The Rear Latch Replacement is intended to be used the fixed hardtop brackets we offer.
They have the following advantages vs. the OEM rear latch:
- allow much easier positioning of the hardtop closer to the front windshield frame (as the frankenstein (or mushroom) bolt prevents this in the OEM configuration)
- provide additional fixing now in both horizontal and vertical directions
- provide vertical fix and by pushing the hardtop slightly down minimises the potential squeaks caused by the lower hardtop seal
The set consists of everything needed to replace the OEM plates.
There is a handy video on removing the Frankenstein bolt from our friends at mazdamenders.net. The later Frankenstein bolts are one piece and their removal procedure is reduced to unscrewing the bolt only.