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Old 04-28-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Bestop Bikini

So, there I am trying to put on my new Bestop Bikini top and realized there is no windshield channel like on my old YJ. Is there something extra I need to be able to fit the Bestop Bikini on? I see some windshield channles available by Bestop but am I supposed to remove the existing stock rubber/plastic windshield top trim?

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So, there I am trying to put on my new Bestop Bikini top and realized there is no windshield channel like on my old YJ. Is there something extra I need to be able to fit the Bestop Bikini on? I see some windshield channels available by Bestop but am I supposed to remove the existing stock rubber/plastic windshield top trim?
Sounds like you need the Quick Detach Windshield Header to go with your bikini. This is a header that clamps onto your upper windshield frame and gives you a channel for the bikini lip to tuck into.



You do not need to remove the OEM rubber seal from the frame. In fact, this header snugs up against the seal, resulting in a weather proof installation when you are done.

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So, there I am trying to put on my new Bestop Bikini top and realized there is no windshield channel like on my old YJ. Is there something extra I need to be able to fit the Bestop Bikini on? I see some windshield channles available by Bestop but am I supposed to remove the existing stock rubber/plastic windshield top trim?
WOW! Same here and it was TODAY also.. I come across the SAME problem... My jeep came with the bikini top and figured i would put it on. but NO rail like my 95. I guess they took off that part but left the bikini behind..

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So, there I am trying to put on my new Bestop Bikini top and realized there is no windshield channel like on my old YJ. Is there something extra I need to be able to fit the Bestop Bikini on? I see some windshield channles available by Bestop but am I supposed to remove the existing stock rubber/plastic windshield top trim?
You do need a windshield channel. Get the one that matches the Bikini you purchased.

Do NOT remove that rubber trim.

Video on windshield channels. Fast forward thru the JK bits.

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Awesome. Thanks guys for the all of the answers.

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