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TalkIsJeep 04-07-2011 07:28 PM

BesTop Bikini Top Compatibility?
Hey guys I was just cruising craigslist and someone is selling a strapless bikini top with a windshield channel for 35 bucks. I went on the bestop website and according to the part number from the picture it's made for a 97-02 Wrangler..and they don't make them for newer wranglers. Does anyone have any experience with, or know off hand if this would fit something newer? I have an '05 Unlimited...if I can put it on with little or no modification I think I'll pick it up..

Jerry Bransford 04-07-2011 07:55 PM

If the windshield channel (also commonly called the header) is the type the requires you drill holes into the windshield frame for its mounting screws, which is actually the type I prefer, it won't fit your '05 without extra work. The plastic trim around the inside of the windhield frame is in the way for that type of header. I made that type of header work with my '04 but it took a while which involved removing the plastic trim from the top of the windshield frame. I was able to replace the plastic back over the top of the new channel with some extra work.

TalkIsJeep 04-07-2011 08:01 PM

Thanks a lot Jerry, just checked it out and it is the drill in style..I appreciate the help!

jeepr 04-07-2011 10:13 PM

They have a no drill style that works pretty well.

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