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May 15, 2017, 7:25pm Report to Moderator

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This one's a tad overpriced as well.....

If it was made by man, it can be dismantled and rebuilt by man. Usually just not as easily.
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Quoted from Antonnick

Are there any threads on the Forum on how to reset the doors? Mine are quite bad, as much as 20mm out of line at the bottom  

Search tub spread


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That's what my wife says I have! Any cures? 😀
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Nick Jones
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It involves big ratchet straps usually.......  


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May 16, 2017, 8:31pm Report to Moderator

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here's the link if you have trouble with the search.


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Many many thanks for the link - I have read it through but Need to understand the Logik a bit better for it seems to me, you would Need to push the b post out rather than pulling in in order to make the doors flush.

but I will study it some more

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May 17, 2017, 8:28am Report to Moderator
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I didn't understand it at first. The top of the tub spreads out, taking the doors with it, so the doors are inline at the top, but are now hanging out at the bottom.

hop this helps.

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Ah ok, yes now I see what you mean.

So, i suppose to do that you would put the straping underneath and around the car at the B post Position - as if wrapping a parcel - and then tighten it up. The underside cannot move due to Chassis, so only the top will be squeezed in.

What are the chances that something may break ?  

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daver clasper
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Hi. Never done this my self, but pretty sure the strap is inside the car. I think its easier on saloon (easier mounting points for strap) and done a bit different on soft top.

Make's a drastic noise, but don't think does damage (maybe some paint cracking?).

There was a comprehensive article, with photo's (amongst others)on the net (not sure if CT) or maybe TSSC etc.

Try a general google search for Tub Spread.

If I get time, I will try and find it.

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If you wrap it top-to-bottom you'll scrunch the sills that are probably only held on by self-tappers. if convertible they'll go round the car parallel to the ground just above the rear lights where the reflectors are , making sure the ratchet is in the middle between the 2 B-posts...
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