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Old 01-03-2008, 08:35 AM
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560SL Hard Top Problems

I'm attempting to put my hardtop on for some cold weather driving for the first time in three years. While attempting to put top on I noticed both top chrome locknuts in center are misssing. Is there a way to lock top down without the chrome nuts? Any ticks I need to know (like socket..etc) I want to get top locked down so I can drive ASAP. Other car is having engine overhauled, I also would like to know where can these be found, purchased so I can fixed this problem for good. Thanks................
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:06 AM
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Are you referring to the locking pawls that go into the windshield header?
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:16 PM
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No the caps to the lock nuts on sides near rear of doors. I tried to fit a socket to try to lock but sockets won't fit. IS there a way to lock top down without the chrome caps that the locking tool fits into? Can these be ordered or found anywhere?

My front locks (windshield) are in great condition.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:59 PM
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If you lock the back with the handle crank you can drive it.
Give Phil a call 1-888-333-4642 he has more than what is listed on this site.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:56 PM
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I'll call Phill.....thanks
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:09 PM
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Just for fun, call R&H here in Baltimore for a quote

I'm sure Phil can beat their price! I finally got mine for about $35 each. Dealer quoted me $325.00 (EACH!) because they are now sold in a set with the entire lockdown assembly. They even laughed when they told me the price. I have their fax posted on my wall as a reminder of the free enterprise system. PS: Dont leave them or the front removal tool in the glovebox when you take the car for service...opps!
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:58 PM
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Where is R&H located in Baltimore??? Do you a phone number for them??
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