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 Post subject: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:13 pm 
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I'm looking for some ideas to improve the roof latching system, I know there are some out there that have added a more positive latch set up with cables. I'm getting it ready to drive to St. Louis and don't want to worry about the winds going across Kansas.

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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Put a surfboard on it. We don't even have to latch the roof at all! LOL Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Got this latch system from McMaster Carr catalog. Not cheap but works very well. On page 2939

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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:49 pm 
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I am also using the McMaster Carr latch. It works very well giving the top a positive hold.

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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:55 pm 
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That's what I'm looking for, Thanks Mike & Jon.


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2015 SoCal cruise to Topaz II
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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:23 am 
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What length cable 2' or 3'? do you pictures of the roll bar end?

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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:09 pm 
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Mine is the 2' the manxter looks like 3'. I drilled a hole in the top bars but there is a stainless bracket which comes with the latch


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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:06 pm 
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I think mine are the 3' cables. I used a billet brake line clamp to bolt to the roll cage and just drilled it out to the diameter needed for the latch. The clamp allows for adjustment, but I did add a setscrew to help hold it in place. With the top bouncing around they tended to move a little. I also added some nylon bushing in the hole to quiet the rattles a little. With the rubber pads between the top and cage and the solid latch, my top is solid and quiet.

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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:10 am 
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Ok Jon, where did you get the rubber disc's?


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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:40 pm 
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Home Depot - They are furniture feet pads or something like that. They are self adhesive and I just stacked a couple together to get the desired height.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Shepherd-2-i ... /202514361


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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Sweet!


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 Post subject: Re: Roof Latching
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:43 pm 
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I also put a little clear 3m tape on the roll cage where the pads sit to keep it from rubbing the paint off.


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