Originally Posted by Arch Stanton
Well, I had a couple of cool ones and decided to give it another try. For the life of me, I couldn't remember how the rail and weather stripping went on the rear window. I should have left well enough alone because I cracked the plastic window. I forgot that plastic gets brittle and breaks easily. Well, I guess I'm going to have either by a new soft top or a hard top. So much for easy instatrunk install.
OK, so not a red-letter day. That sucks. I am sorry.
We can get you a new rear window- 800-845-3567. You definitely don't need a whole new top.
The tailgate bar install is pretty easy once you remember which way it goes. Spend a few minutes puzzling thru that, and you'll be set. You can look at the install sheets on our web site for details, but you know when you have it right because it just sort of seats itself right into the brackets. It's clear when it's right, even if I can't explain it.
The trunk has a thin rubber strip, and the tailgate should make positive contact with that. This may make the gate harder to shut, but not much. I suspect that you can adjust your trunk a bit to fit further into the Jeep.
Watch to make sure that you're not shoving the trunk forward when you shut the door (that part is easy now that there's no rear window in the way.