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Old 06-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Soft top windows

Installed my twill super top today, all went well but the side windows don't want to fit like I imagine they should where they meet the rear door surrounds. Is there some trick to getting them to fit in there when you shut the doors, or do I just need to let it stretch out?
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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the end of the window is U-shaped and needs to tuck into the plastic door surround. The U-shaped part should slip all the way into the plastic surround channel. The door shouldn't touch the top at all; it does not hold the window in.

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Installed my twill super top today, all went well but the side windows don't want to fit like I imagine they should where they meet the rear door surrounds. Is there some trick to getting them to fit in there when you shut the doors, or do I just need to let it stretch out?
You definitely want them in the channel correctly. If not the wind can lift the window out of the channel and rip the windows and zipper right off the soft top. That would be an expensive lesson that you don't want to learn the hard way.

No..it did not happen to me, but the dealer scared me enough when he told me about it. I would rather spend money on mods than replacing a top before its time.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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notice where the second row of stiching ends up.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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Thanks, I see what I was missing. Still can't seem to get it zipped and get it into the U channel. To tight to stretch it, I'll let it settle and give it a try tomorrow.
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yes you can. unvelcro it and unzip it almost all the way, leave an inch or so zipped. Get it wrapped all the way in and then zip it. I just put mine on and it was brand new never mounted and I was able to do it that way.
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Get the zipper just started, about an inch or so zipped just enough to hold it. Then you want to tuck the door seam in. Imagine the end of the too that goes into the door surround as a square, just missing the side that where the surround sits in (like a "[")One side of the square will tuck in behind the door surround, one side sits flush to where the door closes. Once you have it tucked hold it there... You may want to recruit someone to help you the first time... Hold it once its swayed correctly then Zipper it fully, Velcro it and tuck the underside underneath the bottom ridge. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #9
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^^ This. First tuck it into the door seam (after starting the zipper for only an inch). Once it's nice and tight, then finish zipping the window.
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Thanks for all the help, nice and snug. Doing it in the right order is crucial.
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One thing that I found that helped to zipper it is to attach something to the zipper. I used a dog leash and got a lot more leverage to pull on it. It was soooooo tight when putting it on for the first time. I didn't think it would fit.

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