01 AM
Hahahaha! That'll teach me to check the forum over the weekend! I did the final install last night. I have to think it's not going to be a huge issue - especially given it's just sitting stationary in a garage for the foreseeable future. Also installed a snap upside down - I'll have to take it all off when I paint it. Right now I'm just pleased it looks pretty good for a DYI job...will post a pic.

cmacmillan
08-27-2012, 11:17 AM
actually, while I'm here - any tricks to getting that header rail rubber seal into place? The channels seem to small and sharp to slide it in...not to mention the gaps between the side channels and the centre channel.

Andrew Mace
08-27-2012, 11:42 AM
I think you're pretty much stuck with getting one side in as best you can and pushing the other side in with a dull screwdriver or popsicle stick or similar!

cmacmillan
08-27-2012, 12:41 PM
That's what I figured...I guess in the grand scheme of replacing a top, it's not the worst step to be stuck on!

Gliderman8
08-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Just got mine turned around- It was pretty easy... I pulled out the rubber then used some warm soapy water and they slid back into the channels.
Again, sorry for the confusion.

cmacmillan
08-27-2012, 03:45 PM
No problem at all! Good thinking on the warm soapy water...will do the same.