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Old 02-23-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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soft top

Does this look like everything? Does it look like the right setup? (1990 full doors)
Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
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From what I see that seems to be everything, its a different set up cause I run half doors but from what I can tell it is all there

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Old 02-23-2014, 12:12 PM   #3
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That is fantastic news. It was given to me. No directions or anything. I just started working on unfolding the top itself. It's a bestop. So far everything Looks good.
Very excited.
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That is fantastic news. It was given to me. No directions or anything. I just started working on unfolding the top itself. It's a bestop. So far everything Looks good.
Very excited.
yeah that's what brand mine is I'm very pleased with it, I also ordered a rampage half cab top it uses the hardware already on it but I plan on switching back and forth I like having a selection haha
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:20 PM   #5
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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.
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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.
dawn dish soap will work but they also make top conditioner might want to look into that since its been sitting around, gun oil should be ok bit don't use alot and as far as screws go I used self tapping screws, I am replacing my windshield channel I noticed it just has some regular screws but I'm also going to put self tapping on that and so far they have held with no issues at all just make sure they hold real good
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:29 PM   #7
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Sweet. Thanks again.
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I did just go out and look with how those rails are on mine you can probably bolt them on which might be a better longer lasting choice I might end up doing that later on, but anyways no problem anything to help a fellow jeeper
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I got rid of my channel self tappers. After running a soft top for so many years they started ripping through the sheet metal. I replaced them with threaded rivets from harbor freight. $16 and I can remove them without fear of damaging the metal.

If you plan on having a soft top for the next decade, I'd consider it. Best $16 investment I've made.
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I got rid of my channel self tappers. After running a soft top for so many years they started ripping through the sheet metal. I replaced them with threaded rivets from harbor freight. $16 and I can remove them without fear of damaging the metal.

If you plan on having a soft top for the next decade, I'd consider it. Best $16 investment I've made.
I never thought about doing that might have to look into that
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:46 PM   #11
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Don't think I have them. I have standard pop rivets. I'll see about getting those though. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:50 PM   #12
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Well I got the side windows off and cleaned them up. The top zipper for the back window seems to be stuck good (can't complain). Other than that it's dirty and musty but in great shape. Just Gotta clean and repaint a couple of the plates.
Very excited.
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Well I got the side windows off and cleaned them up. The top zipper for the back window seems to be stuck good (can't complain). Other than that it's dirty and musty but in great shape. Just Gotta clean and repaint a couple of the plates.
Very excited.
I never mess with the top zipper on my back window just the two side zippers so I can open it
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Mine isn't the same, but in your pics, I don't see any door surrounds for the top? The pieces that go from the windshield frame across the door opening to the main hoop for the top? And the pieces that get mounted to the windshield frame where the side bars of the roll bar hook to it?
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:15 PM   #15
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Now that you mention it and I look at the frame diagram that someone here sent me, it does look like I'm missing those. Not sure exactly what they look like or Where I'd get them.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:22 PM   #16
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www.bestop.com. They have parts. If you don't see what you need, give them a call. They can hook you up with each and every part for the top frame as well as a diagram or instruction list of how it all goes together.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #17
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Here's some (slightly) better pics of what I have. The last part is covered in weather stripping.
The other Parts are the two that go together and make up the main part of the frame. (Not pictured)
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:07 PM   #18
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Here's a couple pics of Where I assume sits over the door on the top. If it helps any. Lol
I did contact bestops, I believe they said it will take about 2 days for a response.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:11 PM   #19
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Here's some (slightly) better pics of what I have. The last part is covered in weather stripping.
The other Parts are the two that go together and make up the main part of the frame. (Not pictured)
The last piece is called a spreader bar. it goes in the bottom of the rear window and clips into the 2 corner brackets with the channel tabs sticking out of them.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:20 PM   #20
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Ah OK got ya. The rubber bead on the bottom of the window slips into it. Cool
So I'm assuming (Yeah I know, bad idea) that the two longer aluminum pieces go on the body behind the doors. I'm guessing the two shorter ones with the rounded ends go over the windshield. So I would guess I'm missing some type of reinforcing piece for over the doors.
Great input everyone Thanks again.
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In your first pics it shows that you have the bars that go forward from the main hoop of the top to the windshield frame. They are the thin 1/4" or 5/16" round rods that are mounted on the main hoop of the top frame. (sticking straight up in the air in the pic)

These rods need a bracket to mount into on the windshield frame.

I don't have my soft top on it or even here to get you a pic of it, but mine has a plastic part that runs outside of that bar to give the full door something to seal against.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:35 PM   #22
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Oh OK. I was looking at one of the Jeep sites and it Looks like they sell a small clip which I assume receives this pin that I think you're describing.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:11 PM   #23
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I spike with my buddy that gave me the top. He doesn't remember exactly how it went together but he doesn't remember any other part that went over the door so I'm guessing I'm missing these...
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/door-se...-55013673.html
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:54 AM   #24
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Bumping in case someone can verify.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:26 AM   #25
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I would say no to that part, it looks to be OEM.
That is for square soft door uppers.

Is there any label on your top?
An aftermarket top an an OEM top are pretty much the same until you get to the doors.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:07 AM   #26
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Aside from the bestop tag there is No label. I just attached it to the frame so I could get a better look. It Looks like I need a couple of tub mounted receiver for the small uprights behind the doors and some kind of clip that goes on the side of the windshield and accepts the pin on the small tube that goes over the door.
Sorry about the toilet shots. Only room Where I have room to move right now due to packing to move. Lol
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Look like supertop hardware ( I installed mine yesterday)
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:17 AM   #28
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Yeah. Thanks.
I just finally found a diagram for the Parts. Now I know what I need to order.
Thanks everyone.
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Not sure if this will help you with full doors, but I used it to install a used frame & channel kit to mine.
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Yeah it's probably good for Where to use what screws. After 4 hours of searching I finally found a diagram that matched my frame with a list of Parts. Using it I was able to identify the windshield brackets I needed and the proper upright retainer brackets. Once I get the screws etc. I'll be into for about $100. Can't beat that.
If all goes well I'll sell the hard top for $600 and fund the next step.

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