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Old 02-15-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Half door plastic window broke..

After taking off the upper half door off for a few days to see how it was going to be like in the summer i put them back on and noticed that my driver side window was cracked right at the zipper. I "repaired" it by putting a layer of clear scotch tape on both sides of the window, than lined it with duct tape where the black fabric was so it could stick, and than outlined it with black electrical tape so it wouldnt look like a redneck repair. Anyways when i bought the jeep the lady said she was going to replace my passanger side window. I thought you can just by the window, but i dont think that is possiable anymore sense i didnt find any on ebay or quadratec. Im a safe to say that i have to replace the whole upper door to fix that broken window? it cost about 200 dollars.. kinda expensive to fix a crack..

Also sense my tj didnt come stock with a center console i found this one. http://www.jeep4x4center.com/tuffy/r...y-consoles.htm What size screws do i use to bolt it to the floor?

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Old 02-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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Cool thanks is that just a replacement skin or does it come with the window also? how will this fit with my bestop top?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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pair its there, they are really clear.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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i can say i feel your frustration. but i hated the flop over zip up plastic windows. and seeing as i had to deal with the cold and snow all winter i just up graded to the glass slider upper windows. so much better even tho they are pricey. makes the ride quieter too.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:28 AM   #6
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Replacement skins include the windows. They are all one piece. No reason I can think that the Smittybuilt wouldn't fit your factory frame. Prepare for a challenge tho', I've heard they are a bit difficult to stretch over the frames....
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:53 AM   #7
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A suggestion-spend the scratch get a full set with frames for "good weather" and save the old ones for winter or muddin'

My replacements look like new-and are 2years old-but not used in winter or when I may get in mud or dirt/sand.
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I have replaced skins on my TJ and YJ half doors...and yes, it's a knucklebuster! You HAVE to really work that fabric over the frame and it's frustrating as hell...they will only go on 'one way' and if you don't think it's working, try the other direction. But it will 'slide' over the corner of the frame at the last second and go into place. Then you really need to pull it 'over' to get the velcro strip to grab completely. IF you don't, the gasket doesn't line up on the door frame and you get water inside every time it rains...found out the wet way....LOL....
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #9
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Replaced mine when I replaced the top. As NH says, it's a fight but doable. It's easier on a hot summer day. Let the skins sit in the sun for a bit, they are a lot more flexable and willing to stretch a bit.
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let the skins heat up in the sun or over a heating vent first, they'll be easier to stretch.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #11
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yeah i found out that the windows are alot more flexable when its hot by just they way they flop down. I dont know how this broke acually they look almost brand new. Possible that a Mesquite drived its thorns into my window as i drove past one. Think that's possiable?

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