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Old 03-23-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Upper 1/2 door window help needed!

I purchased some replacement skins to put on the oem frames. I have spent a decent amount of time staring at the oem uppers and am usually good at puzzles.... but I can not figure out a way to get the oem skins off of the frame short from cutting them off. Is there a way to get them off without cutting or is that the only option?

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Old 03-23-2010, 07:19 PM   #2
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Just posted on wolfens thread asking the same question. I cannot see how they would come off without cutting them. And how do the new ones go on? With velcro?

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Old 03-23-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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The ones I have are aftermarket and they are designed to slide in and some of the parts do have velcro. Now I just need to find a passenger side frame. I have one but the window is still in ok shape and really dont want to cut it up.

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Replacement Upper Door Skins by Smittybilt and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:54 PM   #4
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Really glad you asked this, as I have been wondering the same thing.... Geoff! Where are you?
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:16 PM   #5
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I ended up cutting mine off. That seemed to be the only way they were coming off.
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I've never seen this product. It's made by our good friends over at Smittybilt.
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Backing up cnolan. I cut mine off as well. Only way, the originals were sewn onto the frame.
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I've never seen this product. It's made by our good friends over at Smittybilt.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_1XX_PG.htm

So you guys don't make these?
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No, we make the Replace-A-Top. We don't make the replacement skins that Jp90Talon is talking about.

Our customer support manager says this:
"The OEM fabric should be cut off. The Replace-A-Top fabric goes back on using Velcro and bad words."

I'd assume that the competition's replacement skins are sort of the same.

JK Note: Evidently you can NOT reskin a factory JK upper door. Something to do with heat-sealed plastic that just won't come apart.
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Thanks Geoff! Do you guys make the entire upper (frame and skin)? I would go that route if you do. I love your products, and want to stay with them. I am going to need new uppers soon tho', my "glass" is getting pretty bad.
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Thanks Geoff! Do you guys make the entire upper (frame and skin)? I would go that route if you do. I love your products, and want to stay with them. I am going to need new uppers soon tho', my "glass" is getting pretty bad.
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Geoff, I've said it before, and I'll say it again...."You are the BEST!" Thanks buddy!

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