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Old 06-19-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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Question embarrassed to have to ask

I have a 90 YJ. Took the hard top off for the summer, of course. When I put the soft top on, it took forever and didn't look quite right (stability-wise). This baby is pretty much a hodge podge of parts, so I can't even be sure I have the right top for this Jeep.

It doesn't bother me much now, but it's got to go up eventually... I pulled the carpets but haven't bedlined it yet. I'm pretty sure I assembled the whole damn thing wrong anyway. Can someone walk me through this or maybe point me toward an instructional video? I'm totally willing to admit I'm a moron, but spacial relations is not my strong suit.

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Old 06-19-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Maybe this install guide from Bestop will work for you. It's for their "Supertop" for the YJ, but it should be pretty universal.

http://bestop.com/installation_guides/51600.pdf

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Old 06-19-2010, 10:51 PM   #3
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is it a bestop soft top? if so, bestop's website has the instruction manuals available.
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is it a bestop soft top? if so, bestop's website has the instruction manuals available.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:53 PM   #5
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Is it a factory top or an aftermarket one.. or your not sure? Any pic's you can post of the problems area's? I had issue with mine, sounded like a gun going off in heavy winds... then I realize the foam was missing from the center bar over the sport bar.. that helped a lot..
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:15 PM   #6
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Thank you! I will check out that link right away. It's a Bestop and I actually have 2 sets of canvas, one black the other grey. I don't think I'm assembling the frame correctly. It doesn't make much noise, and it looks fine from the outside. But from the inside, it doesn't look lined up anywhere and when I close the hard doors, they bang up against the soft top frame. This Jeep has the diagonal roll bar, but all I've seen is instructions for those w/ the back seat bar too. This throws off my perception for some reason. I'll take pics tomorrow because it's dark now and I have a shit camera.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #7
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I'll take pics tomorrow
Yep! Otherwise we'll all be talking in circles. Post em up and we'll be able to help.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:08 PM   #8
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Here it is...terrible mess. Thoughts, comments, insults?
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:23 PM   #9
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wow yours is a lot differnt from mine and mine is a best top to for my 89. I am directionally challenged as well..good luck!!
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And I thought my hardtop was a PITA! Good luck!
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:52 PM   #11
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I might just have to locate the PO for a walk-through demo. Yes, Got Mud...HUGE PITA

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