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2G Replacing 2g convertable frame

Posted by xCombzyx302, Aug 26, 2011

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  1. xCombzyx302

    xCombzyx302 Probationary Member

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    Hey Im new to the forum and was looking for some help. Im currently driving a 2g spyder and need help finding a how to for removing the frame of a convertable. I need to take out the whole roof frame. One bar going across the top of the car (right where your head is) has broken off of the bars running parralel to the car on both sides. The whole frame is pretty much junk and the fabric is torn and beat up from the previous owner. If you can link me a how to or post with help i would appriciate it much.

    Ryan
     
  2. 97gst_spyder

    97gst_spyder Proven Member

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    Its a PITA.... Do you have a spare roof assy?
     
  3. Orange Car

    Orange Car Proven Member

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    If you find a frame I would just have the fabric professionally installed; more work than it is worth to do it yourself.
     
  4. DSMK1NG

    DSMK1NG Probationary Member

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    just did mine i will make a youtube video to tell you how
     
  5. Komobabo

    Komobabo Probationary Member

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    Sorry to revive and old thread, did you ever make the video? I bought my 2g DSM a few weeks ago and my frame also need replacing.
     

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  6. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    It's not as difficult as the people above make it out to be. Time consuming, yes. If you can handle a ratchet and screwdriver, the rest of it is fairly simple.

    This is for a 3G.. but it's VERY similar to the 2G top removal https://www.club3g.com/forum/maintenance/187874-how-change-convertible-top-headliner.html
     

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  7. Komobabo

    Komobabo Probationary Member

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    But where could I get a replacement frame? I contacted M&T and EZ-ON and both said they only sell the headliner and top sail only, not the frame itself.
     

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  8. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

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    Checkout Miller Import Parts, just bought a whole assembly from him and will be starting to install it today.
     

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