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KBR97 11-18-2008 03:15 PM

removing factory soft windows???
 
Ok so the jeep has the new Besttop already on but the soft windows need to be put on now.

How do the factory ones come off the frame?? They seem to be sowed on, and the new ones have velcro. Do the old ones need to be cut off??

Levinoss 11-18-2008 03:21 PM

You are talking about the side rear windows right? They should just have a zipper.....if not take a picture for us because iv never seen windows sewn onto the top.

this is a tj right?

KBR97 11-18-2008 03:34 PM

yeah its a tj, but im talking about the front windows. I have the soft uppers from the factory still on. I wanna remove them and put the new aftermarket ones on.
The old windows dont seem to be able to come of the window frame without cutting though.

Levinoss 11-18-2008 03:39 PM

You are talking about the half door uppers?

I'm not sure about from factory so mine must be after market because mine has Velcro.

JCS05Rubi 11-18-2008 05:26 PM

The three rear windows have zippers and velcro.

The front windows, if they are half doors (meaning your door is bottom half metal, top half fabric) just lift out. Open the door, grab the fabric on both sides, and pull straight up.

If you have metal doors, than you gotta take your trim panel off and all that.

KBR97 11-18-2008 05:33 PM

Im trying to put "NEW" upper windows in the front doors.
I found this link at the besttop website. The old ones do need to be cut in order to remove them and install the new windows.

http://www.bestop.com/installation_guides/79124.pdf

HkdOnJP 11-18-2008 08:19 PM

yes you cut the stitching

richp 11-18-2008 11:13 PM

The factory OEM half door uppers are sewed on from the factory, yes they need to be removed with a sharp object of your choice.

whiteyj 11-19-2008 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by g0tink87 (Post 283982)
yeah its a tj, but im talking about the front windows. I have the soft uppers from the factory still on. I wanna remove them and put the new aftermarket ones on.
The old windows dont seem to be able to come of the window frame without cutting though.

Yes, the OEM skins need to be cut off the frames.

agphotosnatj 11-19-2008 11:37 AM

If you're putting new skins on your door uppers get 'em warm. The plastic and fabric relaxes and it's easier to horse 'em over that last corner. I think you'll like them. I skinned my uppers last year. Noise wise they seemed a bit quieter than stock.


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