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Old 05-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Question bikini top flapping on my head

I just installed my bikini top and took it out for a spin. One problem showed up fast. I'd installed new seats which are higher than the stock ones, and so my head is close to the bikini top. At 50, it started flapping on my head, and at 65 I was taking a beating So I scrunched down as much as I could, and drove back home. I wonder if anyone here has ran across the same problem and what they did to fix it ? I'm looking at the bows they use to hold up boat covers, or something along the same line. Suggestions ?

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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I braced the top on the wife's yj to keep mud and water from sagging it... I used 2 pieces of 1.5"x I think 48" flat bar cheap from home depot... small 90 degree bend and a self tap screw in the windshield... or drill a hole and put behind the visor mount... then pushed up the tension I wanted on it and bent it around the roll bar... easily removable like it was never there if needed and they have worked great since installed... bikini tops don't like holding what 36x12.50 tsl's throw in the air haha



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Old 05-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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I braced the top on the wife's yj to keep mud and water from sagging it... I used 2 pieces of 1.5"x I think 48" flat bar cheap from home depot... small 90 degree bend and a self tap screw in the windshield... or drill a hole and put behind the visor mount... then pushed up the tension I wanted on it and bent it around the roll bar... easily removable like it was never there if needed and they have worked great since installed... bikini tops don't like holding what 36x12.50 tsl's throw in the air haha



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That looks like a good idea. I was considering a similar thing, but was thinking of going side to side instead of front to back, but I think it would work either way.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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I did something similar. I used two PVC T's and a piece of 3/4" PVC pipe. The T's were 2 1/2" with a 3/4 side fitting. not sure what they are actually called. I cut the T away so spreader bars would fit into them. I then cut the 3/4 pipe to length. It worked really well, and it was dirt cheap. Maybe 8 bucks into the whole project. When i changed to a different top setup it wasn't required anymore. But i never had an issue with it, and the best part was no water pooling up when it rained.
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I did something similar. I used two PVC T's and a piece of 3/4" PVC pipe. The T's were 2 1/2" with a 3/4 side fitting. not sure what they are actually called. I cut the T away so spreader bars would fit into them. I then cut the 3/4 pipe to length. It worked really well, and it was dirt cheap. Maybe 8 bucks into the whole project. When i changed to a different top setup it wasn't required anymore. But i never had an issue with it, and the best part was no water pooling up when it rained.
It seems to me, that I saw a post on here one time that showed a bunch of pictures and all the plastic parts to make it. That was before I installed the bikini top, and found I needed a fix Possibly you were the poster ? I tried a search for it but couldn't come up with it. Is it still on the board somewhere ?
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:10 AM   #6
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I wasn't the originator. I used that post as a model. I am not sure where I saw it.
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Looking to do the same thing as soon as the hard top comes off, but its been raining too much here in the Carolinas. Here are a few links:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/soft...on-181120.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...102868-61.html
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Looking to do the same thing as soon as the hard top comes off, but its been raining too much here in the Carolinas. Here are a few links:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/soft...on-181120.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...102868-61.html
Exactley the answer I was needing !! Thanks !

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