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Old 10-03-2016, 09:28 PM
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Black Straps that run from rear bow frame to mid bow frame

My newly purchased 2012 JK 2 door I believe had the original top. I replaced it with a new best top sail top. in the process i found that the black cloth straps that run from each side of the top of the rear bow to the top of the mid bow where wrotten. After pricing the cost of a new bow frame I decided to try installing the top with out them. Seams like the only purpose is to pull the rear bow up when putting the top back up from the down position. I know i can probably find away to replace them with out replacing the whole frame. do I really need to?

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Old 10-05-2016, 03:33 PM   #2
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I had the straps on my TJ tear out at the rear bow. I got a rivet tool and re-attached them. Easy job.

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Old 10-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #3
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The straps on my former 2005 TJ tore around where the rivets held them to the mid-bar. I went to my local upholsterer. He replaced the torn straps with much better material and used sheet metal screws. Its new owner is probably much happier.
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