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05-03-2013 10:20 PM
Modestmar97tj
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Originally Posted by solman View Post
Heres a shot of mine with the windsheild down. This was from last week when I welded up my trail cage
Yeah really nice cage!
05-03-2013 11:15 AM
bbeep
Putting down the windshield on a 2012 wrangler

#1 How hard is it to put down a windshield on a 2012 Jeep wrangler

#2 Can one person do it by themselves?

#3 How long does it take

#4 You would have no mirrors with it down and no doors

If anyone puts their windshield down and takes a pic of each step
I will turn it into a video for you tube

02-09-2012 04:40 PM
Roman1_16 What size are the bolts?
02-08-2012 10:12 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by Hammerdown

May be you really want one of these?
Haha yessss
02-08-2012 05:52 PM
Hammerdown
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Originally Posted by Roman1_16 View Post
How can I get em out? I really wanna take the windshield down.
May be you really want one of these?

02-08-2012 05:45 PM
jcmstrickers yep rustoleum black
02-08-2012 05:23 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by jcmstrickers
Can't help you with the windshield, but removing the carpet was the first thing I did. Took about 30 second s. I also truck bed lined mine. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Black I assume?
02-04-2012 08:07 PM
solman Thanks,
Its the BTF cage kit. Everything fit very good, I had to do a little bit of grinding but thats to be expected. The best part is that the kit was only a little ove $300 shipped to my door
02-04-2012 08:03 PM
Coastiejeep Solman, I like that cage.
02-04-2012 07:00 PM
solman Heres a shot of mine with the windsheild down. This was from last week when I welded up my trail cage
02-04-2012 06:36 PM
SirGeorgeKillian
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Originally Posted by Kevbz View Post
That has to be the dumbest bolt on the TJ, i played like he'll finding a T-50 security, good call on vice grips

If you take a small punch and a hammer you can turn any security torx into a regular one. A non security torx is much stronger than a security one...
02-04-2012 06:17 PM
Yocarney Anyone got a picture of where the torx bolt s for the windshield grab while it is down, stripped mine pretty bad maybe i can get then out from behind?
01-21-2012 10:06 AM
Kevbz If you leave the bars connecting the cage to the upper windshield then you have two bars sticking out when the shield is down, kinda funny looking, and easy to bend if someone grabs it to get in, that's why I suggested using taking the t-50 out and removing those if going windshield down.

And I think he only took the bottom two out, or tried... But for clarity, of the three bolts on each upper hinge the top two flush torx hold the windshield to the hinge, the bottom button head torx holds it to the tub, restricting its hinge movement.

(on each side) Bottom button head torx and two torx holding bar at the top (by the visor) are the minimum need to fold the windshield.

Hope you get your striped ones out ok.
01-21-2012 12:42 AM
DevilDogDoc And now put all those torx you took out of the windshield frame back in and take out just the lower ones you didn't take out. If you drop the windshield the way it is now, it will fall off and dent your hood. All that's needed is the wipers, the bottom torx on each side and the bars that connect the cage to the windshield. On a side note, don't be suprised if it starts leaking water around the bottom of the windshield after you do get it down. They tend to rip when folded.
01-20-2012 10:42 PM
freeskier You shouldn't need to mess with the security torx. Two regular torx bolts hold the crossbar to the b pillar, just remove those.
01-20-2012 10:40 PM
BLK00TJ Funny thing is I only removed it so I could take off my rollbar padding without cutting it off. I ended up tossing the padding anyway.
01-20-2012 10:38 PM
Kevbz That has to be the dumbest bolt on the TJ, i played like he'll finding a T-50 security, good call on vice grips
01-20-2012 10:35 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by Kevbz View Post
And once you get the shield down you need a security torx T-50 to remove the bars from the cage (the ones bolted to the top of shield, they kinda stick out and bounce around once the shield is down. That was my hardest bolt to loosen. I could only find a Allen key style t-50 and litterly had to use a 2' pipe as a breaker bar... All the way out.
I used a nice set of vise-grips to remove that security bolt and then replaced that bolt with hex I bought at the hardware store.
01-20-2012 10:19 PM
Kevbz And once you get the shield down you need a security torx T-50 to remove the bars from the cage (the ones bolted to the top of shield, they kinda stick out and bounce around once the shield is down. That was my hardest bolt to loosen. I could only find a Allen key style t-50 and litterly had to use a 2' pipe as a breaker bar... All the way out.

Easy out is the way to go on those stripped out ones like suggested, I personally suck at using them though, never had good luck.
01-20-2012 07:32 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by Roman1_16 View Post
How can I get em out? I really wanna take the windshield down.
I had to use an EZ out to get them out and replace the bolts.
01-20-2012 07:25 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ
Yeah, those torx bolts on the tub are made of the softest possible metal. And to make it better, those cheaply made bolts are like $6 a pop at the stealership. I had to replace a bunch for when I made the mistake of trying to use mirror movers.
How can I get em out? I really wanna take the windshield down.
01-20-2012 07:15 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by Roman1_16 View Post
Ok results are, 2 stripped bolts and a bruise from the drill. I think I'll keep it up for the time being.
Yeah, those torx bolts on the tub are made of the softest possible metal. And to make it better, those cheaply made bolts are like $6 a pop at the stealership. I had to replace a bunch for when I made the mistake of trying to use mirror movers.
01-20-2012 06:28 PM
Roman1_16 Ok results are, 2 stripped bolts and a bruise from the drill. I think I'll keep it up for the time being.
01-20-2012 12:28 AM
MNTNGOAT
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Originally Posted by NewMoparGuy View Post
MAKE SURE you lift the wiper arm off the windsheild before attempting to slide the tab out or it will bend....
thanks thats what i was trying to say. u said it much better than i did.
01-19-2012 08:55 PM
Westbrook If you have your owners manual there are instructions how to do this believe it or not.
01-19-2012 07:09 PM
NewMoparGuy
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Originally Posted by MNTNGOAT View Post
in order to pull that tab out you just have to pull the wipers up. ya know like away from the window. then pull the lil tab out. and the roll cage bols should be under the padding. take all the padding and the door surrounds off then u should be able to see them. should be 2 each side atached to the windshield.
MAKE SURE you lift the wiper arm off the windsheild before attempting to slide the tab out or it will bend....
01-19-2012 06:06 PM
MNTNGOAT
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Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
Remove that black torx bolt on each side of the windshield, remove wipers, and remove A to B pillar crossbars on either side. At base of the wipers there is a tab you slide out and then just pull the arm off. When you have the windshield down check the bottom lip for rust and fix accordingly.
in order to pull that tab out you just have to pull the wipers up. ya know like away from the window. then pull the lil tab out. and the roll cage bols should be under the padding. take all the padding and the door surrounds off then u should be able to see them. should be 2 each side atached to the windshield.
01-19-2012 05:54 PM
freeskier Remove that black torx bolt on each side of the windshield, remove wipers, and remove A to B pillar crossbars on either side. At base of the wipers there is a tab you slide out and then just pull the arm off. When you have the windshield down check the bottom lip for rust and fix accordingly.
01-19-2012 05:38 PM
Rpkittle I'm interested to know as well for when I go to the drive in movie theater
01-19-2012 05:38 PM
jcmstrickers Can't help you with the windshield, but removing the carpet was the first thing I did. Took about 30 second s. I also truck bed lined mine. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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