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bug88 Silver Member Chas T
south central, IN, USA   USA
1975 MG MGB "Baby"
I know it’s probably as easy as it looks. (Cut holes. Attach fasteners) but I thought I’d ask



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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
Pretty much. It helps to have the special tool for the lift a dot tabs.


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kareski63 Gold Member Peter Kareski
Front Royal, VA, USA   USA
1977 MG MGB "Freddie"
All I can tell you is to take your time. For a proper file line up the back fittings and tape them in place so the it will not shift left to right. The do one snap at a time. Do the snap closest to the back fitting first. Do right they go left. Do the next snap, right then left till all are installed. Have a manual hole punch (buy at any fabric store) pieces of wood to close the snaps on (tools should have come with the snaps). Cut your fingernails down, if you don't you will find out why. As I said take your time, It took me about 2 hours and it looks great. With this type of install you cannot make mistakes, starting over is expensive.

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GMB3 Silver Member George Badger
Soquel, CA, USA   USA
1965 Jaguar E-Type Coupe "1QUICK E"
1968 MG MGB "1QUICK B"
I suggest start installing the LTD fasteners on the locations nearest the doors. That will center it better.



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bug88 Silver Member Chas T
south central, IN, USA   USA
1975 MG MGB "Baby"
It came w no directions so......the metal tab in the cover goes under the metal(silver) tab right? If so’ I need to cut the fabric a little to get the silver point under the metal tab.



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GMB3 Silver Member George Badger
Soquel, CA, USA   USA
1965 Jaguar E-Type Coupe "1QUICK E"
1968 MG MGB "1QUICK B"
That looks correct. Is it a metal tab or bar that goes across?

You'll want o center the top on those by moving it slightly side to side until it is even. It's suggested, and I agree, leave to top out in the sun for a while to make it more pliable and so you can stretch it when you mount it to the header bar for a nice taut top.



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bug88 Silver Member Chas T
south central, IN, USA   USA
1975 MG MGB "Baby"
Tab not bar



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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
In reply to # 3737425 by bug88 Tab not bar

Because it's a boot cover, not a top. The top would have a bar.


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Keifer Silver Member Keith Slaten
Searcy, AR, USA   USA
1976 MG MGB "Maggie"
I need one more lift a dot. I hate to buy a whole package for one. Any kdeas?

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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
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David Willey Avatar
Johnstown, PA, USA   USA
1975 MG MGB ~ For Sale ! ~
1980 MG MGB "Emily"
What's your address, I'll mail you one,
cheers,
David

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