Convertible Top New Install 63 Fury

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  1. Billccm

    Billccm Well-Known Member

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    OKAY! I'd call Hydo E Lectric and ask if they know where the hold down cables mount. They are convertible top experts!

    On my Dad's Catalina, there was a two piece block of metal about the size of an ice cube in the trunk. It had a bolt running through the center and mounted near the package tray. A small "L" shape slot in the block adjusted the hold down cable tension.

    You've done the research, but I still think it is time to call the installer and discuss hold down cables.
     
  2. coloradodave

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    Ron,
    My rear tension cables are taut with no slack. I watched the video, but again, my top doesn't have provisions for those cables and it doesn't 'flap' at speed. Maybe it was an 'early' car verses 'late' car? Who knows...