Mounting upper hard doors to 97, question.... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-23-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
DontTellMeAboutCajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gray, LA
Posts: 167
Mounting upper hard doors to 97, question....

Purchased a lightly-used Bestop two-piece hardtop for my 4-day-old new-to-me '97 SE. Got the top on fine, but am wondering how the upper hard doors attach (they're the fiberglass surround with glass window, so there's no confusion). The fella I bought them from said he had them in his '97, though I didn't look to see how. He's got the tensioner assembly screwed in as far forward and as far aft on the upper doors as possible, so my question pertains to the clips that the tensioner grabs on to. It seems that there's no other way to install them aside from cutting away sections of the plastic door shrouds to get to the metal on the lower door to mount the clips to. Just wondering how any of ya'll have accomplished this without butchering the door shrouds. Thanks in advance!

DontTellMeAboutCajun is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-23-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,139
Just wondering how much you paid for it. I just picked up the same thing and love it. Unfortunatley I am still looking for lower 1/2 doors to mount the hard uppers on but already had the front targa portion off a few weeks ago.

Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-23-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
DontTellMeAboutCajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gray, LA
Posts: 167
I paid $1050 for the two piece + upper hard doors, all in great condition (fella even threw in a brand-new set of upper soft doors! Currently on ebay, no need for them). The aft top portion does have a 3" crack about where the upper aft door sill is, nothing a bit of fiberglass won't fix though.
DontTellMeAboutCajun is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-23-2009, 08:54 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,139
Did yours come with the optional roof rack to store the front targa portion when removed? I think I need to do some seious adjusting though. Right now I am running the top with my full hard doors and I really need to slam them to close. the top is really misaligned.
Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-23-2009, 08:58 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
DontTellMeAboutCajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Gray, LA
Posts: 167
No rack, been wondering what I'd do with it when I decide to pop it loose (don't think it'll fit in the back). I can't imagine you'd need to do anything else besides loosen the bolts that hold it on and give 'er a push or two to make the alignment better, unless I'm missing something?
DontTellMeAboutCajun is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soft doors (upper and lower) or Half doors JCS05Rubi Classifieds Archive 6 04-07-2009 08:58 AM
Besttop hard upper doors bozz YJ General Discussion Forum 1 01-02-2008 09:17 PM
Hard top and doors HkdOnJP Classifieds Archive 10 12-02-2007 03:48 PM
Feeler: Half doors and 3 set of upper windows (MI) GrnTJ Classifieds Archive 16 10-18-2007 10:29 AM
Steel Horse Upper Half Hard fiber glass doors msenos YJ General Discussion Forum 1 11-17-2006 01:26 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:47 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC