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Old 12-03-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Bestop Sailcloth Install

This morning we installed my new bestop replace-a-top sailcloth on my 1999 wrangler. It was a pain and took about 2 hours including the upper doors, but it looks great! It cut out alot of the sound too!
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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Looks good!

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Old 12-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
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I am in need of one. Where did you get it and how much?
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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Looks awesome. Hopefully getting this as well in the near future. Is that a cow in the background? Haha
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:52 PM   #5
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I replaced mine a few years ago with the RAT also, it's nice being able to see again.

One suggestion I have is to be careful when opening the drivers window, the turn switch handle will scatch it.
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Ok thanks for the advice! And no it's a horse in the background haha
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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How snug does that best top fit? I've seen some aftermarket tops that just look saggy in places and not very form fitting. That one looks pretty darn good though.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
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I put the same top on my 2000 tj three weeks ago and it was VERY snug - which is why it takes so long for initial install.

Look online. I paid $513 shipped
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:44 PM   #9
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It's fit PERFECT. It's not saggy at all but that's because it's a really tight fit.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:31 PM   #10
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How hard was the install?
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:10 PM   #11
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The upper doors were a pain. We had two people doing it and it was still an extremely tight fit. I watched some videos on YouTube and it helps if you use the back of a spoon or a ballpoint pen to pry the material over the metal frame. The soft top itself was pretty easy. Too us around 2 hours to do it but I'm very happy with the outcome.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:10 AM   #12
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How warm was it outside where you were doing the install? Those tops are designed to be installed in temps above I believe it's 72*F...preferably warmer yet. Anything less and it makes it a pain in the ass. lol

Looks good though!
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:06 AM   #13
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I got mine a few weeks ago from Morris 4x4. I didn't get the new upper doors, I just spray painted the old ones with Rustoleum flat black rattle can. The color match is perfect. I was thinking about getting the window sliders but will let these ride and see how they wear.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #14
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Yeah I got mine from Morris 4x4 too. And the temperature outside was 46 degrees but I had it warming up in my house
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Did you buy the '97-'02 top or the '03-'06 top? I'm about to buy one for my '00 and wondered which one is better.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #16
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I got the 97-02 top
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #17
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Did you buy the '97-'02 top or the '03-'06 top? I'm about to buy one for my '00 and wondered which one is better.
They are going to be the same thing if you get 97-02/03-06 sail cloth. The only difference is going to be the color/fabric pattern 97-02, 03-06.

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