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Old 12-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question Hard Top Not Fitting and What Bumper is this?

Went outside tonight to look at something on my Jeep and noticed that the hardtop isn't going into the slots like it's supposed to. After messing with it for almost an hour trying to get it to fit, I put it back the way I found it and gave up.
On the driver side it's not far enough forward and on the passenger side the nub that is supposed to go into the slot is past the slot and to the right.
I have the hard top pressed as far forward as it will go on both sides.

Any ideas why it's not lining up? Is there any way to fix this?



Also, I'm not really a fan of the current front bumper I have. I'm probably going to look into selling it but I have no clue who makes it (might be home made).
Anyone know who makes it or know how much I could sell it for?



One last thing. I think the fuse for the door buzz has been removed. Would that cause the light on the sound bar to be out too? Would there be any way to rig it for the light to still come on?

Thanks for the help!

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Are both bottom rear corners flush with the tub?

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Yeah, I have them both pushed flush against the tub.
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That is an OR-FAB Rock Slider bumper.
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That is an OR-FAB Rock Slider bumper.
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Any idea what these go for used?
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Any idea what these go for used?
Can't tell you what they are going for used, but brand new (with that grill guard) they are around $400. Probably get some good coin for em.
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Can't tell you what they are going for used, but brand new (with that grill guard) they are around $400. Probably get some good coin for em.
$300 Shipped Maybe?
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One last thing. I think the fuse for the door buzz has been removed. Would that cause the light on the sound bar to be out too? Would there be any way to rig it for the light to still come on?

Thanks for the help!
It's fuse #4 behind the glove box( door switch defeat) and it does defeat the door switch so light or buzzer won't come on when the doors are off. The light will still work from the knob on the dash or you can put the fuse back in and it will come on when you open the door also.
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$300 Shipped Maybe?
Idk. Can't hurt to post it in the For Sale section and see.
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It's fuse #4 behind the glove box( door switch defeat) and it does defeat the door switch so light or buzzer won't come on when the doors are off. The light will still work from the knob on the dash or you can put the fuse back in and it will come on when you open the door also.
Funny thing is, when I first bought the Jeep I kept on turning that from one side to the other just for fun. It was day light out so I had no idea.
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Idk. Can't hurt to post it in the For Sale section and see.
I'll throw it on there and see. Shipping might be a pain though so it may make a home on Craigslist...

Now we have those two things figured out, any idea about the hard top?
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Have you had this top or is it new?

I did notice this info when looking at a aftermarket hard top on Quadratec

"CAUTION!
To ensure your hardtop fits properly, you must be able to adjust your Jeep's windshield, door hinge and tailgate surfaces. Failure to make proper adjustments may result in leaks or wind noise. Read all installation instructions carefully before purchasing a hardtop. Installation by a professional installer is highly recommended. Attempting to install this top without the ability to adjust your Jeep may void your hardtop warranty."
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Instead of starting another thread, I'll go ahead and ask.
My cruise control isn't working and neither does the horn. Would this be connected to something in the fuse box? The steering wheel isn't straight (when I get an alignment done I need to have them straighten it) and I was wondering if this could be causing it?
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Have you had this top or is it new?

I did notice this info when looking at a aftermarket hard top on Quadratec

"CAUTION!
To ensure your hardtop fits properly, you must be able to adjust your Jeep's windshield, door hinge and tailgate surfaces. Failure to make proper adjustments may result in leaks or wind noise. Read all installation instructions carefully before purchasing a hardtop. Installation by a professional installer is highly recommended. Attempting to install this top without the ability to adjust your Jeep may void your hardtop warranty."
I bought the Jeep with the hard top on it yesterday and today I noticed that it was off. The guy I bought the Jeep from said he had the hard top sitting in his work shop (which is why it is so dirty) as well as the soft top. Could it have flexed enough for it not to fit or do I need to adjust something?
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Are the front latches clamped??

Here is a informative thread

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/hard...eep-62519.html

"Put the top on and place the latches in the slots but do not snap them down.
Bolt and tighten the top down. Then snap the latches "
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Being that I'm new to Jeeps. I didn't really look to far into how the hard top goes on. I just knew it slid on the tub and latched onto the windshield.

The hard top came with 2 screws and washers. One on each side, that's it. No nut to keep them in place. They were just there to keep the hard top sorta in place.

I'll try and head over to the hardware store tomorrow and pick up some more bolts, washers and nuts and secure everything down. I'll report back and let you know if that fixed the problem.
What's the exact size bolt that I need (want to make sure I get the correct size if the ones included aren't the correct size)?

Thanks for the help!
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That is an OR-FAB Rock Slider bumper.
It's an Olympic A/T slider bumper. I only know because I sold mine too. They're $326 new now.

Front Bumpers | Olympic 4X4 Products for over 60 years
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It's an Olympic A/T slider bumper. I only know because I sold mine too. They're $326 new now.

Front Bumpers | Olympic 4X4 Products for over 60 years
They look almost identical. Any way to tell the difference? I'll look for any branding on it tomorrow...
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Is there some other piece in the way like the header piece for a soft top? I think you have to take those off before putting on the hardtop? I guess I'm not sure because I only have a hard top bit the first pic looks like there is an extra piece of rubber in the way.
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Try sliding the top around to get the front latched first then slide the rear around to bolt it to the tub. It may have warped, not knowing how the po stored it
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Is there some other piece in the way like the header piece for a soft top? I think you have to take those off before putting on the hardtop? I guess I'm not sure because I only have a hard top bit the first pic looks like there is an extra piece of rubber in the way.

X2. In photo #2 there is something at the top of the windshield. Is that a plastic trim piece or a screw on /clamp on, soft top windshield channel? Did it come with a factorey soft top with latches and attached header or an aftermarket with a separate header? If it's a windshield channel, either clamp on or screw on, it will have to be removed before the hardtop is installed.

Clamp on style top and screw on style.
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There's a LONG piece of rubber going along the whole top of the windshield frame. Doesn't look like a header to me. Hard top sits right on top of it. I assume it's weather stripping?
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There's a LONG piece of rubber going along the whole top of the windshield frame. Doesn't look like a header to me. Hard top sits right on top of it. I assume it's weather stripping?
Yes that's is the weatherstrip
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Nope. I know they look identical, but it's an OR-FAB. It has the mounting setup for the OR-FAB optional lighting bracket.
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There's a LONG piece of rubber going along the whole top of the windshield frame. Doesn't look like a header to me. Hard top sits right on top of it. I assume it's weather stripping?
I don't know then. Maybe you could post a couple of pictures with the hardtop pushed back off the windshield header so everyone could get a better look.

I also noticed a lot of paint wear along the front of the door jam. Is something rubbing? Could the roll cage have gotten bent and threw the windshield frame outa whack? Try taking some measurements on both sides and see if it's off. Compare it to a friends compatible year jeep and see what you come up with.
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Compare it to a friends compatible year jeep and see what you come up with.
I don't have any friend's that own a Jeep. Wrangler at least...

Pulling pictures off my camera now.
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Hard top was just COVERED in dirt on the inside. It needed a quick clean so I pulled the hard top off and did so. It probably could use some paint on the outside too (as well as the rest of the Jeep).



Here are the pictures of the top of the windshield.



I went a picked up some more bolts, washers and nuts from Lowe's and did like everyone told me. I hooked the latches to the windshield (didn't lock them down though), lined up all my holes, put the bolts in and tightened everything down. This was the result.
Driver Side:



Passenger Side:



The passenger side seems to be going too far forward and to the right, the driver side doesn't go far enough and is slightly to the right.

Any ideas?
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There is a bolt on the back of the bar that runs from the windshield to the b-pillar hoop.

Loosen them on both sides and adjust the windshield Until you get it to fit better.

It almost looks like there's been some kind of accident with Jeep where the windshield frame has been replaced could of been in a roll over and the previous owner fix it himself. Just saying that based on the amount for rust on the windshield connection to that bar
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That was my thought. Judging from the amount of paint rubbed off the inside door frames from the doors hitting, that windshield is racked out of square.
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Ok, I'll give that a try when I have a chance.
How exactly do I adjust the windshield?

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