Author: Joseph Pavich
With so many 360's and F430's coming of age and showing signs of wear due to time, we're all likely noticing some effects of a fading or failing convertible top. The cost of a replacement with OEM parts can be incredibly high considering the tops are only provided with some expensive frame components included and partially installed.
However, for the careful and meticulous DIY'ers among us, replacing the convertible top along with headliner can be done using an aftermarket top of equal or sometimes better quality.
This write up will hopefully help those that are attempting to install a new convertible top on a 360 or F430 for the first time. While I have installed various convertible tops before, this was my first F430. As such, the writeup represents what I've managed to learn during the procedure from a single attempt while having some background knowledge of the process in general.
I hope it proves itself as a useful tool to others attempting this for the first time.
Please follow this link to my PDF.
Ferrari 360/F430 Aftermarket Convertible Top Installation
Link to the original thread on Ferrari Chat.