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Convertible Top Lid Cover Question

I'm redoing the vinyl on my lid cover and am missing one of the round washer clip looking things. What are these things called? I'm trying to locate one and can't seem to find it.
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I'm redoing the vinyl on my lid cover and am missing one of the round washer clip looking things. What are these things called? I'm trying to locate one and can't seem to find it.
I seem to remember them called "speed nuts" from way back in my youth...

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I replaced my vinyl this past summer. I don't remember seeing those fastners there. However, they are used on my name badge -450sl. (I made a gasket out of a bicycle inner tube for the badge-water was getting in the trunk)
They were hard to get back on, to grip once again after removing. If I ever have to remove one again, I'd buy new ones. They seem like single use parts.
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"Speed nuts" got me a little closer in my search but can't find these exact ones. I'll call the dealer tomorrow and see if they have them for a reasonable price. If not, I'll make something at the hardware store work. Thanks!
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we used to call them tinnerman nuts
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I always knew them as "push nuts". Should be able to find them at a hardware store or Home Depot/Lowes. It won't match the others but would work.
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I think they also call them circlips.

These look somewhat close.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291221494142?rmvSB=true

I'm certain you can find them for less.
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Hello; I have a question about closing the soft top cover.
I have removed my hard top and the soft top is up. When I close and stow the soft top the passenger side will not stay attached, so it pops up when I drive.
When the top is not stowed and I close the cover ( the soft top is not secured and I do not drive it like this) the cover stays securely attached, I cannot pull up on the passenger side and make it pop out.
What is causing this? Is the soft top not stowed properly so it puts pressure on the cover , causing it to release?
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You have to make sure the soft top is pushed down into the well.
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How far down? The windshield twist locks are not below the compartment storage sides . I have tucked it down, but maybe it is not low enough. How far down is it supposed to sit?
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