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ok I got a padded bikini top with the TJ but it has straps and some velcro round the roll bars....how does the front go on? Is there a thread for this?????
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Depends which one you purchased as well. If it's Bestop and it only covers front and passenger, then you need the header mentioned above. If it's the safari bikini, which covers front and rear seats, you'll need a windshield channel that you must drill. Smittybilt has very inexpensive safari style bikini tops in which you DON'T need to drill, but need to purchase header identical to the one "wavebacktothetj" is talking about. Again, smittybilt bikini tops are way cheaper $$$ than Bestop. I've had both by the way.....currently have the smittybilt one....
 

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Thanks....I dont want my junk flappin in the breeze....LOL
GUESS IF YOU DONT HAVE THAT STIFF THING UP FRONT IT JUST WONT WORK....
 

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ok can anyone post some pics of this bar for the softtop? how it attaches and all that jazz? Yeah I know the wise crackers will come outta the woodwork...LOL
 

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If it's Bestop and it only covers front and passenger, then you need the header mentioned above. If it's the safari bikini, which covers front and rear seats, you'll need a windshield channel that you must drill.
This is not precisely correct. You can get a no-drill Safari style Bikini top. We sell both the no-drill and the drill-in windshield headers. You do need to make sure the Bikini top goes with the windshield channel it was designed for: they are not interchangeable.
 

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ok I got a padded bikini top with the TJ but it has straps and some velcro round the roll bars....how does the front go on? Is there a thread for this?????
I'm not sure I can answer this unless I see a picture of your Bikini top. There are a lot of different ones out there, and they all attach to the windshield in slightly different ways, depending on who made it (Mopar, Bestop, etc.).
 

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This is not precisely correct. You can get a no-drill Safari style Bikini top. We sell both the no-drill and the drill-in windshield headers. You do need to make sure the Bikini top goes with the windshield channel it was designed for: they are not interchangeable.
Ahh! Good to know! I was always under the impression Bestop didn't offer the no-drill windshield header for safari bikini....thanks for clearing that up for me.....:D
 

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ok I got a padded bikini top with the TJ but it has straps and some velcro round the roll bars....how does the front go on? Is there a thread for this?????
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Waaaaayyy too many things to twist around in that statement!!!
Good post!
 

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Thanks....I dont want my junk flappin in the breeze....LOL
GUESS IF YOU DONT HAVE THAT STIFF THING UP FRONT IT JUST WONT WORK....
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

OMFG! Stop already!
You're gonna get me in trouble!
 

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no drill header for my '04 sport has 2 1/2 inch head screws that tighten clamps into where the latches for the soft top usually go. Have to remove and reinstall every time between soft top and bikini top. Once you have everything (assuming that yours attaches same as mine) have had the best luck LOOSELY attaching straps over speakers first, than tucking front into no drill header,than pulling just tight enough to give it shape, than tucking sides with velcro or door surrounds, pull back straps tight, and than last step is the center strap to the footman loop on windshield.
 

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ROTFLMAO.....I wanted to leave the floor open for a few smart ass comments just to make this a not tech-geek thread.....Thanks for the info and the harassment. Like the man said "Ya gotta pay for your education". I will try to post a pic later this weekend of the jeep top (just to clerify...LOL)
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