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gafarmer 01-01-2011 06:36 PM

Soft top question
 
I have a 94 with a besttop supertop. Can I fold up the top with the fabric on it and leave it on the jeep and drive it? The weather is warming up here in the daytime and it would be nice to go topless for a while.

Tarby 01-01-2011 07:52 PM

Yeah. If you go to Bestop website, you used to be able to download the instruction sheets for the top you have and print em and keep em in your glove box.

bc3_Jeep 01-01-2011 09:13 PM

Yes you can.....I did this perpetually with my 89YJ...... factory top.....but similar set up.......keeps those sudden storms from becoming lotsa trouble.....

gafarmer 01-01-2011 09:47 PM

Looked to me like you could, i figured just take out side windows, fold down top, and then roll it up and strap with the rear window roll straps. Is that about right?

Geoff@Bestop 01-03-2011 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by gafarmer (Post 958658)
Looked to me like you could, i figured just take out side windows, fold down top, and then roll it up and strap with the rear window roll straps. Is that about right?

Sounds right to me! I thought you guys were getting tons of snow and nasty weather.

gafarmer 01-03-2011 10:40 PM

Thanks Geoff. We have had great weather in South GA. The weekend was high 60's, to low 70's. Right now it has cooled back off to around 35, one thing about winter in south GA, if you don't like the temperature, just wait 15 minutes.

GavinDubai 01-04-2011 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by gafarmer (Post 958307)
I have a 94 with a besttop supertop. Can I fold up the top with the fabric on it and leave it on the jeep and drive it? The weather is warming up here in the daytime and it would be nice to go topless for a while.

Sure thing. I drive with mine down all the time. Just make sure to tuck it in properly at the tailgate. I would strongly advise you not to unzip the back window, leave the plastic rail in that crosses the tail gate. Just release the corners, unclip the centre bar and follow the rest as you would normally do.

tim2 01-04-2011 05:10 AM

I guess my YJ is missing the part along the tail gate as there is nothing to hook the rear window to on the tail gate...... Anyone have a pic of this part or an idea of were I can get one?? My bakck window just hangs inside the gate now and man does it get wet when it rains.

Geoff@Bestop 01-04-2011 10:46 AM

Tim: There's a tailgate bar that spans across the the Jeep, right above the tailgate. It connects to the rear corner brackets on your YJ. You can buy it from just about any of the retailers.

tim2 01-04-2011 02:16 PM

That must be what I am missing. The center portion over the gate has nothing to hook onto and it just hangs there. Guess I better start looking around to try and find one of these brackets. Thanks Geoff

scott howard 01-04-2011 10:27 PM

tim if you need a pic of what Geoff is talking about just pm me your email and i will send them to ya.

tim2 01-05-2011 07:02 AM

Geoff & Scott, I did the research on these parts and I DO have them mounted correctly on my YJ. The problem I have is the center of the rear window just hangs there and is normally on the inside of the gate allowing water inside the tub area. How does the center portion of the top secure to keep it outside the tub and keep the water out?? Right now it just hangs there.

tim2 01-05-2011 09:49 AM

I found out what is going on with the rain getting in. I called Bestop, when my top was installed the paint shop removed the seal from the long bracket and glued it to the rear gate. The seal now needs to be replaced and hopefully it will seal enough to keep out some rain. Bestop also said they should have replacement hardware for their tops sometime this spring that will help with the sealing of the rear gate. Thanks for all of your help.


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