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.
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.
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
1995 YJ 2.5L 4cyl, 2.5 in. Rugged Ridge Lift, 1 in. Lift Boomerang Shackles, 32 in. Kenda Klever MT Tires, G.E.A.R Seat covers, Rear mounted Jerry Can, Smittybilt SRC Sliders, Rear Bumper, and Rear Corner Guards with Flat flares, EAUTOGRILLES Front Flat Fender Flares, EAUTOGRILLES Stinger Bumper, Quadratec 9000 lbs. Winch. Still more to come eventually!!!
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.
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.