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T Top Install Threads by josef644
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While reading T Top install threads I came accross about 4 that were very well done with great information, and pictures.

Mister's Thread:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/F...3/HTML/000070-2.html

jscott1's , Thread:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...040710-1-029407.html

joesfiero's thread:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...130314-1-083737.html

joesfiero's thread part 2 Half way down on page two
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...0314-2-106375-2.html

Lunatic's thread:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/093969.html

When my hard drive died I lost the links to two others that were very well done. I have used "Search" and have hit in excess of 560 threads. There were many many more, but I got tired of looking threw them before I gave up.

Anybody else have a link, or a thread of their own,please post it here so they will all be in one, easy to find thread.


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I created a Google Doc to keep all of my Fiero links in. This also allows me to share it with friends to contribute &/or review.
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Originally posted by josef644:

Jonathan Miller, 'jscott1's , Thread:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...040710-1-029407.html




The link you posted was a duplicate of Mr's thread. I fixed it for you.
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OOPs, and thanks
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Joe,
we should just trade cars...

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Originally posted by Tom Slick:

Joe,
we should just trade cars...



Tom l am pretty happy with mine. Just wish l had T tops. The 3.4 runs flawless. 24-25mpg on trips isn't bad.
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I did a T-top install. My thread has some information, but I never posted finishing pics. My T-top thread is here and my full build thread with more finishing/finished pics is here with the t-top portion starting on the second page.

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Originally posted by josef644:
Tom l am pretty happy with mine. Just wish l had T tops. The 3.4 runs flawless. 24-25mpg on trips isn't bad.


Mine already has T-tops and I get upper 20s mpg.
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Originally posted by joesfiero:

I did a T-top install. My thread has some information, but I never posted finishing pics. My T-top thread is here and my full build thread with more finishing/finished pics is here with the t-top portion starting on the second page.

-Joe


Thanks Joe. This was one of the ones I lost. I added it to my first post above.
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Originally posted by joesfiero:

I did a T-top install. My thread has some information, but I never posted finishing pics. My T-top thread is here and my full build thread with more finishing/finished pics is here with the t-top portion starting on the second page.

-Joe


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I need someone to help me find the courage to cut into my 88! I've always wanted a t-top and just purchased a complete kit. What have I gotten myself into? Oh, are p seals still available anywhere?

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I was planning ttops as well but everything I've found says the seals are not available and the adapted seals from other cars just slow the leaks down a little. I'll end up either keeping the sunroof or going full targa if it's going to leak anyways. I'd love for someone to come up with a source for proper seals.
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Originally posted by FieroMaster88:

I need someone to help me find the courage to cut into my 88! I've always wanted a t-top and just purchased a complete kit. What have I gotten myself into? Oh, are p seals still available anywhere?



I used the 81-88 mustang p seal. They're available for $50 for a pair brand new and fit exactly the same, but I ended up gluing mine on because the adhesive tape on them wasn't the best.

I'll email you some of the pictures from when I cut my t-tops in. I did a much nicer job than C&C did on the car I removed them from. Looks like they used a dull steak knife and a hammer to install them originally. Buy some 303 weatherstrip conditioner. I coated my seals 3 times before installing and sofar 8 times after the install and the weatherstripping looks like new again. Also get some medium/purple glue that they use to glue rc car tires, makes fixing any little tears in the seals super easy to helps to glue them to the car where regular weatherstrip adhesive doesn't work as well.

As other people did, I used construction adhesive to make sure the roof was bonded when riveted and I even drilled more holes for rivets for more strength. I used fast drying black seam sealer I got from O Reilly auto parts and it worked awesome. My roof is more water resistant than the stock sunroof was.
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I used the 81-88 mustang p seal. They're available for $50 for a pair brand new and fit exactly the same, but I ended up gluing mine on because the adhesive tape on them wasn't the best.

I'll email you some of the pictures from when I cut my t-tops in. I did a much nicer job than C&C did on the car I removed them from. Looks like they used a dull steak knife and a hammer to install them originally. Buy some 303 weatherstrip conditioner. I coated my seals 3 times before installing and sofar 8 times after the install and the weatherstripping looks like new again. Also get some medium/purple glue that they use to glue rc car tires, makes fixing any little tears in the seals super easy to helps to glue them to the car where regular weatherstrip adhesive doesn't work as well.

As other people did, I used construction adhesive to make sure the roof was bonded when riveted and I even drilled more holes for rivets for more strength. I used fast drying black seam sealer I got from O Reilly auto parts and it worked awesome. My roof is more water resistant than the stock sunroof was.


I'm excited to install them on my car. Was reading the install manual earlier.
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Do you have a link to the mustang p seals? Looking on LMR or other mustang sites, it looks like there is a set for 84-86 and for 87-88
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Realize that P seals are mostly cosmetic. Just to keep dust from settling on the weatherseals, which as the name suggests is what keeps out the weather. I've been driving my car for 15 years without P seals.
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Do you have a link to the mustang p seals? Looking on LMR or other mustang sites, it looks like there is a set for 84-86 and for 87-88
Phil


These are the seals I purchased for my fiero, looks and fit exactly like the fiero ones, only downfall is the adhesive tape they used is crap so I glued mine on.

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Just to make sure I understand correctly, is it the weather seals that are impossible to get ?
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Anybody have a source for the drip edges?
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Originally posted by pcwentworth:

Just to make sure I understand correctly, is it the weather seals that are impossible to get ?


yes, The weatherseals only exist in new old stock (if you can find them) or used.

The P seals are mostly cosmetic.

Drip edges are another thing I didn't know existed. I've been running without them as well for 15 years.
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Well I've read through all the t top install threads and I think I'm going to do it. I have my kit sitting in the garage. I have to sandblast and paint some of the parts first. I'm still pretty nervous about cutting my car though.
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Originally posted by FieroMaster88:

Well I've read through all the t top install threads and I think I'm going to do it. I have my kit sitting in the garage. I have to sandblast and paint some of the parts first. I'm still pretty nervous about cutting my car though.


Just make sure you cut inside the line and you can use a grinder to fine tune it. It's not brain surgery, you don't have to be within a .001 of an inch.
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Here are a few pictures of my install





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How it looked finished. I really took my time and did things much nicer than C&C did on the car I pulled the roof out of. I lot of attention to how the seals fit, parts line up and sealing every spot I could ever get water through. I even modified my drip rails so I could keep them on, as I see almost all the t-top cars they are missing. No I am just finishing up redoing most of my interior, as the old sunroof leaked for years and caused a lot of stains on the interior.



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