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Old 10-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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New Jeep owner trouble with new soft windows

I just bought some replacement windows for my 92 wrangler. The vendor said they would fit a factory frame which I have. They do fit but are extremely tight, I am having trouble attaching the windows to the actual door frame. Im not sure what it is called but the black strap that fits under the little ledge on the door is extremely stiff and i can't get it to fit. Does anyone have any sugguestions of how to get it to fit or who I could take it to that might be able to help me? Thanks!

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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I put mine in the sun before attaching them to the doors, the sun makes the fabric a little more pliable. then I usually start at the front of the door and slowly "walk" the stiff plastic lip into the rail.

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Old 10-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yeah like Western said put them in the sun, or in front of a heater for a bit. Warm them up and work them on, it can be a pain and it will almost seem like they might rip just be careful and you should get them on.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:52 AM   #4
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like everyone said, leave it in the sun, i would leave it there for a couple hours honestly
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Agreed ^^ makes life much easier
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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I'm having a slightly different issue with my soft top. My right rear zip in window won't stay seated in the lower channel. It comes loos and starts flapping when driving. The frame and door pillar channel are in good shape. I've tightened what I could and stil have the issue, only on the passenger side. Is the window panel just stretched, or is there something else in do to fix it?
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I'm having a slightly different issue with my soft top. My right rear zip in window won't stay seated in the lower channel. It comes loos and starts flapping when driving. The frame and door pillar channel are in good shape. I've tightened what I could and stil have the issue, only on the passenger side. Is the window panel just stretched, or is there something else in do to fix it?
you might have to go with that adjustable bow thingy. Sorry, I'm not sure what it's called. Occasionally I have to stop and push the locking bar back up to tighten my side up. It seems like if I drive when its really windy it sometimes falls down. I'm thinking about cutting it and modifying some type of turn buckle in it so I can lengthen it and it would make the sides tighter. I know you can buy them but I believe you have to buy everything.
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Thank you for all the suggestions, since I live in WA and there is no more sun, I used a heat gun to get the same effect. It worked great.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #9
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Great news!!
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you might have to go with that adjustable bow thingy. Sorry, I'm not sure what it's called.
It's called an adjustable spreader bar and is available from quadratec. You can buy them without having to buy all the other hardware.

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