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Old 09-06-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Replacing a door clip/fastner on your top?

Hey guys,

New but proud owner of a 2001 Sahara here. I have a quick question as I'm still new to the Jeep world. I was driving down the interstate yesterday, when one of the clips from my top that locks in directly above my passenger door came out of it's stitching and flew off at some point. The other one is still on, although the stitching has begun to come out on that as well. Has anybody had this happen to them, and if so, what did you do?

I have looked to see if I can find the piece without having to get a whole new top, but I haven't had any luck so far, I'm not even sure what the proper name for the clip is. I would think if I got a replacemnt clip/part that an upholstery shop could just sow it back on? Any tips, thoughts, or experience on this matter would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Pics? More info needed-too vague.. Soft top? a zipper?

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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Sorry, I definitely should have been more specific. It is a soft top, it has zippers for the back windows but the front windows are built into the door frame. Here is a picture of the piece that is missing (a second one came off), it tucks underneath the top of the door frame on the passenger side.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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Ah, the drip edge. Two on each side directly above the doors as you've indicated.

Its just a piece of plastic, I'm sure you could cut another to size and stitch it in.

However buying one, I don't believe you'll have luck with that as they are "built into" the soft top itself.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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I've seen it referred to as a 'drip rail retainer' and I've never seen them available seperately
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top , top clip , top fastner

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