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Old 07-07-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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Windshield down!

Is it okay to tie down my windshield with a ziptie if the fastest I will be traveling is 30-35mph? I don't have the strap but I have plenty of Zipties!

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I would say yes. If you aren't sure, put 2 or 3 on it. Go for it!

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I dropped the window in my YJ way back and it messed with the seals. Water kept getting into the jeep. I'll never do it again.
Maybe it was because the jeep was older. Don't know
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I always wanted to try it but never wanted to take the chance on the seal
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I always wanted to try it but never wanted to take the chance on the seal
Somebody warned me too
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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I drop my windshield all the time. However, I would stuff a folded fleece blanket or something soft between the windshield and the hood. It keeps things from banging around if you are on the trails.

Oh, and I never had any problems with the seals leaking after I put the windshield up.
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I drop my windshield all the time. However, I would stuff a folded fleece blanket or something soft between the windshield and the hood. It keeps things from banging around if you are on the trails.

Oh, and I never had any problems with the seals leaking after I put the windshield up.
Ditto, no problems here. Just clean the seal and put some rubber restore on it to keep it clean since Im sure its never been off the metal before.

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post some pictures of it down
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I got a cowl scoop too so i don't thinking can fold it down even if I wanted too
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I got a cowl scoop too so i don't thinking can fold it down even if I wanted too
It would fit down over the cowl.
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It would fit down over the cowl.
Would it? I've never tried that's why I say that. But it's always looked tall to me like it would rest on that instead of the bump plug things
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Would it? I've never tried that's why I say that. But it's always looked tall to me like it would rest on that instead of the bump plug things
Think your right, set something soft to keep it raised over the cowl.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:32 AM   #13
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Think your right, set something soft to keep it raised over the cowl.

Sweet flats yo got
Yeah. I might try it. Thanks! I just put them on. I love them!
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What all is required to lay the windshield down? On a TJ.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:29 PM   #15
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nothing. just torx heads and a wrench. I think mine had some of the wrong bolts in it though. haha. its very easy.
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I dropped down the winshield 20 years ago on my first Jeep YJ and after that got wet feet at every rainstorm. I even replaced the seal, but with no efect. For sure i will never fold down the widshield of my TJ. By the way even with 30 mph my sunglasses felt like contact lenses

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nothing. just torx heads and a wrench. I think mine had some of the wrong bolts in it though. haha. its very easy.
Which bolts come off the top cuz I know mine is connected to the rollcage.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:31 PM   #18
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I fold mine down a lot but usually when cruising the beach and back roads.
I'm not sure of the legality of it but last year I did it in town and passed a cop and thought for sure he's stop me for something but he did not. My mirrors are attached to the windshield so they're useless when it's down so I pulled over and put it back up. I've never had a problem with the seal.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:37 PM   #19
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I drop my windshield all the time. However, I would stuff a folded fleece blanket or something soft between the windshield and the hood. It keeps things from banging around if you are on the trails.
I wonder how strong the window glue is with the weight of it when facing down. Mine has been replaced twice (once because of a rock and once a turkey).
I have this, most likely unfounded fear that if I hit a big bump it might drop out.
I like the blanket idea for this fear of mine which is most likely a non-issue.
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Folded it down and tied it with an old dog collar and it worked like a charm. Will post pics once I get back to it!! And I put a washcloth between the windshield and the hood
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:10 PM   #21
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there should be bolts from the cage to the window frame...2 on each side if i remember correctly.,
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There are also two safety bolts on the hinge that have to be removed. They are the only two bolts not flush.

Also when you drop it I guarantee you will find some light rust along the bottom lip if the frame. Sand it down and hit it with some paint.
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Usually in the summer I remove the two side roll bars and use a twist knob on the windshield so that I can drop the windshiled quick without tools.
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Usually in the summer I remove the two side roll bars and use a twist knob on the windshield so that I can drop the windshiled quick without tools.
Do you have pictures of this ?
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Do you have pictures of this ?
It came off the underside of a riding lawnmower's flip up seat. It's the bolt that attaches the seat. Luckily I work at the county recycling center and we get lot of old mowers in. I'm sure you could get a bolt and rig one up and you might be able to buy it or something similar.

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It came off the underside of a riding lawnmower. Luckily I work at the county recycling center and we get lot of old mowers in.
I'm sure you could get a bolt and rig one up though.
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Looks great!
I may have to get me a hinge mirror just for this. It may be one of them things where you legally can do it but you need a mirror.
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I dropped down the winshield 20 years ago on my first Jeep YJ and after that got wet feet at every rainstorm. I even replaced the seal, but with no efect. For sure i will never fold down the widshield of my TJ. By the way even with 30 mph my sunglasses felt like contact lenses

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Lol.. you catch my earlier post? Same deal with my Yj. It was bad. Not worth even trying on my Tj
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Well looks like it can be done

Looks awesome but kinda weird all rolled into one

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