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Old 01-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Zippers on rear window

Somehow or another the pull tabs that zip in the rear window got broken. I called the dealer and he suggested I buy a new roof! No hardly! Has anybody else had this problem and if so how were you able to remedy the problem?

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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are you talking about the piece of string used to pull the zipper?

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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I wish! No the zipper itself!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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Any boating top repair shop will be able to replace the part of the zipper that broke. It's really just a big YKK zipper which is used in everything from convertible tops to sleeping bags. And depending on what part of the zipper broke, it's possible you can even find the parts in a yardage store, many carry YKK zipper repair kits.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Oh sh*t!!! That sucks i have no idea
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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We do have a boating shop here in town, I'll check it out, thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:07 PM   #7
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All you need to do is replace the slider. You need a YKK#10 slider and a new cripm on stop. Ebay has kits and here Jeep Zipper Sliders
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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jeepit.com sells new slider kits,plus some great mirror brackets for doors off use
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #9
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Thanks Neil F.! I'll let you all know how it turns out!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:00 AM   #10
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Amazon also sells them cheap. #10 slider as Neil F. stated. Unfortunately, Once the teeth wears out or is bent on the softop or windows, new zippers are also deemed worthless. I gave up on running my softtop for the time being even in 30 degree nights. Currently safari top/CRES combo. Fixing to p/u a trail cover on CL today for the rainy days when parked. Luckily it's been 60-70 degrees sunny so far the past few weeks. Make sure you lube it well with a lubricant like Burt's beeswax or similar once the new zipper is installed.
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I purchased my jeep used and the rear window zippers were very dirty and difficult to open. I cleaned them and still had trouble with driver side zipper. It was severely corroded and falling apart. I bought the Jeepit replacement part and realized that my problem was the top's half of the zipper end. My only choices were zipper repair/replacement or another top. I found a local canvas shop that replaces Jeep window zippers for about $100. They were out of the standard two-way zipper and offered me two one-way zippers ending in the top middle. I accepted that because i usually use the "safari" top all summer. The rear window rolled up is just as good as out to me.
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I have the sliders I ordered from jeep it but I can't get the darn things on!
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I have the sliders I ordered from jeep it but I can't get the darn things on!
you may have to pry the sides apart to fit it on the teeth(I used a large flat screwdriver), then use pliers and squeeze it back.
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you may have to pry the sides apart to fit it on the teeth(I used a large flat screwdriver), then use pliers and squeeze it back.
Be careful, zipper sliders are made from a soft metal, and tend to break very easily.

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