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Baur hard top.. pin locking arm has detached!


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Hi Forum, a new one for me… putting my Baur away for the UK winter and noticed the hard top locking  arm had detached from the locking pin thingy.. it was in the footwell. The little pin has somehow works loose and the arm detached. I have all parts but I can’t for the life of me work out how to reinstall that pin and reconnect the arm. Does the whole locking assembly remove from the frame?? It can only remove from inside the car but there doesn’t seem enough opening clearance… am I missing something… it has to be able to be removed.. I’m never going to be able to juggle attaching the arm and pin with the unity still in the frame??? 
Any Baur nerd experience please 🙏 




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On 12/24/2023 at 3:46 PM, BarneyT said:

I had that same pin fail on my Baur, you need to remove the complete mechanism from the top and replace that pin with a small bolt…

Thanks for the suggestion Barney, but there’s no way I can remove the unity from the top. And looking again at the opening from inside there doesn’t seem to be enough slot to remove via that either?? But I can’t believe the locking assembly was built inside the window frame either… this is a real puzzle? 

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Barney, hello.


Are you saying that with the removal of the top plate and four screws, the latch unit can be removed through the outside opening?


One of the few elements on my Baur that I've yet needed to disassemble. Photo is of a spare latch that I bought years ago.


Thanks and HNY!


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Paul Huber

1972 2002 Baur Targa in Baikal & 1971 2002 Pickup in Silver/Surf

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Perfect timing I have my  Verona Red Baur, a part for refreshing, the latch is installed from the bottom. Here’s a picture of the hole with the vinyl trim removed.



some assembly left to be done, hope to be completed about this time next year…


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