I'm still a Jeep newbie and just got some windows for my soft top (missing when I bought it used - should have checked).
Anyway, in test fitting I noticed that there are some hold down clips on the top, near the doors. I have full steel doors and wanted to know:
Is there a part that is supposed to go around where the top of the doors go, for this to clip in? And if so, where do I get the parts?
If you have a similar setup can you post pics? I have enough issues with water getting in with the HARD TOP on, and don't want this to be another w/ the soft top; between topless days. I'm looking forward to this but want to make sure it's "ship shape" before pulling the HT off.
Ours has full doors, and right above each is an approx 18" long channel. Your soft top should have plastic tongues sewn into them at those corresponding points. The tongues go into the channels to keep the top tight above the doors.
Slip the tongues in and pull like everything on the top and the tongues will flip into the channels and lock in place.
If you do it on a hot day it's easier as the fabric can stretch, but it can be done too if it's not, just a bugger.
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Door surrounds, you need them with the soft top, and the bolts to attach them. Quadratec, ebay, morris4x4, jeepaddons.com, craigslist, etc.... They aren't cheap tho'. Make sure you have mucket seals and the tailgate bar and tailgate bar retainers as well.
It amazes me how they can charge 20$ bucks for a small piece of rubber. I'm missing the mucket seal on the drivers side. Didn't matter until the weather warmed up and doors/windows are off. Without the windows pressing against the door surround it rattles like hell.
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