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Date:         Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:15:04 -0700
Reply-To:     Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Another pop top hinge repair
Comments: To: Alistair Bell <>
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thanks for posting that.

I really should've installed a proper bushing at ID of arm instead of slightly enlarged 3/4" copper pipe bit. (was thinking of "every person" fix) I'm thankful I epoxied a length of 5/8" bolt into each end of bar.

Along with your comments, I have to wonder how much a damaged cross bar affects ease, or lack thereof, of raising the pop top? Speaking of a kit....

If one loses a pin or two, a clevis pin and cotter pin work in place of the OEM pin and press on lock washer. Can't recall dimensions but with the proper size pin and cotter, at least for lower mount point, they sit flush out of the way.

On 7/23/16, Alistair Bell <> wrote:

> Between other things , I futzed around with my spare pop top lifting bar > assembly this week. Little stainless steel shaft and a bronze bushing to fix > the worn out hinge joint. > Just adding one more version of what others have done. > > > > Alistair >

-- Neil n

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