Join Date: Jan 2007
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Ferrari Life Posts: 6,197
Tough one. Those roofs are a pain either way. I actually struggled with ours last Sat. trying to get it down until I realized I had a hinge strut wrong: don't know how that happened, when corrected it went down like a charm
IF it is truly shorting, then you might get some stretching liquid. or just wet it a bit, let sit in the sun and try again ... the cloth should expand a bit. They are tight which is why Pininfarina did such an awsome job on the roof: It is the best ferrari folding rag top I know. The latches should not really be used to put it in locking place. as you'll bust them. I know of a guy who makes better than OEM using stainless steel not AL.
IF 1" Short: You got prolblems...somethings not right there. They DO come a bit short, but you are sounding like it is truly short. Loosen the latches a bit if needed.
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1990 Mondial T Cabriolet SN 86247 : Red/Tan
1995 456 GT 2+2 SN 99987 : Roso Metalizzato [Fer 311/C] & Tan