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Old 03-31-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Does this look right? (soft top)

I put the top back up this morning and I'm not sure if this is supposed to look like this or not.









I can get it closed OK but the middle bow just looks like it's in the wrong spot.

There is some stitching that's come undone and I'm not sure if it looks this way because it's un-stitched or if something is bent and causing the stitches to break.


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Old 03-31-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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I'd relax the top and let it settle, check the cross pieces and make sure none are stuck. I just looked a mine and it looks about the same profile on both TJ's.
I have seen quite a few people who don't put those side clips in over the doors, those two long ones that snap under the surrounds and the top kind of bulges up on the hiway at speed.
I always get nervous around air stations, seen too many leaky planes dumping JP on the parked cars...
That daylight in the stitching does not look good either...

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:14 PM   #3
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on my yj i have to wait for warm weather to adjust the middle tension bar i dont know if tjs are the same?
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looks normal to me
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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I'd relax the top and let it settle
Do what now?




I think it may have something to do w/ me putting it back up this morning @ 6am.

It looks a little better now that it's had a chance to warm up.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:13 PM   #6
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Do what now?




I think it may have something to do w/ me putting it back up this morning @ 6am.

It looks a little better now that it's had a chance to warm up.
Release the front clips on the windshield and let it relax. I never put the top up once it gets below about 50F out. I'll throw a tarp over it to keep the seats dry from overnite dew but thats about it. Once the sun drops it gets chilly up here pretty quick in the spring and fall and even the summer can get a bit nippley once the suns gone.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:03 PM   #7
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I'll throw a tarp over it to keep the seats dry from overnite dew but thats about it.

Would I still need to use the tarp in a garage?













j/k Thanks for the replies.




I'm still trying to figure out what is and isn't "right" w/ regards to putting the top up/down.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:16 PM   #8
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I generally unzip the rear window and roll it up, snap the two straps on. Then remove side windows and put them away, unhook the two each side plastic thinkgys that go into the surround, release the front clips and tilt it back then make it neat, then I remove the corner thingys and roll them up under the corners.
When I put it back on I raise the top and catch the front clips but don't lock them. Insert the rear side windows then to the corners, I put my elbow on the back corner of the roof and do the first corner then repeat on the other side. Lock the two thingys in the door surround, last step is lock the windshield clips and zip up the back window.
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I generally unzip the rear window and roll it up, snap the two straps on. Then remove side windows and put them away, unhook the two each side plastic thinkgys that go into the surround, release the front clips and tilt it back then make it neat, then I remove the corner thingys and roll them up under the corners.
When I put it back on I raise the top and catch the front clips but don't lock them. Insert the rear side windows then to the corners, I put my elbow on the back corner of the roof and do the first corner then repeat on the other side. Lock the two thingys in the door surround, last step is lock the windshield clips and zip up the back window.

You flip back the top before you un-tuck the back sail panels, and you roll them up? So are they on the inside or outside of the top?

The few times I've had the top down I've un-tucked the sails, flipped them atop the top, unlatched the front clips, and then while standing on the back bumper I try and stuff and fold the top into itself.

And I've never even tried leaving the back window attached.
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I always leave the back window rolled up and snapped in with the bar. Once the top is back and almost down I take the two corners out and stuff them under the top then put the top down all the way. The rear side windows stay home as well as the upper door half's.

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