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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Lesbian Goat View Post
    Try wrapping some teflon tape around your dustcap.
    Ahhh.....maybe the entire dustcap (not the square hole) is slipping at times?

    I'll try it....thanks!

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    I have a week off this month, and hope to be far enough ahead on my home renovation to actually have time for my car.

    I have a new exhaust waiting to be installed, and would really like to secure the roofbox.

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    The roofbox isn't so bad to do, I find detorqueing the torsion bars to be the hardest part. Or maybe putting the T-panel back on without slicing a finger or two. Always willing to come and help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustneverEnds View Post
    The roofbox isn't so bad to do, I find detorqueing the torsion bars to be the hardest part. Or maybe putting the T-panel back on without slicing a finger or two. Always willing to come and help!
    Thanks man...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustneverEnds View Post
    The roofbox isn't so bad to do, I find detorqueing the torsion bars to be the hardest part. Or maybe putting the T-panel back on without slicing a finger or two. Always willing to come and help!
    I've learned that torsion bars are super easy. Take the T pannel off, disconnect the door struts, and hold the door all the way up with something like a ladder or 2x4. This releases all of the tension from the torsion bar, and suddenly removing/replacing it becomes an easy one man job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    I've learned that torsion bars are super easy. Take the T pannel off, disconnect the door struts, and hold the door all the way up with something like a ladder or 2x4. This releases all of the tension from the torsion bar, and suddenly removing/replacing it becomes an easy one man job.
    I know, I did my mine solo thanks to this forum: http://dmctoday.com/showthread.php?2...ce-adjust-Solo

    The one part I would have loved to have had a partner for was tightening the bolts for the bracket. It took me a few attempts to be confident enough to keep steady even torque on the bar and get the bolts threaded in straight and true.

    Was your T-panel a PITA to reinstall? I did that alone too and it was difficult for me to keep the panel's tabs sitting on the lip of the plastic finisher. I think I cut my hands in four or five different places
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    Still looking good for getting my car out next week; I expect to have my kitchen ceiling complete this week, then waiting on cabinets.

    I just got a Volvo gasket on ebay for $14, now I have a total of two....I think it's a good sign of things to come.

    ...just need to remember to order Arran's roofbox kit and I'll be ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    ...just need to remember to order Arran's roofbox kit and I'll be ready!
    Arran is the man. I just wish all my roof box needed was a couple of bolts.
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    I ordered stainless exhaust manifold studs and a roofbox repair kit today.

    I'm off next week and caught up on my renovation enough to work on my car....I haven't seen it in a year.

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    Looking good for having time this week to install my new exhaust and secure the roofbox. If I know ahead of time what day it'll be, I might accept Nick's offer to help. Most likely I'll get into things after a day of painting my kitchen, so it'll probably be a few late nights.

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