Rear Window Zipper

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plrgpr
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Rear Window Zipper

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Got back from a ride yesterday and a top corner of the rear window was hanging in the well, zipper is now completely shot. The top is absolutely like new. I see as the only option to replace the zipper is remove the top. I’m assuming a lot of expense involved with that. I’m thinking of getting a large needle and strong thread and sewing it shut????
Gary Roberson
66 Vert 140 4-sp Corsa “clone”

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Re: Rear Window Zipper

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You are right. Replacing the zipper or the rear window are almost as expensive and time consuming as putting on a new top. You can check with a local upholstery shop to see if they have any tricks but I would put the top up (not quite all the way to relieve the tension) and then sew it by hand.
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Re: Rear Window Zipper

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Thanks for the input Dave. That’s what I’m going to do!
Gary Roberson
66 Vert 140 4-sp Corsa “clone”

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