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Old 07-03-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Cool Zipper!!!

Just bought a jeep and the wife and I took her out fishing without a top. we brought all the pieces cause there was a 60% chance of rain. after bout an hour and a half the black clouds started rolling over and the temp. drop really quick. so we started to put the pieces back on her the two sides went up good but when it came to the back. it would run up and then split in the middle and then connect back up and split again. just wondering if anything happened like this to anybody and what can i do to make it stop without having to replace the top. thanks for any advice Matthew i can get pics tonite if it would help thanks again

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Old 07-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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Over time the little metal part that pulls the two half together spreads out. Take a pair of needle nose pliers and carefully squeeze each side a bit. Test it out and continue until the zipper closes for you. That should do the trick. Try this link and scroll down to page 11 http://www.bestop.com/installation_guides/79128.pdf

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:33 AM   #3
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Over time the little metal part that pulls the two half together spreads out. Take a pair of needle nose pliers and carefully squeeze each side a bit. Test it out and continue until the zipper closes for you. That should do the trick. Try this link and scroll down to page 11 http://www.bestop.com/installation_guides/79128.pdf
This has to be the best answer to the old zipper problem,Thankxz
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Great info...I have that problem with my top...so now just wondering one thing...I can't get the zipper to go back up due to the split apart zipper (it was like that before I bought it). We've tried to tug it back through as hard as we could without breaking/ripping anything with no luck...any tricks to getting it straightened up enough to use this fix to get it functional again or am I SOL?
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:59 AM   #5
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Great info...I have that problem with my top...so now just wondering one thing...I can't get the zipper to go back up due to the split apart zipper (it was like that before I bought it). We've tried to tug it back through as hard as we could without breaking/ripping anything with no luck...any tricks to getting it straightened up enough to use this fix to get it functional again or am I SOL?
I once used needle nose pliers to put the damaged teeth back together and slowly and carefully with a small screwdriver pushed the damaged tooth back into the zipper,pull the zipper back,use PB Blaster to help lube it thru

Just last month i sewed velcro......and now I found the Zipper thread
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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Put soap or oil or something on the zipper and you'll be able to slide it back to where it belongs.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:05 PM   #7
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my front driver window just started this a week ago...i'll have to try this tomorrow...thanks fellas

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