Ford Mustang - 83 - 84 - 85 - 86 - 87 - 88 - 89 - 90 - 91 - 92 - Upload a Photo. Replace your Mustang convertible front tack strip before your new top to ensure a long lasting bond!
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They all look good from 20 foot but you can see the soft top is showing major signs of wear and tear. This will be a very detailed step by step story on how to install a top correctly. This specific top is one of the hardest with many obstacles to overcome making it a perfect candidate to learn the art of soft top installation.
This application claims the benefit of Provisional application Ser. This invention relates generally to vehicle convertible tops and, more particularly, to an improved topstack tack strip and method of mounting the tack strip on the vehicle body. Conventional convertible topstacks have a rear top fabric hem that is stapled to a tack strip that comprises a plastic insert in an aluminum extruded holder that is then secured by as many as 19 bolts to the vehicle body after the topstack frame is mounted to the body.
Staples: Most top installation requires the stapling or tacking of top fabric into the framework folding top frame. This can also be done the old fashioned way with a tack hammer and upholstery tacks, but the most efficient way is with a power stapling gun and a supply of stainless steel staples. You would rent or purchase a stapler that accepts the staples you use.