2002 Fabric tear in the soft top

Joined
Jul 9, 2019
Thunderbird Year
2003
Gorilla tape. Similar to Duct tape. Comes in black, could help for a temporary solution. Put some inside and outside. New and used replacements on Ebay

 

stretch

Active Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2018
Thunderbird Year
2002
Hi guys !

Any recommandation to repair that tear at the back of my soft top ?

Thank you !
if you dont wanna spend on a new top use the clear gorilla tape both sides then get sika flex 220+ polyurethane adhesive to reattach outside fabric to glass.thats gotta be a major leak coming in or it soon will be..
 
Joined
Sep 3, 2022
Thunderbird Year
2005
Just put the top up on our new to us 2005 and found the broken threads. Looking for comments on how to stop the torn threads from spreading and how to camouflage them.

On the plus side the PO put the chrome trim strips on for the hard top to rest on. The car also came a factory plastic "envelope" filled with paper abrasion strips and a spray bottle for them.

20221112_153011.jpg20221112_153019.jpg
 
Joined
Sep 3, 2022
Thunderbird Year
2005
Why was my post moved to the end of a 17 month old post? It won't be noticed back here. It has nothing to do with a window being ripped out. I followed all the posting guide lines.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2007
Thunderbird Year
2002
If you do not want to spend much money, I would push the loose threads down flat, and apply a good drop of some
epoxy glue in the open area. This way it will seal the hole and secure the loose threads. Do not put too much glue
so, it is not too noticeable.
 
Top