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Ok, working on the top installation. I was inspired by the fact that it sprinkled rain at our house yesterday. The winds had shifted and were coming from the south. That meant that the 10,000 foot Haleakala wasn't shielding us from the normal rains you get out in the Pacific. We call the south winds "Kona winds" since the west coast of the big island is to our south. In any event, Maui gets lots of rain everywhere but where we live, so a top is a good idea.

Everything is proceeding well. Great instructions from Gordon, Alan and others. The header bow has been glued and now the edge of the fabric has been flipped over inside the bow and glued. It is in the process of drying.

Fortunately, I had previously sourced some bespoke, custom German wooden clips that were in limited use during the construction of the original Porsche 356s. They are designed to hold the fabric against the glue inside the header bow as it dries. This ensures a crisp, taut edge of fabric against the bow and prevents wrinkles that might besmirch my concours aspirations.  Looks like it's working out as planned...IMG_20191111_183038

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