Hi Terry. Yes, there are snaps in three places:John
Did you have to install snaps to the car and if so was it difficult? Just curious......
The best solution in my opinion is just to take the stupid things off. They serve no purpose.A bit on how I protect the top from the lid rubber bumpers on each side of the trunk lid ....... it has been known that the fixed-rubber bumpers of the lid hold-down's (first photo below) can wear a hole in the top.
My solution to the problem is a plastic Folgers coffee can lid as shown in the 2nd and 3rd photos below. The felt-tail keeps the lid from sliding off the top. Not an expensive solution ....... :lol:
The cover takes about half as long as the top, up or down, even less if the passenger knows what is going on. I also like that the cover keeps the sun off of the interior for less fading and less excessive seat heating.........and believe putting on such a cover is even more of a hassle as putting up the top.......
John, I don't disagree about taking them off. Except, why were they deemed necessary in the beginning? As to that reason, there must have been some idea why in the beginning. :willy:The best solution in my opinion is just to take the stupid things off. They serve no purpose.
I went with snaps when I made the cover because I wanted a more fitted look than the Kappabrella. They also keep it in a good position in the trunk so that it is quicker and easier to put on and take off.The Kappabrella does not require snaps. The back closes in the trunk and the front hooks around the wipers.
I believe that they were intended to provide leverage when closing the trunk over the folded top, but I have found that simply leaning on the rear corners of the top when I fold it down for the first time takes care of that problem nicely. As far as preventing movement, I don't see that as an issue because my NA has about 90k miles on it without the bumpers and I see no evidence of anything moving wearing or anything else. I do leave the cockpit cover attached to the outer snaps when the top is down, so it acts as a cover for the top to keep it away from the underliner of the trunk lid.John, I don't disagree about taking them off. Except, why were they deemed necessary in the beginning? As to that reason, there must have been some idea why in the beginning. :willy:
And so as to an ORIGINAL CAR idea, I've kept it that way. But I see the bumpers as holding the top secure from movement as about the only technical reason.
In Michigan maybe, but not in Texas. Or a number of other states: https://gotopless.org/topless-laws . Or Canada.My wife works from home, I have strongly encouraged her to leave her top down at work. I would be ok when shopping also but couldn't she go to jail for that?
Mostly I leave the top down as I generally don't drive it in cold or wet weather. At work I will put the top up - work at a university so don't want kids throwing crap in the car. In the garage it is usually down but I will put it up to stretch it out if it has been a few days since it was up. I can see compression marks on the material from the rubber bumpers of the trunk lid. I thought the bumpers we to push the top down and keep it from snagging on the underside of the trunk lid.