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Old 11-02-2021, 10:54 AM   #21
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For DFarkus -- any chance you could supply the McMaster part numbers and specs on the cross member bolts (length/diameter) and neopreen spacers uyou used on your PH pop top fix ? I'm probably going to have to do the same repair. If springs are OK - is it easy to replace the cross member bolts without doing all the shoring up in the corners, etc. ?

I'd be grateful for any assistance ! Thanks !
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It's extremely difficult to replace the pivot bolts without supporting the roof.
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Old 11-02-2021, 11:35 AM   #22
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I had a problem with the nut backing off of one of the bolts on my SMB Texas-built top. SMB Fresno (now Field) used these braces to support the top when they installed new shoulder bolts as a warranty item.
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Old 11-02-2021, 11:43 AM   #23
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Nice share. American 2*4 engineering at its finest.
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Old 11-04-2021, 12:15 PM   #24
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I'll be honest, I'm dreading having to do this job some day. The energy stored in those springs scares the pants off me.
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I'll be honest, I'm dreading having to do this job some day. The energy stored in those springs scares the pants off me.
It should....that's a healthy and smart response.... similar to garage door springs......Just take your time and understand what's holding the roof up at all times. You can make it a safe job; I've done about 5 pivot bolt replacements and maybe 12 spring adjustments and haven't broken my neck and still have all my fingers.
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Old 11-04-2021, 05:55 PM   #26
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Yeah, I get it. I don't like using suspension spring compressors either, for the same reason.


So far mine have held up. I have a manual roof with no added weight, which I suspect cuts down on wear some.
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