First unzip the fabric covering on the roll bar connecting the windshield to the main roll hoop. Next unbolt that section of roll bar. You might have to unscrew the plastic windshield trim to remove the roll bar section. Before I removed it, I slightly folded the windshield to make it easier to pull out. To lower the windshield, there are two black bolts, one on either side of the windshield. Unbolt those, tie down the windshield, and enjoy! Side note, the bolts that go with the roll bar (I think there are 8 total) are a different size and thread count from the ones that secure the windshield.
I actually replaced my windshield stay bolts with a standard hex head to make it easier and less likely to freeze up. I may do a button head or countersunk later on but at the time those torx were a nightmare. The sport bar bolts were cake though.
The only thing that kinda makes me regret the roof rack is not being able to put the windshield down. Last 4th of July I had it down with a big flag flying off the spare tire, everyone I passed either saluted or raised their beers. Tons of fun
Not trying to invade the thread but just a quick question,
What do you guys use to hold down the windshield?
The wind from driving is going to push it down, the big thing your looking to do is keep it from bouncing when you hit bumps. I just took a nylon backpack strap and cut it to size, then just make sure its nice and snug.
Rare indeed, the original 24 year old strap was in the jeep when I bought it.
The loop in the strap ran thru the footman on the windshield.
That left about 10 inches of strap and buckle to work thru the footman on the hood.