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Old 05-25-2015, 10:38 AM
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Rear bow spreader bar mount

The spreader bar mount to the rear bow on my YJ top rusted off as pictured. Is it possible to buy just the mount and rivet it on or at least just the rear bow? The rest of the hardware is in good condition and don't want to replace it all. Any time I get someone that sells frame parts they say to buy new spreader bars which wouldn't fix anything. I either need a whole new rear bow or worst case, new full set of top hardware. I'm open to fabricating something as well which I'm guessing I might have to do. Already tried all the local junk yards for some scrap.

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I just bought a couple of aluminum tubes the length needed. Flattened both ends and drilled holes, and used wing nuts to hold the bar in place. It's easy to remove to go topless.

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Didn't even think about just drilling through the rear bow. Cheapest and easiest solution.
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I have the same problem with one of mine. One of the rivets rusted off. Easy fix but another problem was the bar end wore thru my soft top. I bought new adjustable bars and plan to rivet the bracket back on. Also plan to cover whatever part that makes contact with my new top with some type of padded cover.
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