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Old 04-28-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Safari Top rear strap installation

Hello, so I recently got a jeep, came with a bestop bikini top, but no windshield channel. I already bought the windshield channel, and I found a safari top on Craigslist for $30 bucks. I tried installing it today and I was stuck with the rear straps and buckles.

I downloaded the installation manual for a bestop safari top, but if I only go down to the rear seatbelt holder, I get a long strap remaining on the buckle. I didn't find a bestop tag on it, so it's probably not a bestop. Any of you have a similar top and any tips on how to wrap these straps?

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Rear straps should go around the mounting post for the rear seat belts (the upper, shoulder part). I do them in a figure 8 pattern and do a bit of a twist. That helps keep them from coming loose while driving. I have maybe 2-3" of strap left after tightening them down.

Mine is a Bestop.

There should also be a long strap attached to a flap on the underside about halfway back on the safari top. This is meant to go around the back of the center cage hoop. The strap itself will run to the footman loop at the top of the windshield channel and go through the buckle and gets tightened. I actually have a good bit of excess strap here so I make a small knot with it, to keep it tight while driving.

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Rear straps should go around the mounting post for the rear seat belts (the upper, shoulder part). I do them in a figure 8 pattern and do a bit of a twist. That helps keep them from coming loose while driving. I have maybe 2-3" of strap left after tightening them down.

Mine is a Bestop.

There should also be a long strap attached to a flap on the underside about halfway back on the safari top. This is meant to go around the back of the center cage hoop. The strap itself will run to the footman loop at the top of the windshield channel and go through the buckle and gets tightened. I actually have a good bit of excess strap here so I make a small knot with it, to keep it tight while driving.
Thanks for the reply, I tried this at first, but I was left with about 2 feet of excess strap on each roll bar.

I'm fine on the center one that goes through the footman loop....
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:30 AM   #4
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Just a thought but maybe the top you got on cragslist is for an LJ
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