Make a "reverse" of those clips- one that has the mounting holes on the opposide side of where they currently are. Or get some tabs to rivet the clips to so they sit a bit below the rail.
The reverse clips is a great idea
Currently, with all 8 of the new latches just clipped on the body tub rail, the top is holding tight, so I will probably let it ride like this for now
I installed the driver's side weather stripping last night, after four hours of scraping old glue off, so the top is really fitting well now. A quick test drive revealed that it is pretty much rattle free. The back hatch rattles, but it also currently does not have any weather stripping on it at all, it fell off
As for the top, I still need to repair the following:
install rear hatch weather stripping (will glue back on the original, it is still good)
replace the two top to windshield frame latches
reinstall hatch mounted bracket that the gas strut attaches to
install gas strut
We have a ride in two weeks, so I am going to have to prioritize a few repairs/comfort items in the next few days.
Things I need to do:
install B&M transmission fluid cooler
install center console (will repaint later)
install rear hatch weather stripping (quiet the rattles)
make some temporary boots/patches around the floor shifters
That's it for now