On the morning of the top install, Florida weather was true to form; the ride in the rain to Emo's Upholstery in Lakeland, Florida, confirmed our suspicions-man, did the roof leak. Even though it took Emo only the better part of a half day, he's been doing the job for quite some time. Plan on it taking a little more time if you do it yourself.

We asked Emo what he thought it would take to give our top the longest life possible in the Florida sun. His personal favorite is Formula 2001, by Turtle Wax. He has used it as a cleaner and protectant for quite some time. When your new top is finished, it's a good idea to leave it up for a week or so, and if it has small wrinkles, parking it in the sun can help remove them.