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Old 04-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Folding down the windshield

I would like to do this sometime, but need some help as to how to do it. Thanks!

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Old 04-04-2014, 08:30 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:12 PM   #3
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So it's pretty easy then? And how long do you think it would take me?
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:18 PM   #4
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it should only take a few min, unless bolts are stuck. I usually put mine down for a week or so every summer, and generally leave the sports bars out unless I'm wheeling. Its a good time for sure.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:59 PM   #5
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OP make sure your torx bit is lined up in the bolt head. Otherwise you will strip the head.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:55 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #7
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Does anyone have any more pics of the windshield down?
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:05 PM   #8
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Does anyone have any more pics of the windshield down?
Yup
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Its a lot of fun, you have to try it at least once.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #10
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some people take the sun visors off when they drop it but even on the highway they stayed put for me. I have them removed NOW, but thats completely unrelated.
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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
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Its a lot of fun, you have to try it at least once.
I must try it now! Thanks for the pics, I can't wait to show my daughter, she is going to flip out.
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Thanks everyone for all the tips and pics. Hopefully I can get it figured out this week while on spring break.

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I must try it now! Thanks for the pics, I can't wait to show my daughter, she is going to flip out.
Haha let us know how it goes!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:33 AM   #14
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Not trying to invade the thread but just a quick question,

What do you guys use to hold down the windshield?
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I used an old gun sling from a little .22 to tie it down. I just shortened it. I believe jeeps came with a tie down strap for the windshield, but mine didn't have it.
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Not trying to invade the thread but just a quick question,

What do you guys use to hold down the windshield?
I used an old dog collar just poked a new hole with a screwdriver
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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.
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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.

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