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TnDz TJ 05-08-2011 07:22 PM

Removing soft top from frame
I have two soft tops... one is jacked with an AWESOME frame... the other is and AWESOME top with a jacke up frame.

I need to swap the good frame to the good soft top.. the question is... how to I remove the top from the windshield header?

To I just remove the rivets from the frame bars on both side and use the one on the good top?

Seems like there are rivets or some sort of connection under the sewn fold of the top to the the windshield channel of the frame.

What is the correct way to accomplish my goal?


robbiecc 05-08-2011 09:07 PM

as i recall, my bar is screwed together. i had to sandwich the material between the 2 peices, tighten the screws, then fold/fit it over the front and over the top to conform to the shape of the bar.
hopefully this makes scense

Jerry Bransford 05-08-2011 09:09 PM

Unwrap the top from around the header to expose the 8-10 self-tapping screws that hold the fabric to the header. :)

robbiecc 05-08-2011 09:17 PM

^^^ that sounds familiar also. went to look, thought i still had the directions but if i do, who knows where they are

BestopTeam@Bestop 05-08-2011 09:20 PM

You can look up our directions for a Replace-A-Top. That's our replacement fabric for a factory frame, so it's the same as what you're doing. Go to, find the R-a-T for your Jeep, and you'll see install guides.

YouTube - Bestop Replace-A-Top Part 1

TnDz TJ 05-08-2011 11:20 PM

AWESOME!!! Thanks for the explanation and the video. I get on that tomorrow....

TnDz TJ 05-13-2011 08:17 AM

Well.... its not 'tomorrow'... but I got it done. Took me all of 30 minutes to swap it all out.... Got my frame under the newer soft top.... DONE!!!!

Thanks for all the help guys!!!!!

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