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TR6 Hard Top Question
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Ponced Silver Member Dan Pollard
Huntsville, AL, USA   USA
1969 Triumph TR6
1969 Triumph TR6 "PONCE TR"
Hi. I am trying to install a refurbished factory TR6 hardtop on my 69 TR6. I set the top in place, and believe it is positioned correctly because the rear deck holes are aligned. I am having trouble in several areas.
1. I removed the black rubber plugs. the holes in the top of the windshield frame apparently are not aligned and when I insert the black domed head bolt up thru the bottom side of the windshield frame and receiver/spacers, the bolts are pointed back at a big angle and won't go into the holes (and captured nut) in the front rim of the hardtop.
2. The top wont drop into place and fit snugly at the rear deck. I removed interior pieces to assure they did not cause the interference at the side/rear deck lip. The hardtop weather strip may contribute to this interference and resultant high position but I don't think it is the primary issue.
3. The black domed head bolt used to draw down the side of the top seems to bottom out in the threads in the tie bar barrel. They seam to be too long. They are the same as the bolts I am using in the first issue at the windshield frame I described above. These bolts all came from roadster factory along with instructions for mounting. Any insight to resolve is appreciated. Thank You. Danny

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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, AZ, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Dan can you remove the hardtop and show some pictures of your car without it? Also the underside of the hardtop. I will take a look and see if I can spot any differences between yours and mine. Also pictures of all your loose hardware.

Dave

titanic Berry P
Albany, OR, USA   USA
Dan-The bolts for the side bracket are l.25" long, the front ones are 2.5". Maybe the bolt shown in the side bracket is the wrong length.
Berry

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dsixnero Dan Colanero
Westville, NJ, USA   USA
I think you have the header bolts in the side pic, the side bolts are short. If the top is off the car, you should try the bolts, the captive nuts may need to be tapped. BTW, I love that shade of white.



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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, AZ, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Dan you did remove your rear soft top rail? The rear of the hardtop is sitting way to high.

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hogan1945 Silver Member Douglas F
Woodbury, MN, USA   USA
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Danny,

Thoughs window frame spacers don't work, i had the same problem, and didn't use them.Just be carefull when you tighten the dome bolts not tooooo tight. Clean front rubber seal hole areas so bolts go through easily
Also the side mount units are side specific. I put the unit together then mount the two 3/8 bolts to the side piller loosely, then pull down on the top to get the screw
to aline with bottom mount hole.
Rear two mount bolts usually are the easiest.
Good luck
I first start the rear two, then the side two, then the front two. Then tighten all down.
Also see the u tube hardtop install video on the other hard top thread




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Ponced Silver Member Dan Pollard
Huntsville, AL, USA   USA
1969 Triumph TR6
1969 Triumph TR6 "PONCE TR"
Hi David. Thank you for info on TR6 hardtop issues. I have attached pics you suggested.

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Ponced Silver Member Dan Pollard
Huntsville, AL, USA   USA
1969 Triumph TR6
1969 Triumph TR6 "PONCE TR"
Hi David. More pics. Appears that only one pic sent first time. Thanks. Danny


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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, AZ, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Dan
Here are some photos of mine. Hope this helps.

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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, AZ, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Dan,
More


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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, AZ, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Dan
Still more


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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, AZ, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Dan
Keep going


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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, AZ, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Dan
one more time


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Ponced Silver Member Dan Pollard
Huntsville, AL, USA   USA
1969 Triumph TR6
1969 Triumph TR6 "PONCE TR"
Hi David. yes. these are very helpful. I think all the additional rubber linear strips jus inside the chrome strip, and fuzzy seal trim pieces I have around the rear deck flange to lip area is pushing the top forward and also preventing it from dropping all the way down in back. if I remove my extra trim pieces maybe it will move back a little and then the front dome bolts that go thru the windshield frame will line up with the captive nuts in the front lip of the top. thx. danny

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shynsy tim dafforn
Kenilworth UK, Warwickshire, UK   GBR
I made some blind studs (by cutting the hex head off some bolts) that screw into the two front bolt holes in the hard top. These help the hard top align on the screen surround. Once lined up I un screw one and replace with a bolt. The same could work with the rear deck if you needed it.
Cheers
Tim

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