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Manual Roof Conversion….?

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Smalls74

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Locking mechanism and secondary security strap in place….

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Locking mechanism disengaged….

A firm upward push is required to start the opening process. Once free from the securing mechanism the rams take over and the roof goes up.

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I fitted the safety buckles retrospectively. However in hindsight I should have waited for them to arrive as the push/pull bar is a little too far forward of the buckles. This means that attaching the safety buckles is a bit more of a faff than it needs to be, due to the buckles only having short straps. If I were to have it done again I’d make sure the push/pull bar was level with the retaining clips.

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Various other photos showing the new rams fitted, mechanisms and removal of hydraulics.

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An equal pull on the push//pull bar and the roof gets to this position. This is as low as you can get it before it closes itself.

Once closed I have to tuck the canvas behind the roof hooks to allow me to lock the securing mechanisms, and then clip on the safety buckles.

It’s a bit of a faff in comparison to having the electric roof. However it should be more reliable.

Time will tell I guess…..

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