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    Hi ,
    My name is Rob Dean from Melbourne Australia. In 2009 I bought a 1967 Buick Skylark Convertible with a 300 cu in engine from the USA. It has been a fantastic vehicle, recently I purchased a new Robbins soft top with a glass window from CA & have had it fitted here in Melbourne.
    It looks magnificent, the issue I have is that I was under the impression that I could put the top down without using the zip to lower the glass window first. The installer has advised me to lower the window first.
    The question is can I put the top down without doing that or do I have use the zipper to lower the rear window first. Interested in any views on this.
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    no idea.

    but we DO have the 1967 Chassis manual, that might have some useful comment:

    https://www.teambuick.com/reference/...ssis/index.php
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    1967 Buick Skylark convertible (soft top)

    Bob thank you for your reply I believe that originally the 67 did not come with a glass window so they are an after market option.
    The previous soft top I had on the car as it turns out was an "Ez On" which I could put down without unzipping. I went for the more expensive option as I was told it was able to be lowered without unzipping & the Ez On could not be lowered without unzipping. It's a real pain, you know where, to unzip anyhow if I have to so be it.
    Thanks once again for your reply.
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    I think the recommended procedure in '67 was to unzip the window to reduce wrinkling of the plastic window. I am sure it was rarely done. The glass window may be zipped in for a similar reason, to reduce stresses on the top material and seams. You could carefully put the top down and see how it behaves.
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    Bob thank you for your rely I will give it a go thanks again
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    Many have a problem with unzipping or re-zipping the zipper with the top fully up. Just raise the top a little to remove the stress/stretch & it will zip & unzip easily. MUCH BETTER than taking a chance & breaking the rear glass. NOW you have a real PIA to get it replaced if something unfortunate happens. I myself wouldn't take the chance.


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    Thanks Tom for your advice I have tried your process & it certainly is a lot easier than trying to unzip & rezip with hood shut.
    Tanks again
    Rob D

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