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#1 platzi

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:01 PM

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i have a problem with my 2007 hawk model. the roof won't line up after i opened it the other day. I am not sure what happened, other that i may have popped open the front end first and then the back. Now when i try to close it, the roof won't line up, it is offset. As you can see in the photos, the rear left side a big gap and the rear right side is the opposite. It also has a lot of tension on it. I did not forget to unhook one of the 6 latches and the there is nothing trapped under the roof. Any pointers in how to deal with this?

 

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#2 Bombsight

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:00 PM

Has to be the front or rear panels. Check to see if they are bent. Cant imagine how that happened.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:14 PM

I noticed that the rear end deadbolt to secure the rear back panel is out of alignment. I can't get my head around on what has happened...


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#4 longhorn1

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

Raise it back up and when you lower it, lift each corner and make sure the soft side corners are properly creased and tucked in. It looks like the soft side didn't tuck in properly. Make sure the door is open.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 04:42 PM

Raise it up again, check for obstructions. The canvas may have gotten folded into the lift panel's hinge point in a strange way. Lower it slowly and report back what you found.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 04:48 PM

Could we get a picture of a side view?


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#7 Squatch

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:21 PM

I'm with Bombsight on this one. Raise it back up and go over the end panel hinges with a fine tooth comb. You may have sprung (bent out of alignment) one or more of the hinges. Also look for missing screws and rivets. Even if it is bent you may be able to tweak it back into place.


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#8 platzi

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

ok, i will try those things this evening and report back. Thanks for the feed back so far.


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#9 Wallowa

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

ok, i will try those things this evening and report back. Thanks for the feed back so far.

 

 

Question:  I see the tubing on your roof.  How much weight do/did you carry on it and was the top lifted/lowered with cargo weight in place?

 

Thanks...Phil


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#10 PaulT

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:08 PM

Question: I see the tubing on your roof. How much weight do/did you carry on it and was the top lifted/lowered with cargo weight in place?

Thanks...Phil

That tubing looks like the factory roof rack. Capacity is 300 lbs. Got one on my Hawk.

Paul

ps. IIRC, the rack weighs 4 lb.

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