Convertible top - Ford Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013 Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Chasmaniac's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 75
 
Convertible top

Can any 1 tell me where to go to get instructions on how to replace the top on my 2006 mustang GT. I have looked and not found a good sight. I believe I can do it myself as it doesnt seem to hard just need instructions.
Chasmaniac is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013
Apprentice
 
money2noise's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 93
 
If you have never done one of these before, you might want to practice on a junkyard car. They are difficult to stretch to get it to fit correctly, the headliner has to be transferred and if you get one without the back glass, it also has to be transferred among other things. I watched the guy do mine and with his skill and specialty tools, there's no way I would even attempt it.
money2noise is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013
Apprentice
4.6L Member
S197 Member
 
Ruffy07's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 176
 
Some things are best left to the pros

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chasmaniac View Post
Can any 1 tell me where to go to get instructions on how to replace the top on my 2006 mustang GT. I have looked and not found a good sight. I believe I can do it myself as it doesnt seem to hard just need instructions.
In my personal opinion I would say to leave something like that to the pros. If its not done right you will have leaks and drafts, not to mention you may ruin the new top itself. If a shop ruins it or messes up the install its all on them to make it right. Make no mistake...im not doubting your ability to do it but for the price and labor involved I would take it to a pro.

"Leave the gun....Take the Cannolis"
Ruffy07 is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013
Apprentice
 
Red05GT's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 127
 
What does it cost roughly for a new one? New top and labor?

05 GT auto
4.10s FRPP
JLT stage 3 cold air
93 octane SCT tune by Brenspeed
Mac Axle backs
Red05GT is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013 Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Chasmaniac's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 75
 
???

What I was looking for is a web site to get instructions. Any 1 know of such an animal. I saw 1 once and can't find it. Is there a place to go on this site to find it.
Chasmaniac is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013
Apprentice
 
money2noise's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 93
 
Mine was $1500 but I had new headliner installed and new back glass. I have sen them as cheap as $800 installed. This is Denver area.
money2noise is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013
Apprentice
V6 Member
 
ohio Irishman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Chagrin Falls
Posts: 56
 
Cleveland area between 1200 and 1900

Sent from my SGH-T759 using Tapatalk 2

2000 Atlantic Blue Ford Mustang 3.8 Convertible

CAI, Dual Exhaust with Flow master 40's, Tune
ohio Irishman is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013
Apprentice
4.6L Member
S197 Member
 
Ruffy07's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 176
 
How to Change Convertible Top on Ford Mustang | eHow.com

Give this a shot. Not the same year but the gist of it is there....

"Leave the gun....Take the Cannolis"
Ruffy07 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013 Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Chasmaniac's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 75
 
?

I can buy the top with the glass for $600.00 It comes with the glass already installed as it is not a separate item. Just wanted to know if there was a thread here in a forum where I could view install instructions.
Chasmaniac is offline  
Rookie
 
Nunja Business's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Silverhill
Posts: 8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chasmaniac View Post
I can buy the top with the glass for $600.00 It comes with the glass already installed as it is not a separate item. Just wanted to know if there was a thread here in a forum where I could view install instructions.
I can tell you from personal experience that it is a two-man weekend job to do it right and that was for a Miata.
Its top is much smaller and simpler arrangement than the 'Stang. The second top I put on the Miata, I let a pro do it and it only cost about $400 more than the top alone.

I will never do it again, I will let the pros do it. Just make some phone calls. Upholstery shops can generally do it too.
Nunja Business is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Random Question

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183