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F355 spider roof stops halfway down

Discussion in '348/355' started by minimadtan, May 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM.

  1. minimadtan

    minimadtan Rookie

    Jan 30, 2019
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    Hi I’m having trouble lowering my f355spider roof seats move forward with switch roof starts to fold and seams to stop after a few inches car is new to me so am I doing something wrong many thanks
     
  2. 355OXO

    355OXO Karting

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    Has the bar attached to the elastic straps got in the wrong position. happens when the elastic has become stretched. This can stop roof opening.
     
  3. Qavion

    Qavion Formula 3

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    #3 Qavion, May 15, 2019 at 9:16 AM
    Last edited: May 15, 2019 at 9:34 AM
    Grab some popcorn....

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/posts/146423577/


    or skip ahead to the 10 minute mark.



    The straps, although not available to purchase, can be made relatively easy. You just have to know the original dimensions (Yours has probably stretched a little). In the meantime, the crossbars can be easily manipulated into the right position, then the roof operation will continue normally.
     
  4. WATSON

    WATSON F1 Veteran
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    Help the overhead cross bar back as the top opens. It will catch and stop the top operation if the elastic has expired.
    If you continue to force it, it will tweak the frame and then the alignment forks won't engage when you put the top back up.
     
  5. deeej84

    deeej84 Karting
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    There's a window switch that needs to activate to lower the windows slightly before the roof lowers as well, so check that. If this is malfunctioning, the top won't go down.
     
  6. Qavion

    Qavion Formula 3

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    The seats wouldn't move forward if the windows didn't go down. Also, the original poster said his top started moving ;)

    It's the straps.

    Minimadtan, make sure this bar is in the right position (up).

    F355 Convertible Top Manual Conversion Help

    Note the elastic straps attached to it.
     
  7. Enzojr

    Enzojr F1 World Champ
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    This is what mine did, the first bar back flipped the wrong way and stopped everything half way.
    New elastic straps will fix this.
    You can make them or just find some with Velcro on them.
    Adjust as necessary to get the crossbar pulled in the right direction.
     
  8. Qavion

    Qavion Formula 3

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    #8 Qavion, May 15, 2019 at 10:18 PM
    Last edited: May 15, 2019 at 10:25 PM

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