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Jp90Talon 03-23-2010 06:12 PM

Upper 1/2 door window help needed!
 
I purchased some replacement skins to put on the oem frames. I have spent a decent amount of time staring at the oem uppers and am usually good at puzzles.... but I can not figure out a way to get the oem skins off of the frame short from cutting them off. Is there a way to get them off without cutting or is that the only option?

chucky cheese 03-23-2010 08:19 PM

Just posted on wolfens thread asking the same question. I cannot see how they would come off without cutting them. And how do the new ones go on? With velcro?

Jp90Talon 03-23-2010 08:24 PM

The ones I have are aftermarket and they are designed to slide in and some of the parts do have velcro. Now I just need to find a passenger side frame. I have one but the window is still in ok shape and really dont want to cut it up.

Here they are...

Replacement Upper Door Skins by Smittybilt and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

InfernoGirl 03-23-2010 08:54 PM

Really glad you asked this, as I have been wondering the same thing.... Geoff! Where are you?

cnolan76 03-23-2010 10:16 PM

I ended up cutting mine off. That seemed to be the only way they were coming off.

Geoff@Bestop 03-23-2010 10:50 PM

I've never seen this product. It's made by our good friends over at Smittybilt.

sparky 03-24-2010 10:28 AM

Backing up cnolan. I cut mine off as well. Only way, the originals were sewn onto the frame.

InfernoGirl 03-24-2010 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop (Post 580312)
I've never seen this product. It's made by our good friends over at Smittybilt.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_1XX_PG.htm

So you guys don't make these? :)

Geoff@Bestop 03-24-2010 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 580663)

No, we make the Replace-A-Top. We don't make the replacement skins that Jp90Talon is talking about.

Our customer support manager says this:
"The OEM fabric should be cut off. The Replace-A-Top fabric goes back on using Velcro and bad words."

I'd assume that the competition's replacement skins are sort of the same.

JK Note: Evidently you can NOT reskin a factory JK upper door. Something to do with heat-sealed plastic that just won't come apart.

InfernoGirl 03-24-2010 11:11 AM

Thanks Geoff! :) Do you guys make the entire upper (frame and skin)? I would go that route if you do. I love your products, and want to stay with them. I am going to need new uppers soon tho', my "glass" is getting pretty bad.

Geoff@Bestop 03-24-2010 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 580691)
Thanks Geoff! :) Do you guys make the entire upper (frame and skin)? I would go that route if you do. I love your products, and want to stay with them. I am going to need new uppers soon tho', my "glass" is getting pretty bad.

Of course.

InfernoGirl 03-24-2010 11:42 AM

Geoff, I've said it before, and I'll say it again...."You are the BEST!" Thanks buddy! :D


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