This would be my first post to this forum. I am a pretty new Jeep owner. I bought my Wrangler back in may. It has been fun, but I have an awful lot to learn I have a 2000 4.0 Auto. It came with the hard top. In a bag was a soft top, bikini top and assorted other things. I also have soft doors and windows. The Jeep currently has the hard top installed with the hard doors. I made a hoist to remove the top, but I would also like to install the soft top. I have learned that I was missing the frame bows for the soft top. I had been on the lookout for the bows and finally today on craigs found one for 75.00. I bought it. It had an old ragged top attached to it at the header that clamps over the windshiled. I didnt want it so we just cut it off. the top that was attached to this set up was actually screwed to the header. We loded the frame up and drove home. When I got home I got out my soft top. I noticed again that the top that was attached to the front header was screwed to the header. I have a new header piece that came with the jeep, and it works with the bikini top, and also with the full soft top...no screws, it has a plastic piece that catches in a lip on the new header. I dont know if I got the wrong frame rails or what?? Heres a few pics.
The first pic is the frame I just bought..You can see where we cut the old top from it. It screws to the header.
The next two shows the header that I have. The other concern I have is that the frame actually goes up into the header and screws into the header. My header has no provisions for that. How can I use my Best Top with the frame and header I bought ... or can I?
In the last picture??? What are these? They came with the Jeep and are labled soft top parts.......