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Old 12-03-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Top Drip rail containers

I am trying to put the top down on 04 TJ I bought a month ago for the first time and need to know if there are any tricks in un-tucking the drip rail containers over the full doors. I have watched some video's and they are not having any trouble bending the tops lip from the jeep frame at the doors, where mine just does not want to give. It looks like the top is the original mopar top. Any advice on getting the top un-tucked at the doors would be a big help.Also what are the handles for on the roll bar above each door?
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:34 AM   #2
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I have to use pliers. As wide as possible, put tape on the faces where they will grip the fabric, and take it easy. Just pull down a little, then rotate up. Onec part of the strip is out of the channel, use your fingers to remove the rest.

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i have a sunrider so mine is in 2 sections but i just stick my finger in the track(rear of door) and try to pry down while pulling down on the drip rail part. is tight but once it's started it goes easy.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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Best time to do it is on a hot sunny day - the soft top is heaps more pliable when it has some heat in it.

When they are hard to move, wear garden gloves when you go to rotate the drip rail RETAINERS out - they will give you more grip and enable you to grab tighter.

Don't know if it makes a difference, but it's always the last thing I do when dropping the top.

Also, handles on roll bar would be aftermarket. Something to hang on to in those more extreme moments.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:56 AM   #5
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If you start with the back pieces first then push the FABRIC forward a little bit, it looses up the grip of the drip rail retainers and they come out pretty easy.

And when you go to put it back on, put the drip rail retainers on first, then do the back last as it's easier to pull it tight that way
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