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Old 04-11-2011, 12:59 PM
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Soft top question?

This 1990 is the first jeep wrangler i ever had.i dont mean to sound stupid,but whats the procedure to bring the top down.?is it fast and easy or a pain. Thanks
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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Allow yourself 10 to 15 minutes to take up and down. Down is shorter. How to bring it down depends on whether it is factory or after market.

With almost all of them, the first thing you do is remove the side windows and roll up the rear window.

from Bestop's installation guide for the Super top (aftermarket version):
Open the zippers at the rear of the Quarter Windows. Pull the plastic strip on
the bottom of the Quarter Windows out of the Belt Rails. Leave the rear corners
of the top attached to the Belt Rails. Unfasten the hook and loop strips at the
front of the Quarter Windows, releasing them from the Vertical Retainer. Fold the
Quarter Windows up onto the top and release the hook and loop fasteners on
the fl aps, above the doors. Unsnap the top from the rear bow.
Release the locking pins on the Bow Slides from the holes in the bow and slide
the rear bow down to the Bow Mounts. Release the Horizontal Rod from the
A-Pillar. Remove the Vertical Rod from the Vertical Retainer Mount and lay the
bow assembly down on the rear of the vehicle.
Pull the plastic strip along the front of the top out of the Windshield Retainer and
lay it down on the body. Make sure that the rear corners of the top are tucked
under the rear bow. Fold the top in half from front to back and continue folding
until the top is about 1 foot wide at the rear of the vehicle. Secure the top by clipping
the Bow Tie Downs into the Side Belt Rails.

This is the PDF for their Replace-A-Top, which would be the factory equivalent:

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Old 04-12-2011, 02:32 AM   #3
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Oh BTW is was just checking out the site and in their owner's section they have a video on how to operate your soft top. If you have a factory soft top this would be helpful.
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I have the same year. First time we did it, took about half hour. Once you do it once, tho, it gets easier after that.just make sure you don't lose or bust the little plastic push-clips that keep the removable frame from sliding in the grooves behind the front seats.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
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this video is slightly different cause its a newer jeep but, I found it helpful when I first got my softtop. Yeah, we have snaps instead of latches and such but its pretty similar as far as the process.

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