OK, so I recently bought a 99 TJ for a deal I couldn't pass up ($5k and has only 94K miles on it). That being said, there are some cosmetic things that needed addressing but I was fine with that since I already had been through the beautification process once before with my previous 06 TJ. One simple (I thought) fix was replacing the top. After purchasing a replacement OEM top, and removing the old one, I realized the hardware was completely different than my old stock hardware. There were no door surrounds and instead had these metal brackets. It was leaking at the door contacts because of this. The header was also not the factory one with the screw holes, but had a groove where a plastic flap was inserted. After some research it appears to be the Bestop Supertop hardware and a Sunrider top:
So I bought some factory door surrounds and a factory header thinking that would solve the problem, but then I realized the buttons don't match up exactly on the back bow and there is no hole for the pull pin on the door surround to go into. Does anyone know where I can buy just the factory bow assembly, without the door surrounds, header, and tailgate pieces? See picture below. Since I have already bought the header and surrounds separate I am assuming (praying) just the bows are available by themselves. Or does anyone think rigging this pivot bracket to the current bow might be a workable solution for the pull pin connection?:
Bestop 319.95 - Bestop® Passenger Side Main Pivot Bracket for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ with Sunrider - Quadratec
I'm now annoyingly kicking myself that I didn't just buy the complete assembly kit to begin with :banghead:
Any help is much appreciated.