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    Question T-Tops rattle.

    Need help with my tops rattle. Had front glass put in my car and every since the tops have rattled when I hit a bump. Never had tops out just because of this reason.Can anyone help. I do have the shades in the top of the car but they look to be in right.

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    I believe the latch is adjustable for a tighter lock/fit.

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    Guy-if you've never had the tops out on your car-you are missing out!!Lighten up,live a little,it's really cool to drive w/the tops out!Look,the seals are replaceable,GM already thought of that.I would unlatch,wiggle around a little and relatch,maybe even(gasp)take them out and and slide them back into place.If they didn't rattle before then they are probably alittle out of position.The window guy must of removed them.

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    Your rattle may be caused by "body flex", I have 3 point bolt on sub frame connectors, and have not experienced any T top rattle.

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    Bang on them with your hand - shouldn't rattle. If they do remove the two screws on the plastic trim at the rear, make sure the pins engage/bracket is tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC
    Your rattle may be caused by "body flex", I have 3 point bolt on sub frame connectors, and have not experienced any T top rattle.

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    that's a tad extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    that's a tad extreme.
    Not really, with all the torque the engine puts to the ground, it is very common to see buckling of the rear fenders right above the tires, due to body flex.

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    If you reread what the guy originally wrote-he didn't have a rattle before the windshield replacement. Is the body all of a sudden flexing? (no)

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    The windshield is (also) a structural member, and until the urethane fully cures, it's not providing all the integrity it could.

    You may need to have the t-top pins adjusted, but geez, take 'em off and ride around because it is hella-coo
    Last edited by TommySS; 02-14-2006 at 04:09 PM.

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    Very true about the windshield providing structural support.And please at least try driving around w/o the tops-you are missing out!

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    GOD!! all this talk about t tops is making me really really miss summer!!!!

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    Damn right he is missing out. Just watch out if you have a bald head cause you will be fried.

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    Yeah-I was dreaming of those magic T-topless moments myself,c mon summer! I always wear the ballcap but yeah-it's easy to catch some sun.

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