rear window + top issue :( - 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 08-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
Cool rear window + top issue :(

so after i got home we decided to put the top down (first time since i got it).. almost immediately we had an "issue", the zipper of the rear window on one side will not move, at all. the other one looks really corroded and totally stuck plus it's ripped, about half an inch. (will take a photo..) i know, can't believe we did not pay attention to that, regardless are there places that fix stuff like this for reasonable price ?

not complaining by the way, would most likely have bought it anyway.. too gorgeous not to


__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
zamfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: WV
Posts: 51
You might be better off just buying some Bestop tinted ones... Used ones come up all the time, here & eBay.

zamfield is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 10:38 PM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 13
I had a problem with one of my side windows on my soft top, the first inch or so what ripped. I found a local car upholstery shop that had a guy that works on convertibles. Took it to him and got it fixed for like 30 bucks ( put a whole new zipper on the window) I thought the price was a little high but I wanted it done right. It works perfectly now. I would just find a shop in the yellow pages and give them a call
Strez13 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
I would gladly pay $30.. reason I want it fixed is because it's dark green that goes with the rest of this Jeep "Willy Edition".

thanks!
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 10:44 PM   #5
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,452
I have my zippers permanently places at the top corners because mine is ripped many places and no longer zips. it appears I have a rampage replacement top.
__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
o, yours are unzipped at all times ?
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #7
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
jp2611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Wayne IN
Posts: 5,534
X2 on checking local convertible type places ---may also check tent places or something similar.

Good Luck!!
jp2611 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 11:09 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
thanks jp2611..
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2011, 11:10 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida/ West Broward
Posts: 43
A lot of people go to places that do tops for boats... theres a bunch of those around me lol
__________________
PiKappaPhi

A more helpful site

www.LiftedBrick.com
TheDirtyGeneral is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2011, 02:01 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
@TheDirtyGeneral; hmz, roadtrip to Florida

just called a place that was recommended by an acquantance and they quoted me anywhere from $110 to $160. seeing as somebody said $30 this is kind of high. most likely will have to call some more places...

thanks.
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 13
ya that does seem really high, like i said mine was 30 or 35 tops, but that was only one window. If your getting all three done then I could see 110.
Strez13 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
littlethimble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Holtwood, PA
Posts: 345
Check with anyone that might make boat canvas covers as well, they should be able to fix it.
littlethimble is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2011, 11:53 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strez13 View Post
ya that does seem really high, like i said mine was 30 or 35 tops, but that was only one window. If your getting all three done then I could see 110.
no, that's just for the rear window zipper replacement.
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
crap, got another quote: $250
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Maine (way past the Moose !!!)
Posts: 76
Mine has the same problem. Won't fully unzip on the rear. Try this FWIW. Zip it up 100% and then put some silicone spray lube on the entire zipper assembly on both sides, inside and out. Give it about 10 minutes to fully soak in and then slowly work it open. The silicone, or the gun lube BREAKFREE CLP, works pretty well up here in Maine, given the winter weather we have. Any other type lube, like graphite or any waxxing lubes just freeze's solid in the cold. Hope this helps. BTW, that Jeep rocks !!!!
Old Grunt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-15-2011, 02:34 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
i do want to try silicone spray since i believe the one side will in fact open, the other side however is "open" for about half an inch, and below that sits the piece that slides/zips totally what i thought corroded, but another dude who has a boat and gave me the address of the first company i contacted and he said it looks like they glued it or something.... looks odd. ergo, if i can in fact open it all the way i will still get stuck on the pother side i think.
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-15-2011, 08:45 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
PaulRevere1991's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Port jefferson, NY
Posts: 647
your looking at replacing the zipper so its going to be more, the $30 quote was the ziper becoming unstitched from the top and them just stitching it back on, i had the same thing done to my top on my yj to last year.
PaulRevere1991 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-15-2011, 08:56 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
srad600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: MTL, NJ
Posts: 1,574
I have a bunch of issues with the top on my jeep too (its a bestop top, factory style, sail cloth) and my back window is most of my trouble. I cant be much help with yours as Ive been quoted the same or more for similar work at shops.

You did how ever teach me something. I was wondering why ppl always talked about rolling up their back window and how this was done when I ONLY HAVE ONE DAMN ZIPPER! I knew it was supposed to have 2. lol.
srad600 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-16-2011, 05:59 AM   #19
Jeeper
 
robbiecc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 771
Quote:
Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
I have a bunch of issues with the top on my jeep too (its a bestop top, factory style, sail cloth) and my back window is most of my trouble. I cant be much help with yours as Ive been quoted the same or more for similar work at shops.

You did how ever teach me something. I was wondering why ppl always talked about rolling up their back window and how this was done when I ONLY HAVE ONE DAMN ZIPPER! I knew it was supposed to have 2. lol.
mine has -for a better term, 2 zipper heads-think of a winter coat that once it's zipped up, you can unzip from the top or bottom. going with that mental image, think of the middle of the coat the top of the window and the top/bottom as the side bottoms-unzip each side up, then roll the window.
robbiecc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-16-2011, 08:36 AM   #20
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
just got a quote for $65..
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2011, 12:07 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
rudeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 220
Send a message via ICQ to rudeboy
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by rudeboy View Post
just got a quote for $65..
was talking to this company via email (i found them in the local Yellow Pages) turns out they're in freaking Maryland (i'm in Ohio...)

back to the drawing board i guess.
__________________
rb
http://appleblogz.com
'05 Wrangler X "Willys Edition" o|||||||o
rudeboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2011, 06:17 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Egypt, New Jersey
Posts: 18
Send a message via AIM to shamrock111
i would talk to your stealership because they didnt sell that color on anything else besides the willys edition

shamrock111 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
rear window , soft top , zipper

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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
Rear window foggin issue. Sgt.Shap YJ Tech Forum 4 06-22-2012 03:23 PM
2007 Wrangler Rear Window Door Bracket Tkidwell JK General Discussion Forum 0 08-03-2011 08:40 PM
2012 Wrangler Details ndrugby JK General Discussion Forum 64 07-17-2011 11:17 AM
Soft top rear window kicks bucket one stitch at a time. GoldenSahara00 TJ General Discussion Forum 8 06-07-2011 12:34 PM
rear plastic window rahra21 JK General Discussion Forum 8 10-22-2010 12:46 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.



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