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Old 08-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Door Frame Knobs

What exactly do the knobs above the door frame do? I thought it was something to do with a hardtop, but last night i turned one of mine and noticed the black part where my door goes (doors are off) seemed to move a bit. What's the purpose of these things/why would anyone remove their door frames?

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Secure the door surrounds for the soft top.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:46 AM   #3
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Right. The door surrounds have to come off to put on a hardtop.
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We occasionally pull them off if we know we won't have the softtop up that day to eliminate that "C" Pillar look.
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We occasionally pull them off if we know we won't have the softtop up that day to eliminate that "C" Pillar look.
This! Looks better totally open w soft top down!
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XJCJ5...THat looks sweet with the half doors!!!
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XJCJ5...THat looks sweet with the half doors!!!
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XJCJ5JKU - since you've got the half doors, have you considered painting the B pillar black right at the top of the half-door line to make it look more 'roll-cagey' instead of 'B pillary'?
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XJCJ5JKU - since you've got the half doors, have you considered painting the B pillar black right at the top of the half-door line to make it look more 'roll-cagey' instead of 'B pillary'?
Yeah, I have considered it. That single stripe of Crush certainly stands out more with halfs, tops off or not. "Racing Stripe" vs Roll Bar... :-)
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We occasionally pull them off if we know we won't have the softtop up that day to eliminate that "C" Pillar look.
Just curious, do you put the soft top up occasionally on those days (brief rain shower) without the surrounds on? I have some, you lose the Sunrider latch points so the only forward latch point for the top is at the windshield, but it seems stable at hwy speeds. A bit of sail panel flapping, but it works. Taking all those surround pieces along is a pain!

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