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Old 09-30-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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How to Remove Softtop YJ

Hey everyone,

I have searched YouTube, Google and our own WF without any luck on how to remove the softtop on my YJ. Seems like lots of info/videos on the newer models, but not the YJs

Any tips or tricks on how to remove it and put it back on?

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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Are you talking complete removal, or just taking it up and taking it down? To take the whole thing off(frame/canvas) first, take it down about half way and roll the canvas around the front and rear frame supports(i just find this keeps the whole thing tidy), in the back of the channel where the frame bars slide forward and backward, there should be a small plastic pin that keeps you from pulling the whole frame back too far. Remove this pin, and slide the while frame all the way back. Each bar in the frame has a small tab that holds it in there. Just past where you removed the pin, there is a small section where the channel enlarges. The tabs on the bars need to slide all the way back to this point and can then be removed. An assistant can help with this, but is not necessary, it's just kind of an awkward/large shaped object to hold up.

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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Hey Cronz,

Just wanna take it down so i can do some final days driving with the top down.

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When taking it down(assuming Windows are already taken off and rear rolled and buttoned up), i find it easiest to start at The rear, remove corners from thier channels, then unbutton snaps over The cab, you can then pull The whole thing forward and inch or two so The front channel comes out easier. I then fold The front half back and. lower The tension bars. Then begin sliding backwards from The center framework. Gently tuck in folds as you bring The whole assembly down. Both vertical bars should lean back and slide forward at the same time. The forward door channels will collapse and be parallel with The rest of The framework. Mine has a couple of straps that goes over The whole thing and slips into the channel for the Windows. If that's confusing, I'll post up a video or some pics
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:30 AM   #5
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hey Cronz,

Its been raining here almost everyday I was able to get the windows off the doors, and unzip the back quarter windows, and get the rear window rolled up.

I can see how the tension bars wanna go back, but its that darn front part where the top meets up with the windshield that has me confused.

Oh yea if could post a few pics or hell ya a video (searched youtube nothing for the YJ) that would rock.

So far two weeks and 500 miles, why didn't I buy a Wrangler 20 years ago? lol

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I'm in the similar boat. Just got a best top Supertop installed on my 93 YJ and want to take it down since it's been sitting on it for a few days to stretch out. I think I understand how to do it, but if you guys have a video, that'd be great. Visual learner x.x

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