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Hi everyone,

I've had my 2008 for a couple months and recently it's become really difficult to latch the top. Even pulling by hand to assist the motor, the locking dowels are about a 1/4 in short, and the latches wont close.
Is it just temperature due to the cooler weather and the top being stiff ?..
Is there any alignment adjustment I can do to lossen it ?
I love riding with the top down in the day, but its a pain to raise it at night.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Yuli.
 

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Good question, I‘ve never owned a Mustang Convertible so we’ll have to wait for others to reply.
 

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I too own a 2008 Mustang Convertible GT/CS. They do get stiffer as the weather gets colder. Right now, a foot of snow and 28 degrees. While I don't drive it this time of year, I do put it out in the yard as a Christmas decoration, top down between storms. So, top down and very stiff putting the top back up. Warmer weather no problems.
I don't know what part of the country or temperatures you're in. Personally, I wouldn't take it to Ford but a car upholstery shop. I took my wife's 1979 VW Convertible and was very pleased with their expertise and work.

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FYI...don't put the top down in cold weather.............................
 
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