1. Begin by running the guide loops over the frame and let the top hang freely over the rear of the frame. Make sure it is straight as you’ll be laying it over your rear window several times for fitment.
2. Then, secure by stapling the entire front lip of the top to the car at the front of the frame. Attach nothing to the frame or car on the sides. Next, you will want to get your rear window.
3. Your rear window secures with staples at the top and you’ll want to start there. You will want to use the shorter staples here. The longer staples will go over this layer of staple and window fabric when installing the top later. (You will be going through less material with just the window and the longer ones will buckle and bottom out on this section) Once the window is in place (It may take a few attempts to get height correct, use seams on the top as reference points for centering) then attach the top to the frame and begin to pull top down and tight towards car body.
4. Working from one side to the other, go around the rear of the car securing and wrapping the top around all original parts watching for wrinkling as you go. You will need to work carefully and patiently, as this is an easy but time consuming step.
5. If you are having trouble getting wrinkles out of a side or below the rear window (sagging areas) you may have pulled the fabric too tight on the opposite side. Check entire area for pulls, wrinkles and/ or sagging before installing all staples and retainer clips.
6. Re-install rear panels and rear seat.
7. DO NOT OPPERATE TOP FOR AT LEAST TWO (2) WEEKS. Longer is recommended in colder temperatures. This will allow the material to stretch and conform to your car and its frame for years of proper operation and appearance.
Installation instructions provided by AmericanMuscle customer Dave K. 8.1.10