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I've realized, as I look at more and more pictures of other guys LTs, that the lid to my stingray doesn't seem to be fitting right. Every lid I see in pictures sits flush with the bodywork in an almost seamless fit. Mine (on a 2000, no power locks) sticks up about 1/8" -1/4". Can the latch mechanism be adjusted lower to make the lid flush with the bodywork? I took the cover (described as the bottom fuel tank cover in the Clymer book) off around the mechanism but it looks like any adjustment, if it exists, is deeper down. Can anyone confirm if there is an adjustment before I go tearing off the fairing side panels and the fuel tank cover/radio assembly? I can't seem to find anything in Clymer regarding this.
 

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The only adjustment is in the lids latch pin. Loosen the screw and it will move up or down a little.
 

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What I have found on my 09 the lid sticks up and doesn't close flush with the body. My 02 LT was flush, so I did some investigating and found that the painted portion of the lid is attached to another piece with what appears to to be double sided tape. On mine what it appear has happened is that the lid portion has pulled slightly away from the piece that you're looking at when on the under side of the lid. At least thats what mine is doing so check yours and see if it has also...
I hope what I wrote makes sence to you....
 

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My lid also became unattached from the frame piece below on one side. I simply jammed some contact cement onto both sides, clamped it with a soft rubber faced clamp and left it over night. That was about a year and a half ago and it is still holding.
 

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It locks and unlocks fine, luckily. I did loosen the screw that holds the pin, but there didn't seem to be any movement left, even though it looks like there should be room for movement left. I might take the pin off and see if I can round out the hole in the plastic. But first I'll investigate and see if the top is seperating from the bottom as well.
 

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Goalie said:
My lid also became unattached from the frame piece below on one side. I simply jammed some contact cement onto both sides, clamped it with a soft rubber faced clamp and left it over night. That was about a year and a half ago and it is still holding.
That appears to be the issue with mine too. There's quite a bit of space between the upper painted piece and lower painted piece, especially at the corners. With the lid down, if I push the corners down until the upper and lower pieces meet, the lid is flush. A little glueing and clamping will probably be just the trick. :thumb:
 
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