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Old 08-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #4951
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Ok tired of reading read 190 pages. Has anyone figured out how to put quick disconnect for hard top.

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:22 PM   #4952
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Ok tired of reading read 190 pages. Has anyone figured out how to put quick disconnect for hard top.
Quick disconnect for hard top? What do you mean?

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:32 PM   #4953
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Quick disconnect for hard top? What do you mean?
Well there is 8 bolts on my hard top that have to unbolt and rebolt to take off and put back on wonder if anyone has changed the method of doing this.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #4954
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It's a bolt with a grip on top. I seen them on here. That way you can loosen and tighten by hand.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #4955
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It's a bolt with a grip on top. I seen them on here. That way you can loosen and tighten by hand.
Thanks will see what I can come up with. What part of Texas u from?
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #4956
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Well there is 8 bolts on my hard top that have to unbolt and rebolt to take off and put back on wonder if anyone has changed the method of doing this.
They sell quick release bolts on eBay I got a set for my dad for $15.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #4957
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They sell quick release bolts on eBay I got a set for my dad for $15.
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Thanks will see what I can come up with. What part of Texas u from?
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It's a bolt with a grip on top. I seen them on here. That way you can loosen and tighten by hand.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #4958
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Ok tired of reading read 190 pages. Has anyone figured out how to put quick disconnect for hard top.
you could just get some bolts and wing nuts that match the original size. thats what i did and its cheaper than buying anything special.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:01 PM   #4959
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you could just get some bolts and wing nuts that match the original size. Thats what i did and its cheaper than buying anything special.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #4960
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you could just get some bolts and wing nuts that match the original size. thats what i did and its cheaper than buying anything special.
Get the washers with foam padding on the back. It helps with scretching the hardtop when you are tightening the screws. At least on mine it does but I have a JK and not a TJ. I don't know if the tops ar ethe same or not.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #4961
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you could just get some bolts and wing nuts that match the original size. thats what i did and its cheaper than buying anything special.
Eyebolts at that then all you need is finger strength plus you got tie downs
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Eyebolts at that then all you need is finger strength plus you got tie downs
That sounds like a great idea.... hell, I don't even have a hard top and you got me thinking I should pick up some eye bolts. lol
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:47 PM   #4963
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Eyebolts at that then all you need is finger strength plus you got tie downs
O that's awesome idea I will do that when I take it off again
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #4964
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That sounds like a great idea.... hell, I don't even have a hard top and you got me thinking I should pick up some eye bolts. lol
It works great when you don't have the top on as well to tie down what ever it is you got. Or just hook stuff to
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:54 PM   #4965
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I don't kno if anybody's done this, but I really like the red interior light idea... But I'm on a super tight budget. So instead of buying all new lights I just took a red sharpie to all the lights lol it looks really good...
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #4966
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Thanks will see what I can come up with. What part of Texas u from?
Mesquite........ You from around here???
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:31 AM   #4967
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I don't kno if anybody's done this, but I really like the red interior light idea... But I'm on a super tight budget. So instead of buying all new lights I just took a red sharpie to all the lights lol it looks really good...
Get leds off ebay. I did all 3 interior lights for $4 with shipping. If you add the LED replacement reverse bulbs it was a total of $8
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #4968
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Yes dirt cheap on eBay, paid $8 for one pair of red ones for my jeep, and one pair of blues ones for my pops jeep shipped (about a year ago).
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:01 AM   #4969
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So I did the freedom tops today and toying the main top tomorrow. Thought it would come out so so but would be better than the white. Well it came out FANTASTIC! Looks stock, can't believe it! Sorry for the shadowing in the pick. Will retake when I do the top tomorrow. Thanks whom ever originally started posting about using rust-olium bed liner coating! Thinking of using it on my factory wheels but can't decide because I have a guy who does awesome powder coating for $40/wheel. I think the liner might actually look better than powder coating and be far tougher. Any thoughts?

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[QUOTE="TomStev"] Thinking of using it on my factory wheels but can't decide because I have a guy who does awesome powder coating for $40/wheel. I think the liner might actually look better than powder coating and be far tougher. Any thoughts? /QUOTE]

IMO Powder coating looks much better and takes a lot more to abuse. (I get it done for free, done it quite a bit). It's 50/50 on the spray on bed liner vs powder coating . Pros to powder coating, looks a lot better and much tougher, cons its a PITA to touch up, pros to spray bed liner, way easier to touch up, The bad thing about the spray on bed liner is I've yet to find a good easy way to clean that shit. Either way you can't go wrong.
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Any other ideas then?
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Any other ideas then?
$40 a wheel? Go for it! Powder coat looks better
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Any other ideas then?
It's your call brother. Even getting powder coating done for free, I'd still bed liner them just because it's much easier to touch up if needed. If powder coating starts to chip it looks like shit and hard to touch up.
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It's your call brother. Even getting powder coating done for free, I'd still bed liner them just because it's much easier to touch up if needed. If powder coating starts to chip it looks like shit and hard to touch up.
Well you just make that decision REAL EASY!
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Eyebolts at that then all you need is finger strength plus you got tie downs
that's a good idea. i keep the wing nuts on top but i never thought of doing that. guess i'll be making a trip to the store when the time comes to put my hardtop back on
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that's a good idea. i keep the wing nuts on top but i never thought of doing that. guess i'll be making a trip to the store when the time comes to put my hardtop back on
If you put the wing nuts on bottom you won't need to hold them to tighten because they are to long to spin freely
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If you put the wing nuts on bottom you won't need to hold them to tighten because they are to long to spin freely
That's what I did man!
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That's what I did man!
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If you put the wing nuts on bottom you won't need to hold them to tighten because they are to long to spin freely
I used thumb screws that I got at Lowes from the specialty screw drawers, 4 and done, used the factory bar nuts that came with mine.

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