Congratulations on getting 14 years out of the top. But I'm thinking of that gum commercial where they take your old piece away so you buy something new. Maybe we should go around taking soft tops?
NavyChief is exactly right. Snaps are not built to an exact standard, so you may just have a size issue. The repair kit has the snaps and the "bolts," so should get you going.
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. I'm not positive why you have a side rail - wouldn't the snaps just go right on the body?
Geoff @ Bestop