Dum-dum - soft top won't close after first install
I just took off my hard top today (first time i my 2012 JKU) and I have installed the hard top. The windows are installed. I nice and tight but I can't get the front clamps to reach to hook. I am fairly strong and I have reefed on it pretty good. I think it may be the temperature (about 15 Celsius out) from what I have read. It maybe I missed something as the instructions provided by jeep are pretty awful - "just do the removal in reverse!"
Rain is coming so I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I don't have room I. The garage doesn't have room until I build my hardtop dolly tomorrow.
Thanks in advance. I am trying to search the forum but it isn't working well on my iPhone.
I think it was a combo. One I realized the clamps extended I had things loosened and it closed nicely. I tightened it up a bit ten did it again and felt the stretch. Redid it all and it was way easier.
It got up to about 65F today but it isn't sunny so I wouldn't think the roof was warm at all.
Ok... so just FYI... the factory suggestion works great for putting it up....
First... latch the front clamps and the little clips over the door (if you are using the plastic braces)( dont forget to slide the plastic collars on the bar back to lock the bar from hinging).
Second... pull the rear bar down, unfold the rear pillar covers, and hook the pillar covers to the back of the jeep.
third... Attached side windows by velcroing the top rear corner and hook and zip the top part of the window. then take the stiff part near the door and hook it in the door jam. Take the bottom plastic part and hook it in the lip of the side of the jeep. Then zip the rest of the window and velcro the rest.
Fourth... Install plastic clips on rear of jeep for the rear window. Then slide rear window through tailgate support brace. Zip window in place. Then snap support brace into plastic brackets. Close door and sit at awe how you just finished.