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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012 Thread Starter
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Question 2000 Mustang Convertible Top Problems

So i have a 2000 Mustang convertible and when we put the top down the other day, the back windshield shattered. Got an estimate on a new top and window and the guy said something about a plastic "piece" in the cubby that stores the top and causes them to break. He said it's useless and can be removed. Anyone heard of this before? Any suggestions or advice?

I just purchased my first Mustang. Layla is a 2000 Mustang Convertible in need of some TLC. I'm slowing bringing her back to her prime!
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I have a 2000 conv't and I haven't had this problem. There are those felt covered (or whatever that trunk material is) trim pieces in the trunk (one on each side, one in back by the latch and one that separates the trunk from the conv top area). If that separator one is missing and you have something large in the trunk that protrudes in the conv storage area, the hydraulics will pull that glass right down on it. Make sure that separator piece is installed. Also, if you have kids, they like throwing toys and stuff back behind the seat when the top is up (or, in my case, my wife placed a mop back there cuase she didn't feel like opening tyhe trunk). Then, when you go to put the top down, those items will get caught between the conv top and the rear glass.

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My convertible was totaled and I rebuilt the entire car, including the top. I have no idea what the "plastic piece" is that causes them to shatter. I imagine something faadave said is correct. Both ideas he threw out sounds like the most likely possibilities. If you can, find out what in the world the guy you got the quote from is talking about... I'm really curious now.

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Naw, I work for the Fed Aviation Admin.
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