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Old 06-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Twisted top frame???

I have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport - soft-top.

In 2010 I purchased a new Bestop top for my Jeep. The old one was showing some wear. I bought a new top (including back and rear windows), and had a family friend install it (he also does custom upholstery, and had installed several Jeep tops).

Summer 2011 - I notice that the stitching over the roll-bar is starting to pull. The overlap is stretched, and I posted pictures on here. Thanks to the advice of people on here, I requested a replacement top, which Quadratec shipped me at no cost.

Summer 2012 - The stitching is starting to pull again. Same problem as last year.

So... a couple thoughts:

* The guy who installed in 2011 did something to the frame. However, with his experience, I don't believe that. Plus, locking the top in place is no more difficult now than when I had the old top.

* The frame was defective early on, but the original top was so stretched that it had relaxed.

* I'm jinxed and both tops are faulty.


So, is there a way to determine if the top is twisted/kinked/"off" in some way?

Any other thoughts/suggestions?

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Just a bump...

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Comparing pictures of your top and other Jeeps with the same top? Checking the elasticity of your top against other Jeeps with the same top by poking it? Sorry I'm not help
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I'm going to take the top down and look for anything misshapen. No idea what else to do...
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