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Old 09-23-2021, 10:27 AM   #361
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Hello Boywonder, by any chance do you have a larger picture showing the retainer plates in place.
I need to install some on mine but don't know how long and wide they need to be.
Is it an 1/8" thick plate?
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Andrew

Seems like Iím missing these too
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:36 AM   #362
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The retainer plates that hold down the helper springs? You NEED these to keep the compressed helper springs from shooting out of the channel at high speed.


I've modified and subsequently completely replaced the helper springs and retainer plates with a gas spring setup; I can snap a pic and measure the plates if I can find them in the garage. This is another area that you can improve dramatically over the SMB design. From memory they are 1/8" thick mild steel.
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:55 AM   #363
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I dunno if Iíll go as crazy as your strut setup (which I do love btw). My top came shipped to me with the main springs one chain link shorter and some 2 or 3 in blocks behind the helper springs.

Iíll probably just stick to that for now but yea I definitely see the need for retainer plates.

But back to the bulb seal: the thin flap just gets sandwiched between the canvas right?

So the layers would be top to bottom:
Wood strip
Canvas
Bulb seal

As I type this Iím realizing that the bulb seal is at the front and back in place of butyl?
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But back to the bulb seal: the thin flap just gets sandwiched between the canvas right?

So the layers would be top to bottom:
Wood strip
Canvas
Bulb seal

As I type this I’m realizing that the bulb seal is at the front and back in place of butyl?

Study the pics in the first post of this thread. It's been years but I'm pretty sure the bulb seal is stapled to the underside of the strips through the canvas, then the bulb seal is laid into the butyl tape. You need butyl tape on all four sides. In the front and back you need to build up little squares of tape in the roof channels. It'll be obvious when you get to that point.


So the layers are:

wood strip
canvas
bulb seal
butyl tape
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