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Old 10-08-2010, 04:46 AM   #1
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dumb question..but i need help! please!

okay i wanted the soft top off tommorow..so i started to take it of, and it was too hard to take of alone ..so i went to put the front two latches back and they wouldnt reach.. so what do i do?
also couldnt get doors off?
yeah these all seem like dumb things..but i just got it couple days ago and am 18 and dont know the tricks

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Old 10-08-2010, 05:11 AM   #2
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Warm weather....I dont have a TJ so I dont know the exacts of your top but you need some sunshine to warm up the fabric to allow it to stretch a bit.

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Old 10-08-2010, 05:14 AM   #3
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unhook the soft top at the rear two corners to give it slack then refasten two rear corners. Doors are heavy, remove nuts on hinges and with both hand lift fast and hard, good luck
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:16 AM   #4
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alright i will give these all tries!
thank you so much for the advice!
what happens if it dont warm up though?
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:26 AM   #5
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Were you trying to take it off or just putting it down? There are a few videos online that will show you the proper sequence. As Norby said above, do not attach the sail panels to the rear of the tub until you have those front latches hooked. There are also two straps that run from your first bow to the rear bow, make sure that they are not twisted. I don't think that the cold is an issue for you, that usually only affects a top that has been left folded or off for a period of time or a new top.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:29 AM   #6
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okay i love how everyone is so help full ill wait to finsih what i tarted when its not 330 am LOL.
im new to all of this..but lovein the jeep
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:15 AM   #7
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You can lower the top alone.... trust me. Remove the windows first, all 3, then unlatch it at the header, undo the rear sail panels, flip them up on to the top, start in front and lift/lower it, folding and tucking in the back as it comes down. You'll have to walk around the Jeep a bunch to unbind things, but you can do it. I'm 5'5" and about a buck soaking wet, if I can do it, I'm sure you can... Take your time and as mentioned, watch a video or two first,so you know what you're doing... Good luck!
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:01 AM   #8
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Yes, what InfernoGirl said. You can also go to youtube.com and search for "how to remove jeep wrangler soft top" - There are a bunch of videos that will show you how. Good luck!
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #10
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As said above but said a little differently here, never attach the rear corners first before latching the front of the top to the windshield. You can't stretch the top enough to engage the front latches once the rear is attached to the tub. But once the front is latched, or at after simply slipping the hooks into the windshield slots without actually closing the latches, you can stretch the top enough from each rear corner to attach the corners individually to the tub.

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