Originally Posted by arcountryboy
I was given a new top yesterday, are they always hard to get on at first? It went on easy, but it takes two people to get the header latches shut because the top is so tight. The side windows go in great, but the back glass will not zip down the right side becasue it's so tight. Is this normal?
Always just insert the hooks of the front header into the windshield frame's slots first without actually latching them shut, then insert the top's rear corners into the tub's rail around the corners, then go back and close the front latches. That leaves a little slack, enough to work with the rest of the top. It's nearly impossible to get the front header hooks inserted and latched if you get the rear attached first.
The rear window will always be a little tight. Lubricate the zipper with a dry lube like candle wax or paraffin. Don't use a petroleum-based lubricant, WD-40, or anything like that on the zippers.