Maybe in a few years I'll look back at this and reflect.
Time to start looking into the top and see if I can sort out the problem. First the seat bottom was pulled, no real surprises, floor was a little weathered, not more than expected.
I could see that the cylinders were leaking and would need to be replaced, I chose to top it off and see if the pump worked and if there were any other problems in the system. Once it got under load it started leaking pretty bad so I aborted the attempt.
The rear arm rest are part of the panel and are in sad shape.