Can anyone identify this mystery washer

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christopher707
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Can anyone identify this mystery washer

Postby christopher707 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:58 pm

Hello:

I am on the last item of a 5 year restoration of a 74 spider, Gelsomina. I am reattaching my convertible top frame and have two
thick washers that I can not find where they go. I have them in the same bag with my top mounting hardware. Actually I have two bags because I bought two spiders and made one. Here is an image:
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Any info would be appreciated. Just wanna put them where they belong.

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Re: Can anyone identify this mystery washer

Postby DRUMMOND » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:40 pm

Hi Christopher 707

I am not sure if I remember correctly but I think they are spacers for the main hood spar behind the door pillar. I have the same two washers in my top frame parts but I have not installed my roof for a few years. so memory may not be correct
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Re: Can anyone identify this mystery washer

Postby christopher707 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:49 am

Thank you for responding. Thats what I am thinking also, but there are only 2 countersunk allen screws on each side and the metal frame holes are countersunk tappered so i am thinking spacer as well. Problem is that frame fits in there pretty tight already, and there were only 2 spacers, would think two on each side to keep it even. Ive looked thru my three manuals and online for an exploded view but have not found one as of yet.

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Re: Can anyone identify this mystery washer

Postby spider2081 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:21 pm

I think the washer fits between the lower mounting hole and the threaded floating piece. If you put the counter sunk screws in I think the top one has the floating thread close to the opening and the lower one has a space for the washer.

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Re: Can anyone identify this mystery washer

Postby christopher707 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:14 pm

Hmmm..that sounds right. I'll give it a try. Thanks

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Re: Can anyone identify this mystery washer

Postby cos » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:01 pm

christopher707 wrote:Thank you for responding. Thats what I am thinking also, but there are only 2 countersunk allen screws on each side and the metal frame holes are countersunk tappered so i am thinking spacer as well. Problem is that frame fits in there pretty tight already, and there were only 2 spacers, would think two on each side to keep it even. Ive looked thru my three manuals and online for an exploded view but have not found one as of yet.

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Keep us posted with this as i have 2 spare washers as in your photo from the frame, and was wondering where these go!

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Re: Can anyone identify this mystery washer

Postby DRUMMOND » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:57 pm

Excerpt from Workshop manual for hood frame

Lift flap (3) out of way.
Mark position of frame mount bracket (1) for reinstallation.
Remove two allen head bolts (2) on each frame mount.
Remove entire top assembly by lifting up at rear bars Note
location and number of spacers behind frame mounts.
[/color][/color][/color]l 1. Frame mount bracket 2. Allen head bolt 3. Protective flap


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