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Old 03-29-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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Soft top rear window zipper

Well its warming up here, it was like 78 today and its time to put my hardtop in storage and bust out the ol rag top, problem is I broke my zipper tab (the thing you actually hold on to, to zip it up) it broke right off I need a new one and I can't find anything strong enough, the ones I bought all bent and didn't mesh the teeth together on the zipper. I'm not having any luck with the 3 I have tried any suggestions?

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Try using a small Key ring. Just the round pc you put your keys onto.

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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all mine broke, I just hold the zipper without the tab, its annoying
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:34 AM   #4
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Well when he says it does not mesh the teeth together I assume he is missing the whole pull tab so there is nothing left to grab onto or hook a key ring to???Here is a link to some.Jeep Zipper, eBay Motors, Jewelry Watches items on eBay.com If you go to and local canvas,upholstery shop,boat marina shop,tent store or even like Bass Pro Shop you are looking for a #10 YKK zipper head.JEEP Sliders|Pulls ~ #10 Nylon Coil Zippers ~ Black - eBay (item 260160237786 end time Apr-06-09 05:33:34 PDT)
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:06 AM   #5
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Well when he says it does not mesh the teeth together I assume he is missing the whole pull tab so there is nothing left to grab onto or hook a key ring to???Here is a link to some.Jeep Zipper, eBay Motors, Jewelry Watches items on eBay.com If you go to and local canvas,upholstery shop,boat marina shop,tent store or even like Bass Pro Shop you are looking for a #10 YKK zipper head.JEEP Sliders|Pulls ~ #10 Nylon Coil Zippers ~ Black - eBay (item 260160237786 end time Apr-06-09 05:33:34 PDT)
Perfect you hit the nail on the head, thanks for the help guys I didn't explain it very well, yeah the entire thing broke not just the tab
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:12 PM   #6
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I just got that kit in yesterday. It took me all of 5 minutes to put it on and zip up my back glass!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:44 PM   #7
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I just got that kit in yesterday. It took me all of 5 minutes to put it on and zip up my back glass!
Which one did you get?
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:42 AM   #8
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I am posting this off of my phone so I don't know how to post a link. Just go to eBay and search for wrangler rear window zipper sliders. Make sure that you get the #10c zipper sliders. If you can't find it, I will post the link tonight when I get home.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:16 PM   #9
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Rear window zipper too

My zipper pull came off on Saturday and when trying to put it back on I broke it on Sunday. So I came here to see what I needed to do and I went on Monday to an upholstery place and got the #10 black zipper pull.

The guy cut the stop off the right side of the soft top zipper and then slid the pull on backwards and moved it around to the left side and then put a new stop over on the right.

He didn't charge me and so I gave him a $20 and thanked him. It looked good yesterday so I didn't mess with it until tonight.

Wouldn't you know it did not work. I was able to get it started zipping with the rear window but it was tight. I used silicone which made it a little easier but as I zipped I noticed the teeth weren't meshig so it was not working and still will not work.

So what now? Have a whole new zipper sewn into the top and onto the back window to match (the guy said it has probably shrunk and will most likely be a problem) or do I look at getting a new top or just go with a used hard top.

I am so disgusted with it right now I'd sell it for the right offer (kidding sorta) but we are gonna get rain the next 3 days. I have my bbq grill cover half assed in there to stop the rain from getting in some but I can't drive it like that LOL.

What about a shop in MD that specializes in Wrangler soft top issues? I am really desperate now.

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i just put a new top on my yj and they all broak and i just called best top and they r going to send me new ones i dont know how old your top is but alot of times if you just call the place that makes the top and tell them how much you love your top they will send you new zips it only cost them like 10c so they dont really care

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