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Old 06-23-2015, 12:55 PM
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Soft Top hardware

So, I bought a bikini top, and I have a soft top from my jeeps PO. However; I do not have of the channels for it. Just have the top cross bars. After a few hours of google I am just gonna ask. Can I buy the other parts for a soft top without buying the entire hardware kit?

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I found those, in my ignorance did not realize that is what I was looking for. Do you think you would be able to tell me what parts I need/what part does what?
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I found those, in my ignorance did not realize that is what I was looking for. Do you think you would be able to tell me what parts I need/what part does what?
Just order the windshield bikini top channel that goes with the year of your jeep. It's an easy install. Mine was two pieces.
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So, I bought a bikini top, and I have a soft top from my jeeps PO. However; I do not have of the channels for it. Just have the top cross bars. After a few hours of google I am just gonna ask. Can I buy the other parts for a soft top without buying the entire hardware kit?
take a photo of what you are missing or what you have on the jeep so we can determine
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:58 AM
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[/IMG]http:// http://i1116.photobucket.com...093320_860.jpg

I cannot get the image to upload. I have the cross bars^ , but don't know what channels/clips I need.
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oh SNAP!

OK, while we're talkin' soft tops, tell me about replacing the snaps that go in the channel above the doors. My wife thinks that if I replace the broken ones so that we had more than two on each side the popping of the top would go away. When you're driving and hold your hand on the top (to keep it close to the channel) it does tend to make the ride quieter.
I have found replacement snaps on Amazon. I think that it was $15 for 5 or so. Do I just slide the new ones into a groove on the upper door channels?

For information, it is a Rugged Ridge replacement top that the PO installed about a year ago. It seems to be of acceptable construction, but nowhere near the quality of the soft top on our JK.
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OK, while we're talkin' soft tops, tell me about replacing the snaps that go in the channel above the doors. My wife thinks that if I replace the broken ones so that we had more than two on each side the popping of the top would go away. When you're driving and hold your hand on the top (to keep it close to the channel) it does tend to make the ride quieter. I have found replacement snaps on Amazon. I think that it was $15 for 5 or so. Do I just slide the new ones into a groove on the upper door channels? For information, it is a Rugged Ridge replacement top that the PO installed about a year ago. It seems to be of acceptable construction, but nowhere near the quality of the soft top on our JK.
I don't know about the ones on Amazon, but I bought some from Quadratec and they just slide on and snap down into the channel. Very simple.

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