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  1. #281
    Picked up hardtop and new front end today.
    Inventoried all the pieces and now trying to get all the install documentation. I do not seeing the hard top attaches to the reason the car. Any one can share pics or process it would be appreciated. They had a hardtop in the showroom and I tried to get as many detail pics as possible but once this car is complete finding attachment points are difficult.
    I have the new version of the manual, hardtop and front end are sprinkled throughout. Really? No conversion document, no mention on what to remove from old front end and doors.
    I don't see wiring diagram for power windows. Have to go look for my Strait Jacket. Looks like I will be needing it again.
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    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  2. #282
    I removed original front end and wiring. I have I wire harness. I can detach the front clip wiring and send to i-wire with new connectors for upgrade.
    Original windshield and frame came off easy. Needed to cut our for master cylinder and clutch reserviour. Prefit is too easy. There is a hardtop in the ffr showroom, I need to find out what attachment clips they used. They are really nice. There is no mention in the manual on where or how to open up airflow for intercooler. Anyone know what needs to be done?
    Will post pics in am
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  3. #283
    As far as the front end, I think there is a thread somewhere in the body section or general about the new front end. I couldn't find it with a quick google search.
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  4. #284
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  5. #285
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    Alan, see this thread for a few tips about the hard top.
    http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...tips-add-yours

    Before mounting the hard top you should turn it upside down to complete your headliner, cut out the roof ducts and any other finishing of the inside, such as paint or upholstery.

    I see your dash in place. Don't mount it permanently until the windshield is installed, then you can snug the front against the glass for a nice fit. Regarding the roof air ducts, you should cut out the hole from the 3-inch ducts inside the quarter windows. You can cut a hole to fit whatever tubes you will use but I found that 3-inch flex tubes fit nicely over the roof ducts, so I cut the roof ducts out to the maximum I.D.
    roof duct tube.JPG


    FFR used pins and clips to hold the back corners of the hard top, like the engine covers on the 818S. I wanted hidden fasteners so I epoxied threaded studs onto the back corners of the hard top, then used a diagonal piece to hold the top from underneath. Similarly, you can use threaded studs to hold the hard top along the edges.

    hardtop middle mount.jpghardtop rear mount.jpg
    rear corner - left.JPG

    I see that your hard top has longer A pillars than mine which will help solve the problem of a gap at the bottom of the A pillars where the hood/fender/door/A pillar all come together. That's a needed improvement! Now I'll try to duplicate it on mine. Another improvement in your newer top is that the seams appear to be narrower than on my early top. You haven't sanded them down yet have you?
    Last edited by AZPete; 04-17-2017 at 02:26 PM. Reason: added photos
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

  6. #286
    where in the manual does it say all of this???
    can you send a picture of how you routed the air.
    I was thinking of doing the studs for all the locations and holding top down that way.
    Thanks for the info about headliner before doing anything.
    I just put top on to cut away for the brake and clutch reservoir. I also see my wiper is in the way and that needs some cutting.
    thanks for the update
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  7. #287
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    Alan, I like to solve puzzles so I don't depend on the manual, hence I don't think all of this is in any manual. OTOH, the most recent update I have is "Q". Is there a more recent update, like "R"?

    I added a couple of photos to post #285 and I have added to the hard top install thread so it might be found by other hard top guys.

    I also had to cut the windshield apron to duplicate my S windshield for the brake & clutch masters, and for the wiper. Then, I found out from FFR that it's alright to trim the windshield all the way across, as long as you leave some of the horizontal surface for support. It allows more work room and, I think, looks better.
    Apron trimmed - left.jpgApron trimmed - right.jpg
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

  8. #288
    All old front end pieces were removed
    starting to mock up the new front endIMG_1108.JPGIMG_1109.JPGIMG_1110.JPG
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  9. #289
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    FYI your ZDB hood hinge arms are going to need to be replaced to match the new front end. Craig has a new design with more curve.
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  10. #290
    Quote Originally Posted by Aero STI View Post
    FYI your ZDB hood hinge arms are going to need to be replaced to match the new front end. Craig has a new design with more curve.
    You can have mine. I bought both hinge arms when I got my last load of parts from Craig... I wasn't sure which front end I was going to go with. Ended up being easier to use the original front end - no iWire changes and my build is going slow enough without swapping front ends part way through. PM me your address and I'll drop them in the mail this weekend. -Noah

  11. #291
    thank you very much
    sent you a pm
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  12. #292
    continued to set up new nose. Manual has very limited instructions with regards to actual placement. I found forum entries and with help of AZPETE set up bottom support 9/16" from front tube and top mount 6 1/2" from rear tube. The Strap that needs to be twisted had nothing other than a diagram. The pics below show how I heated it and bent it 90 degrees, it was not difficult. Now the adjusting of exactly how this is set up begins. I placed the new fenders on the support and see more issues with a post and fender. I had similar issues with original front fenders so this was no surprise. Now its just measure 7 or 8 times and trying not to cut anything. more to comeIMG_1111.JPGIMG_1112.JPGIMG_1113.JPGIMG_1114.JPGIMG_1115.JPGIMG_1116.JPGIMG_1117.JPGIMG_1118.JPGIMG_1119.JPGIMG_1120.JPG
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  13. #293
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  14. #294
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    FFR has extended the fiberglass on the A pillar to help solve the gap at the hood/fender/door junction. So far, all looks good.
    818S/C : Chassis #25 with 06 WRX 2.5 turbo, ABS, cruise, PS, A/C, Apple CarPlay, rear camera, power windows & locks, leather & other complexities.
    Mk3 Roadster #6228 4.6L, T45, IRS, PS, PB, ABS, Cruise, Koni's, 17" Halibrands, red w/ silver - 9K miles then sold @ Barrett-Jackson Jan 2011 (got back cash spent).

  15. #295
    I cannot seem to find any instructions or pictures on the Hard Top Hatch Gas Strut installation. Anyone has any pic or notes?
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

  16. #296
    after installing the new fender supports, I fit the new aluminum panels. The placement I received for the top brackets were incorrect and I adjusted them to fit the aluminum cutouts. I don't know why the manual would not provide the EXACT PLACEMENT of these?? minor issue though. Fitting the aluminum and trimming the hardtop cowl. Does anyone have any pictures or placement of the aluminum that extends 90 degrees from side? IMG_1128.JPGIMG_1129.JPGIMG_1130.JPGIMG_1131.JPGIMG_1132.JPGIMG_1133.JPGIMG_1134.JPGIMG_1135.JPGIMG_1136.JPGIMG_1137.JPG I liked Azpete's way of attaching the hardtop but did not like the small studs available so I fabricated my own using the ones I had. I like larger diameter bolts.
    818S #343 Delivered 5-20-2015
    First Start 10-17-2015
    First Drive 10-17-2017 ( 100 feet back and forth until I can get off driveway)
    First Drive with a non leaking tuned motor 11-12-2015 (wow)
    Passed NJ State constructed inspection 8/30/2016

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