It will be tight, mine was. I used a stubby screwdriver, slit it through the end of the zipper and pulled it down that way, I couldn't do it trying to grip it with my fingers. Also, over time I have learned something. I only did this once but I put some silocone spray inside the plastic strip connected to the top that you slide the top of the rear window into. I made it much easier to slide it and...I found that I slide it in from right to left and I dont slide it all the way over, I leave it so it is easier tostart the zipper on the R side and I start it, then I pull that bitch as hard as I can to the left side and start that zipper. You will need the scewdriver or something to hook in there at first and then it will get easier over time. Let me know how it goes because getting the bottom of the window clipped in is a whole different story, it took me a while to learn the trick for that. Don't fret though, that top is AWESOME!!!!!