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    Flyin Miata top latch rebuild kit

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    Re: Flyin Miata top latch rebuild kit

    Oh that’s pretty neat!

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    Re: Flyin Miata top latch rebuild kit

    Bored so I bought a set of these. My latches were getting a little sloppy anyway.
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    I received my FM catalog and it’s more enjoyable than an old car magazine.

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    Re: Flyin Miata top latch rebuild kit

    Got the latch rebuild kit yesterday and installed it this afternoon. At the same time I did some maintenance and repairs to the latches.

    First if you are going to leave your latches in this position when you put the top down:

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    Your springs are going to deform, lose their elasticity, and look like this:

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    They will no longer have that tight snap in feeling.

    I had a salvage set I used to rebuild and upgrade the latches I have. The spring now looks like this:

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    Re: Flyin Miata top latch rebuild kit

    Installed the new latched with the adjustable set screws and they set in place like a brand new set.

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    ....and they look great too.

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    Re: Flyin Miata top latch rebuild kit

    They actually look pretty good in red.

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