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Old 02-14-2019, 12:26 AM
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Or whatever their name is.Anyway, mine were binding some/elongating the hole a tiny bit & one was repaired/welded prior.So anyway, i modified another damaged pair i had.i swear it feels smoother with them little heim joints.One welded, one threaded for adjustment to fit.Easy mod btw.


Tried taking a pic with it in top down mode.No interference issues.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:40 AM
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Man, that looks good. When I bought my car something like 15 years ago I replaced the broken flips rods with ones from TDS and I think they broke again in 6 months. I decided it was easy just changing how I dropped the top and lifting from the second bow I've never had an issue. That and I stopped putting my top up more than like three times a year. Haha.

Nice job!
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:23 PM
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Good idea. Bearings are always better for rotational things like this. Sorry GM could not afford them on all the tops.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:28 PM
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Thanks guys. I saw TDSs & was gonna buy them, but then i got cheap and decided to mod what i had.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:08 PM
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Re: Fliprods

Lon at TDS redesigned them a couple years ago. The ones he sells now are pretty legit. He even heat treats them so that the rods are stiffer and less prone to bending.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:14 AM
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That's pretty slick, nice work!
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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I'll keep that in mind as I replace the top in a few months. Its good to know something better is available.
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