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Old 10-02-2020, 08:52 AM   #11
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BOYWONDER,
Is this the process your talking about?
You can also adjust the spring tension and put in slightly larger preload blocks on your pop top to get it working properly again. It’s not the easiest job, and takes a bit of nerves and some good strong ratchet straps and a come a long. Throw a winch line safety weight, dampener or heavy blanket on everything while you’re working for good measure.
I think there’s a few threads on the subject, pop the top, unscrew and peel back the fabric on both sides to expose the lift springs and chain, the idea is to pull the spring to hook a few links further up on the chain at a time to test the results. The smaller spring at the rear is a preload spring, it provides the initial lift before the main springs take over, there’s a wooden block behind it, start by cutting one that’s 1/2” longer and go from there.
The idea is to get a balance between opening and closing, too much tension will pop it up quickly, but you won’t be able to pull it down.
My issue is no up but pulling it down......I'm looking at a gym membership but none open here and not sure the body has the ability to add muscle.
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:59 AM   #12
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Yes.


I've adjusted about 7-8 tops for folks on here.....maybe a few more....
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:58 AM   #13
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Sounds like a complicated job, it kind of scares me.
It works now but requires all I have to get it started down
Where are you located?
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Old 10-02-2020, 11:01 AM   #14
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South OC..Coto De Caza.....


near Mission Viejo/Rancho Santa Margarita
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Old 10-04-2020, 08:10 AM   #15
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boywonder,
Well I'm thinking seriously about your offer. The $3,000+ is not an issue but I do want to keep my SMB as stock as possible.
I am heading out Thursday UT, WY, CO will be gone 3 to 4 weeks. This will help me make up my mind but I am leaning towards your offer.
I will keep you posted.
Your just south of me, down I-5 as I'm in Burbank.
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Old 10-04-2020, 10:46 AM   #16
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Here's a $5.00 option to get the top raised easily,

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ter-25121.html
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Old 10-05-2020, 08:58 AM   #17
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The up is not the issue.
It's the down pressure need to close the top and hit the road.........
The next 4 weeks will make my decision much easier if you arms, shoulders hold up.
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Old 10-05-2020, 02:57 PM   #18
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Do you have plans to add anything to the roof? Rack? Solar?


If so do that before adjusting springs.
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:34 AM   #19
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No I have no plans to add anything to the roof.
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