So when I bought my Wrangler it was missing the sholder bolts for the bows to attach to the rollbar. I bought those and installed it in the spring. Now I have (finally) ordered a hard top hoist so I can get my hard top off of the shop floor and I'm going to put the it back on the Jeep today, while I have help, so that when the hoist gets here I will be able to set it up. I found that when I tried to remove the sholder bolts from the sport bar bracket recently that two of the nuts inside there were turning and the bolt(s) wouldn't break loose. (one on each bow)
At that time I went to the dealership and tried to order just the end piece. Apparently I have to order the entire bow to get what I need. This is how I took it off today so I can put the hard top on:
This is a bad solution for a few reasons. One is that the plastic will wallow out eventually and the screw that goes through the bow into the end won't stay in there. Secondly, if the hoist works out like I want it to I will probably try to sell the soft top. Obviously the new owner will likely need the sport bar brackets and end pieces but I can't take them off of the Jeep as it sits now.
I guess I could remove the two that will come off and cut the other two off. Then I could put the two good ones on one bow and order the other bow new. That's the only idea I've had and it sucks.
Anyone else have a better one?