The Jass Performance Frankenstein Bolt Replacement Latch bolts the hardtop securely to the 89-05 Mazda MX-5. Replacing the slip-on mechanism of the Frankenstein bolt, the latch prevents knocking and squeaking that can occur when a hardtop is too loose.
The Rear Latch Replacement is intended to be used in conjunction with 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 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.