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Old 04-22-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Cool Factory Soft Top Header Channel

hey guys, so here's my situation. I have a 97 TJ. I have a factory soft top frame that is flawless except the Header Channel. It is cracked and the screws are rusted into it and I don't have the latches that connect to my jeep. I want to get a factory header channel to rivet into my existing frame but when i order the best top 55014 everywhere is sold out. I'm guessing they stopped making them I need the header in order to put my new soft top on and as for now I'm using a YJ hardtop i modded for my TJ. I want to put my soft top on as soon as possible. Do you guys know of anywhere i can purchase just the Soft top header channel? I've check craigslist and ebay and nothing and i've ordered the bestop 55014 from 4 different places and there all sold out and backordered (one i ordered 3 months ago and still hasn't shipped). Is there any other aftermarket product that will rivet to the factory soft top frame? or should i just keep looking on craigslist and eBay for someone who is selling theres from their soft top frame

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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You could call some junk yards in your area within driving distance and go take a look at what they might have for a factory piece.

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Carl, where are you located?

Have you thought about selling what you DO have and just getting the Bestop TrekTopNX which doesn't use any of the factory frame stuff at all?

It does have a new header with it, but it also works as a sunroof and flips back.

If you're close to northern Alabama, I have a soft top I'm wanting to get rid of since I run safari most of the year...
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I have one I was gonna throw away
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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I have one I was gonna throw away
Same here. I'd give you mine.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:14 AM   #6
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Carl, where are you located?

Have you thought about selling what you DO have and just getting the Bestop TrekTopNX which doesn't use any of the factory frame stuff at all?

It does have a new header with it, but it also works as a sunroof and flips back.

If you're close to northern Alabama, I have a soft top I'm wanting to get rid of since I run safari most of the year...
I'm in New Jersey, yeah i have thought about that but its just way to much money for me haha i found a header on craigslist for $30 so thats good for me. I already have a rugged ridge XHD soft top waiting to be put on. Thanks though man.

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