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pking911 05-11-2010 11:13 AM

soft top repair
 
ok, so the passenger side of my soft top, the stitching has come loose and it is making more noise than normal.

thing some strong epoxy would hold it together?
its the length of the door frame so far, I hope it doesn't go further.

Jerry Bransford 05-11-2010 11:18 AM

I would remove the top & take it to a boat canvas repair shop to have it stiched up/reinforced in that area. Any shop like that could take care of it in just a few minutes & it would be stronger than how it left the factory after they got through with it. :)

InfernoGirl 05-11-2010 12:00 PM

Go to the hobby store, get a leather stitching awl, and you can stitch it up yourself. I did both sides of mine where the front clips go into the door surrounds. It takes a few minutes but it's the best $17.00 I've spent on the Jeep so far... :)

mrcarcrazy 05-11-2010 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 621276)
Go to the hobby store, get a leather stitching awl, and you can stitch it up yourself. I did both sides of mine where the front clips go into the door surrounds. It takes a few minutes but it's the best $17.00 I've spent on the Jeep so far... :)

You're all sew happy on your Jeep aren't you?

N39-W120 05-11-2010 01:33 PM

The rest of the stitching will soon fail. Like Jerry said, take it to a top shop and have the whole thing re-stitched. I had it done on my old 87 and paid the guy 75 bucks, although that was about 1991, it still should be reasonable.

InfernoGirl 05-11-2010 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy (Post 621354)
You're all sew happy on your Jeep aren't you?

:rofl: Hey, a girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do..... ;)

pking911 05-11-2010 07:07 PM

any ideas on repair places in B'ham alabama? UGH!@

pking911 05-13-2010 04:57 PM

searching has turned up nil.

/sadpanda

JDsDream 05-13-2010 06:19 PM

check upholstery shops. If they can stitch leather, they can stitch your top. Also try shoe repair they have machines that can handle that weight and thickness.

ski0rb0ard 05-13-2010 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 621276)
Go to the hobby store, get a leather stitching awl, and you can stitch it up yourself. I did both sides of mine where the front clips go into the door surrounds. It takes a few minutes but it's the best $17.00 I've spent on the Jeep so far... :)


Mine is tearing (not on the stitching, just tearing) at the front on both sides maybe an inch or two from the windshield. Both tears are maybe 2 inches long coming up from the doors. Could I fix it with this?

birdhunter 05-13-2010 06:30 PM

Call the places that rent (sell)tents and awnings
If they dont do it they will now who does the repairs


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