It only took a few hours to remove the hardware and old material and do the initial
fit of the skin on the frame. Taking the advise of others about attaching the material to
the top while the frame is in the unlock position I was able to secure the sides without
to much trouble. A quick check of the top in the locked position revealed some ripples and
it felt somewhat like a blister. It looked OK, but when you touched it was very soft and
spongy. My solution to this was a beer break - while the top sat in the 85 degree sun for
20 minutes to soften up.
This is the way to go ! When I brought it in I could hardly
touch it, but I was able to stretch the material a good inch and a half beyond where I had
initially had it secured. When I snapped the frame to the lock position it gave a very
reassuring POP and WOW was I impressed with myself !
The top looks great and I still get that great feeling of
slaying another Porsche maintenance dragon. Now that you've read the book, now here are
the pictures of this project.