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Old 04-08-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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Hard top window hinges

Hey all. I have a 2000 with what I'm pretty sure is a stock hard top. I was taking off the hinges to paint them yesterday when one snapped clean off, and the other one has a big crack and is ready to go. Do you know who makes the replacements?

The local Jeep specialty store sells after market replacements but they have a tendency to jack prices like crazy so if anyone knows a brand name I'll see what I can find.

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Old 04-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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There are black stainless ones available. Ebay, Quadratec and the other usual jeep parts sites. (pssssssst try Google)

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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There are black stainless ones available. Ebay, Quadratec and the other usual jeep parts sites. (pssssssst try Google)
Thanks. Yeah I found some on google as I was posting but I think they're the same ones that the store I mentioned is selling. I'm just gonna go in and get them.

I'm spooked though because a couple people (ok hopefully it's the same guy twice) mentioned the window shattering after install . That would SUCK.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #4
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I replaced mine about 3 months ago. I got the black stainless ones from Kentrol and I am totally satisfied with them. I accidentally broke my rear window when installing them, well the right side with the wiper motor. I didnt have one of the washers lined up and it shattered. The kit has everything you need and has good instructions as well.
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Glass shop broke my drivers side on Friday. It cost them $110 for one through a dealership. I think Quadratec is around $54 a pair.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:46 PM   #6
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Just a quick update:

I installed the kentrol ones but they were a bit of a pain to put in. I had to put the spacer BEHIND the the hinge, where it attached to the hard top, to bring it out a little, otherwise the window would hit the top rubber part of the hard top opening when I tried to close it, and would have to bend to close all the way. I could easily have broken the window if I hadn't paid attention here...

Also, the bolts that came with them only fit one of the two holes that each of the hinges screw into. I don't know if the guy who had the jeep before me messed around with them or something, but for now I only have one screw in each. It'll hold until I put the soft top on in May...

They look great, though!
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i just got the kentrol hinges and they dont fit the top i have. im guessing that it is an aftermarket top, i have a 97 and the top has three bolts holding the hinge on. The kentrol hinges only have two mounting holes ! does anyone know were to get the replacement hinges with three holes ?

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