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Old 05-23-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Qucik question on soft top parts

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.

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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not sure maybe speaking of door surrounds? Google it or look at Quadratec-if you can't find a pic I can snap some of mine late tonight after work.

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Old 05-23-2011, 12:19 PM   #3
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Those are the drip rail retainers. It sounds like you do not have the door surrounds. You need those.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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Are you talking about the channels?

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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Old 05-23-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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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.
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Door surrounds are on ebay all the time. The normal going price is around 100.00
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #7
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THANK YOU ALL for the info (this forum ROCKS - OUT LOUD).

I guess from the pics it IS the door surrounds I need presently. BUT, that brings me to another question...

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Make sure you have mucket seals and the tailgate bar and tailgate bar retainers as well.
What the heck are those??!!
( I believe I have the tailgate bar, but have NO idea on the rest)
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The retainers are C channels, bout 5" long on each end of the back, top of the body, sit on either side of the gate, your bar snaps into them.

Mucket seals? Got me on that one.
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Yep, Shelby got it! Look at Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, and Jeep Soft Tops from The Jeep Parts Specialists | Morris 4x4 Center they have a drawing of all the soft top parts, you can see what you have and what's missing.
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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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The instructions for the new Bestop Supertop NX for the TJ say to remove that seal before installing the new door surrounds that come with the top.
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i honestly dont think i have mucket seals and im just fine but hey maybe im just missing them.

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