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05-07-2009 10:43 AM
sgnellett If you can't find a convertible top shop to do the work, try a boat canvas store, depending on how busy they are, they might welcome the work! That's who I had replace my rear window zipper, quick & cheap!
05-07-2009 08:14 AM
Jaxs1stJeep
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Originally Posted by daanbc View Post
I used a screw and one of those u-shaped lock nuts-(the kind you bend over somthing then screw it together as the screw tightens it press the metal prongs together. I then used some crazy glue to harden the rest of the threads, and burnt off the loose ends. Been holding since i bought the jeep.
OH!

threads as in cloth thread.....

I thought you were putting crazy glue on the thread of the screw. Couldn't figure out why you'd do that.
05-05-2009 03:17 PM
evilray I just had to fix the exact same problem on mine. All I did was to find an outdoor rated heavy duty thread and double it over, then used a strong curved needle and a pair of needle-nosed pliers to go through the existing holes in the plastic. It took a little while, but it was cheap, still looks stock, and if youre tall enough you dont have to remove the top to do it. Ill try to get pics up if it ever stops raining.
05-05-2009 03:12 PM
daanbc
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Originally Posted by daanbc View Post
I used a screw and one of those u-shaped lock nuts-(the kind you bend over somthing then screw it together as the screw tightens it press the metal prongs together. I then used some crazy glue to harden the rest of the threads, and burnt off the loose ends. Been holding since i bought the jeep.
Pic's
05-05-2009 03:06 PM
daanbc I used a screw and one of those u-shaped lock nuts-(the kind you bend over somthing then screw it together as the screw tightens it press the metal prongs together. I then used some crazy glue to harden the rest of the threads, and burnt off the loose ends. Been holding since i bought the jeep.
05-05-2009 02:01 PM
Cory Any upholstery shop should be able to tackle that problem. $150 sounds steep... Should be less than an hour job with next to no materials needed. $40 tops..
05-05-2009 01:46 PM
N39-W120
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Yeah, I called a shop. They want $150 and said they need the Jeep all day cause they'd have to completely take off the top.
And that's a problem?... Sorry... couldn't resist... Take the top off yourself, drop it off, take the day off and cruise!
05-05-2009 01:42 PM
Jaxs1stJeep Rapid Classic Plier Stapler Chrome by Office Depot



Hummmmmm...........I wonder.
05-05-2009 01:42 PM
Jaxs1stJeep
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Originally Posted by N39-W120 View Post
A top shop should be able to re-sew that.... Had it done with my old 87 and thay had no problems with the hard plastics. I recall it being less than $100, but that was about 1991.
Yeah, I called a shop. They want $150 and said they need the Jeep all day cause they'd have to completely take off the top.
05-05-2009 01:40 PM
N39-W120 A top shop should be able to re-sew that.... Had it done with my old 87 and thay had no problems with the hard plastics. I recall it being less than $100, but that was about 1991.
05-05-2009 01:09 PM
CajunHiker I've got the same problem with a YJ top except its the windshield rail. Please post a fix if you find one.
05-05-2009 01:00 PM
Jaxs1stJeep
Drip rails coming unsewed -- Anyone got a fix?

Yeah, this is becoming a problem.

I'm up for suggestions if anyone has tackled this same problem.

I don't know what to use in order to pierce the plastic.





I know it's about time for a new roof, but DAMN they're expensive!!

TIA

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