Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum > Hardtop gaskets?

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Hardtop gaskets? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-25-2012 10:34 PM
Ibuildembig
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcseang View Post
ibuildembig, i can tell you the the topper tape on the sides may not be factory, but the three other parts i mentioned are. i have no leaks /wind noises so i cant complain.
btw i dig your style and builds
Thanks! Take some pics of those pieces when you get time .....you have me really curious now
04-25-2012 09:02 PM
redmanwalking Thanks for everyone's help.
04-25-2012 09:00 PM
mcseang you got it, imo i would use the topper tape from napa on the sides, when you put the corner ones in be careful and watch what you are doing as they have to fit into the w/shield frame correctly to prevent leaks. one last tip is to have a small child sit on the front edge of the top to seat it down firmly to the w/s frame before you run the self tappers
04-25-2012 08:49 PM
redmanwalking
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcseang View Post
there is a weatherstrip that runs between the top and the length of the w/shield frame, then the two corner ones go on the top front corners and if installed correct also fit around the corners of the w/shield frame too. finally on the sides buy a roll of topper tape from napa and apply to the sides
To make sure I've got it right: One strip on the front of the frame, 2 large rubber pieces that go on the corner of the windshield frame, and the optional gasket along the length of the top.

Looks like I am missing every single piece mentioned. No wonder it makes so much noise.
04-25-2012 08:41 PM
mcseang ibuildembig, i can tell you the the topper tape on the sides may not be factory, but the three other parts i mentioned are. i have no leaks /wind noises so i cant complain.
btw i dig your style and builds
04-25-2012 08:35 PM
Ibuildembig ^^^ I've never seen that, but would love to
04-25-2012 08:33 PM
mcseang there is a weatherstrip that runs between the top and the length of the w/shield frame, then the two corner ones go on the top front corners and if installed correct also fit around the corners of the w/shield frame too. finally on the sides buy a roll of topper tape from napa and apply to the sides
04-25-2012 04:06 PM
Jerricho Just go get some weather stripping form your local hardware store. Works just as good as any of that aftermarket junk, and costs $2.50 instead of $25.
04-25-2012 03:43 PM
Ibuildembig I guess but 99 percent of the ones I remove that have those is because they haven't been put on correctly. From the factory, there wasn't any material that I know of.
04-25-2012 03:36 PM
Jeeplover1 The gasket is mainly for squeeking and rubbing
04-25-2012 02:47 PM
Ibuildembig If its put on correctly there is no need for gasket material.
04-25-2012 02:45 PM
chuck172 I'd like to know too. I remember the old days with pickup truck caps, there used to be a roll of flat, chewing gum like material that came in a roll. I'd remove the covering paper and apply. It was about 1" wide.
Now-a-days, I think suppliers sell strips of gasket material for like $30.00.
04-25-2012 12:08 PM
redmanwalking Anyone? Anyone? Bueller, Bueller.
04-24-2012 09:22 PM
redmanwalking
Hardtop gaskets?

I finally got a YJ last month and the first thing I did was remove the hardtop and didn't pay any attention while doing it. Can anyone tell me what is used to seal the top to the Jeep? I see these corner gaskets for sale on a few sites and I have no clue where they go. If they were on my Jeep they are gone now. Also looks like there is a strip that goes between the base of the top and the Jeep.

I noticed the top whistled a lot when I got it, the owner told me he didn't have all the bolts/screws in. Not a big deal but I plan on having the top on for the 3 hour drive to the Outer Banks this summer. All that whistling will only drive my wife nuts...

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC