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Old 11-19-2008, 11:51 AM
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450SL Soft Top

I have recently purchased a 1976 450SL. When I put the soft top up, about 1" to 2" of the back rod that goes into the body shows and the top doesn't fit snugly onto the body. Do I need a new seal or should the rod go down further into the body? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:09 PM
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Have you rotated the bigger crank handle (on the sidewall behind the driver) clockwise all the way? This should snug down the rear of the top.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:24 PM
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450SL Soft Top

Thanks! I'll try that. I thought that the larger crank only opened the top cover.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:51 PM
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if that does not help there are adjustements that can be made at the latch mechanism and hold down rod.
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