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Old 03-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #31
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Was just about to post this.

I think all of the answers you need are in the first ~15 minutes of this video.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #32
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I'm finally getting to putting the soft top on. I'm about to order door surrounds, where do the pins screw in at for those? and also, is the header channel rolled up in the soft top with the tailgate bar?
I purchased a soft top back in December that had been stored inside the hard top in the storage boot. The owner had purchased the jeep new with both tops and had decided never to remove the hard top. He took a hacksaw to the soft top hardware and got it out of his jeep without removing his hard top

His rear window and quarter windows were in a box about 10" thick and about 2' x 2' square. The door surrounds were folded and in a box about 8" x 8" square and about 20 - 24" tall. Boxes were all marked with "Chrysler" and other basic description of contents in black lettering. The tailgate bar was wrapped in plain brown paper; no header channel. It's part of the hardware / bows for the top.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:09 PM   #33
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Im 16 and I switch the hard top and soft top by myself....well my dad helps me put the hardtop in the garage but other than that its by myself. There aint no problems with the sealing and tell him that its a waste of own a jeep where the interior has never seen the sun
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #34
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Make a hardtop storage for around 5-10 bucks dude. i did it in one night. I'll post up pictures.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #35
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #36
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Congratulations, happy birthday and welcome to the wonderful world of Jeep ownership. Now make sure you get a good job, they are expensive.
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lol, seriuosly, welcome. I wish i could have gotten a Jeep for my first vehicle. But my first car was kind of cool... I had a '74 Dodge Charger.
It looked just like this one.


I didn't get my Jeep until a couple of months ago and I'm 37... I've wanted one since I was about 7. lol
But she was worth waiting for.

And it is definitely worth taking the top off.

Even if you "break the seal" a little bit of water won't hurt it. They're not Jaguars, and owning a Jeep with never taking the top off is kind of like owning a grill and never tossing a steak on it. lol

You need to post some pics of this ride man. If she was a one owner and treated that well she must be pretty nice.


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Old 04-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #37
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Finally went about taking the hard top off and putting the soft top on today. Hardtop went off fine, no problems. Soft top went on good until we put in the windows, keep in mind the top has been folded up on the back for 13 years, putting in the side windows, after I had got the zipper started and got it tucked in the door surround I went to zip it in and the top back corner was so tight it took me about 5 to ten minutes to get the zipper to zip through that corner, I was constantly stretching it to get the zipper to zip in that corner on both sides. Also It was hard to zip at the bottom corners of the back window. Could this be because the soft top has been folded up so long with a few wrinkles and because it was cold? like 50 *

Dragonii, we have a 74 charger! Love that car. Here are some pictures of my jeep.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #38
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Could this be because the soft top has been folded up so long with a few wrinkles and because it was cold? like 50 *
I'd say mostly because it was cold... a soft top isn't usually easy to zip till it's about 80*.

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