convertible top lock

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by RI-Viper, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. RI-Viper

    RI-Viper Enthusiast

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    on my 2005 viper i was doing some research on the convertible boot (cover that goes on after the tops down) then i notice that the top has a latch to secure it when its down. it wasn't latching so i try to adjust it by pushing the latch towards the rear of the car and boom :(

    how do i fix this and access the under side

    also im looking for a convertible boot also

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  2. GRANGER73

    GRANGER73 Viper Owner

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    I have a boot $350.00.
     
  3. MoparMap

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    I think that whole rear tub that the top sits in is basically plastic. I know I adjusted mind recently, but can't remember how I got to the bottom side. It wasn't that hard, but I don't remember if I had to remove anything as I think I was already working around there for something else. I'm guessing the easiest way would be to remove the rear waterfall panel behind the seats. You might be able to fiberglass over where the latch used to be and drill some new holes for it. The trunk lid is what really holds the top down, so ultimately the latch is just a backup and not really necessary, so worst case if you can't fix it easy you could live without it.
     
  4. RI-Viper

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    i fixed it. move drive seat forward and remove the viper logo cap on the rear upper seat (body side) and access to the 2 10mm screws. i just added a piece of metal (underside) drilled 2 holes and used the metal as a bracket/washer and is stronger then factory now lol
     
  5. RI-Viper

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    whats it cost new? anyone know a part number
     
  6. GRANGER73

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    No longer available. Not sure what the new cost would be. This is in as new condition. Last one I have left.
     

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