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Guys,

i'm a tad annoyed at the moment..... I just bought from Dallas Mustang a new convertible top pump for $265 tax included. I specified 72 and I got a matching pump but contrary to the idea of giving them the year and model, the brackets do not line up with the original holes and are not the same type of rubber inserts.

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The original has screws that go through a rubber grommet and into a body clip in the rear wall.
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Sorry for the angle...the upload keeps turning the pics on their side.

I'm probably not the only one that has encountered this. Any suggestions on how to move forward??

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All you need is the correct grommets and metal spacer sleeves (that they should have provided) to put in place of two of the bumpers. I would call them back and ask for them. A pump rebuild kit comes with them and they are available alone as well.

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Except the bracket holes do not line up with the holes on the original pump or the back wall.
 

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Really? The spacing between the brackets looks the same in the pictures, but if you say so. Regardless I would call the vendor and tell them their part does not fit and you need a correct one or a refund. If you go the refund route, check out convertible specialists in Florida, their pumps are $229. I got my rebuild kit from them.

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I took a nap and then tackled the problem! :) At $4.00 a gallon it wasn't practical to go back to Dallas Mustang for the applicable parts free or not. It's not intended to be a show car, just fully functional. Still even though it's hidden behind the seat, I didn't want it to look like some cheesy hack job so I tripped up to the local hardware store and replicated the setup with two pass through rubber grommets and two beefy self tapping screws. It's installed and working....though what a mess filling the reservoir. Jeesh!! Glad I had someone to help and glad it's done and working as it should now!!

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I discovered that the best way to fill the convertible pump reservoir is to use a plastic 'turkey baster'. It saves making a mess with a funnel and you can control how much fluid goes in. After my wife helped me troubleshoot/fill the convertible pump, she suddenly demanded (and got) a new baster....
 
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