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Old 02-25-2014, 12:59 AM   #31
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Very Cool. I'm hoping to sell my hardtop to fund some more of the build. Any idea what I need for screws? I can clean it up wish dawn and a sponge right? Would some gun oil on the stuck zippers be an issue? It's clearly been sitting in a dank basement.
You can use a plastic cleaner like Novus on the windows and a bit of Vaseline or WD40 on the zippers. Zippers don't work well when it's cold, at least mine don't.

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Old 02-25-2014, 07:26 AM   #32
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OK I'll look into that cleaner. Thanks
Warm water and dish soap hot everything off except some rail rub marks on the windows. It was absolutely filthy and had some mildew growing on it. Looks like new now. Between the gun oil and scraping off scaling around the zippers I got all of them working except the top of the back window which is missing a couple teeth. I figure that'd be the first to fail so I'm probably better off just rolling it up anyway.

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Old 02-25-2014, 08:04 AM   #33
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Parts should be here Thursday. Has Anyone tried putting on a soft top in 21° weather?
Any chance a hair drier would help?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:26 AM   #34
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I have, when I was in Alaska I had an 88 with a soft top, It warmed up one afternoon and I took the top down then I forgot to put it back up before night fall and I tore the rear corner tabs off trying to stretch them to fit (extremely cold that night), hairdryer should work fine or a heat gun if you have one they put out better heat. If you have a garage it should stay warm enough in there to keep it from getting too cold
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:10 AM   #35
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Cool.
Don't have access to a heat gun at the moment and unfortunately the garage has two motorcycles, an old step side being completely rebuilt and a Monte Carlo in it at the moment. Until the snow melts and things warm up I'm roughing it.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:21 AM   #36
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Are you in North Carolina?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:22 AM   #37
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Not yet. I have a place waiting for me in Lawndale. Just Gotta get my sh!t together and get the hell out of Massachusetts. Lol
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:25 AM   #38
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Im not too far from where you will be, I live in Charlotte NC!! When you get down to NC check out Uwharrie National Forrest. They have a great off road park, maybe ill see you there
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:28 AM   #39
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Awesome. I look forward to it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:32 PM   #40
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Just got my Parts from quadratec. Did a quick test fit and it Looks like They're gonna work. Can't wait to try.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:19 PM   #41
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:38 PM   #42
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is your rear tension bars pushed up?
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:04 PM   #43
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No not yet. It's 30° outside. I was just happy to get it on. Once it warms up I'll tighten thing up.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:15 PM   #44
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oh ok well it looks like everything went together on it
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Yeah, it was nightmare to do in the cold and obviously it's just on at the moment. I'm happy with it.
I'm not certain that it was designed for full doors. You have to close them like you mean business, but they seem to fit and seal well. If I can sell the hard top, I'll really be in business.
Couldn't have done it without the guidance I received here. Thanks all.
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my half doors are the same way they seal so tight that you gotta slam them
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My half doors w/soft skins fit so tight I have to push them so hard it's like I'm forcing them to close/shut, but what a great seal!
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OK good to hear. Once things warm up and I can tighten it up, I'll be good to go. Thanks guys.
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ive been waiting for it to warm up here for 4 months and everytime it warms up for a day it goes right back to single digits
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ive been waiting for it to warm up here for 4 months and everytime it warms up for a day it goes right back to single digits
I know the feeling. Beyond fed up with snow. Can't wait to get down south.
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I know the feeling. Beyond fed up with snow. Can't wait to get down south.
today it was 60 degrees out, in the morning 10 degrees with 6 to 10 inches of snow and 3/4 of an inch of ice, Indiana weather is bipolar
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Are you looking to sell the hard top?
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Was wondering bc I'm in Shelby nc
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Yes. But I'm still in Massachusetts.
I'm hoping to sell it to fund more work on the Jeep so I can get it on the road and get to nc.
I have it listed for $600.

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