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Old 01-24-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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Bestop upper 1/2 door adjustment - forward & back

I have a set of Bestop slider uppers on my TJ...

There is a space (visible light) at the rear of upper..
is there a way to adjust the upper so the weather strip touches the door surround?

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:09 PM   #2
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I have the same problem..so I am no help, but I am curious for an answer

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us...

It being this way, makes winter driving a little drafty.
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Put your knee to the inside of the half door when it is open and pull the upper corner toward you and the jeep. Bend the frame of the whole upper window towards the jeep so it seals up in the corner. This is what I did with the upper sliders on my YJ, and it is what is suggested by Bestop in the paperwork that comes with the doors new.
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I am going to try this but I can just see me breaking my sliders frame pegs off in the door
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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I know it is an old post, but...

I have the same problem. I have some kind of mix of aftermarket soft top and upper doors...
What about lengthening the rear post? so it will rise a bit to be closer to the top's frame elements.

I have not done it yet, but I was thinking to use a spent revolver cartridge casing with cut off rim (or filed off). It has perfect inside diameter to go on the post, and outside diameter to go into the door inserts. Just measure how much extra length you want, and solder the casing to the post. It is reversible in case it does not work.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #7
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what i did was adjust the bottom 1/2 to perfection. then throw the upper on. while the door is closed i adjusted it and locked it. then opened it up and knee bent it. now i really have to slam the door, but NO LEAKS when it rains!!! yay

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