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Old 06-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Angry safari bikini top

I have a 08 wrangler and just bought a safari bikini top, and the channel header. I removed my hard top, but having trouble getting the header to fit snuggle above my windshield. There a small gap which I am sure rain would pour in. Do I have the header put together wrong??? Anyone have a diagram that might assist me with this???

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Old 06-22-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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What brand top?

Best top has pretty good documentation on their website.

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Old 06-23-2009, 06:56 AM   #3
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It s a Besttop. Have instructions, but a little blurred. Thinking I am doing something wrong with the channel header!!!!
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:30 AM   #4
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Which type of header do you have? My TJ has the bolt on that connects to where the soft/hard top windshield clips are.

I have to get the bolts started and then line up the header with the windshield gasket and finger tighten both and then begin tightening one side, then the other back and forth so it stays level/even with the top of the windshield.

If you have a level/straight edge you can check. I think it's possible they sent you a TJ or YJ header and maybe it doesn't fit on your JK.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:35 AM   #5
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Great news!!!!! It's finally complete!!! I was making a simply mistake that made the whole thing fit wrong. Thanks for all the help!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
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I also have this top and cannot get it stretched so the tabs fit in both door-rails. Any suggestions? If I don't get the tabs in, it is not taut enough and big ponds gather in the rain.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #7
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I also have this top and cannot get it stretched so the tabs fit in both door-rails. Any suggestions? If I don't get the tabs in, it is not taut enough and big ponds gather in the rain.
Lay it out in the sun for an hour or so and give it another go. Haul on it until you think it's going to rip, then haul on it some more. Seriously, I'm not a small guy @ 6' 190 and I was putting my weight into it and thought my fingers would break before I could get the channels in

It's enough to make me just run the bikini without doors.

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