So yesterday i spent a good 7 hours doing this. So if you're down for it I'm making this post for you. This guide is for if you have a COMPLETE replacement convertible top including frame, pumps, hoses and hydraulics. I got mine from a junkyard for $100 and removed it myself.. get small sandwich bags with labels for your bolts so you don't misplace them.
Lets get started first. Here's My car before
Start removing the back seats by pressing the bottom buttons under the bottom seat about a foot from the edge in towards the seat to unhitch it. theyre snug between the seat and carpet.
The white part is what you press
Next Just pull the bottom seat out sliding the seat belt clips through their respective holes
Now there are two 10 mm screws at the base edge of the back of the backseat.. Remove them
pull the seat upwards and it should come out of the slots the hooks on the top are in
Now where these slits are, goes some plastic pins, pop them out with a flathead or plyers or whatever works.. save them
Inside the door sill at the top should be these two snaps.. also pop them out but you can leave them connected to the sill.
And on the back of this is one snap that loosens with a screwdriver and pops out.. why cant all of these be this way.. don't unscrew it too much or it will seperate the two little pieces.
Now remove the two 10mm bolts holding the top of the seat belt bracket
on the bottom of the seat belt bracket there's one other nut. 13mm
pull up the window weatherstripping for the back window. you only need to remove the inside half.
now were going to remove the metal trim that goes around the entire edge of the convertible. there's two screws that are now accessible by removing the weatherstripping.
And one little one in the back corner
Open the trunk and there's about 8 or 10 more
Shimmy away and the trim should pop straight off
I did this for easy access to what we are about to do