Saturday, 21 March 2020
MGF Softtop replacement
The idea of driving a Roadster is to drive it without the roof as much as possible, but to make this possible you do want to have a good soft top in case you run into bad weather. The hardtop on our F is very good, but the soft top was tatty and the plastic rear window had torn.
Here we have one very wet but clean top.
While I left the wet top outside to dry, I started to remove my old top.
First I removed the rear plastic panel behind the seats to reveal the four mounting bolts.
Then unclipped the five clips under the rear window
After this the whole assembly came off, by removing two bolts on both sides behind the seats
Then I could just lift out the whole thing.
Refitting is literally the reverse of dismantling. I only needed to swap one of the front clips and fiddle a little with the top, so it would close without hitting the windscreen surround.