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Putting hardtop back on SL 280 107

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by 1984sl280, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. 1984sl280

    1984sl280 New Member

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    I have tried to put the hardtop back on for the first time and am not sure its on properly. The passenger side rear side catch seems to be missing a washer. It is very secure annd not going anywhere, but there is a good 4mm gap around the rear sectiion. Is this the way it should be?? Tried many times to resdjust but we could not manage to seal the gap with the mechanism. Had a new soft top fitted at the start of summer and the garage said the meachanism was working well. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Alex M Grieve

    Alex M Grieve Senior Member

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    Is it a true gap, or a gap between the chrome trim and the tonneau plate? It may well be that the rubber seal is intact if you put a feeler through the perceived gap?
     
  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    This gap in normal and correct,,sorry I did not see the post yesterday
     
  4. SilverSaloon

    SilverSaloon Active Senior Members

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    yes there is always a gap around the bottom of the hardtop when on and the "gap" is sealed with the rubber seal inside.

    i assume this is what you mean.
     

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