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I think that is a big part of the problem on mine. I put a straight edge on the flipper and it does not even come close to touching in the middle. That's on my list for "over the winter tweaks".
 

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Not exactly sure what you mean by your post but you want the flipper to remain straight. Thus, you do not over tighten the middle screws which will make it bow.
Yeah, that's what I am finding out. The flippers have not worked right in the 20+ years that this car has been back together, and is the one thing that Dad complained about being a pain in the neck on a hardtop. I'm subscribed to HAFFROD's channel, too, and I saw him explain that they need to be flat even though the roofline is curved. He even mentioned the factory shims on a '56 that he used to own. I had the window down and door closed, and had to close the flipper by hand, as usual. I put a straight edge along the flipper and it didn't even come close to touching in the middle.
 
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