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Hey there. My 2001 TJ came with a hard top and I recently bought a soft top getting ready for spring. Now it came with all the hardware, I am just wondering if there are any big tips you have for me and about how much time I'm looking at. Also, the hardware is assembled, it is just not mounted in the jeep. Hope you all have a good day. Howdy from Wyoming!
 

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Our 2000 Jeep came with both the hard & soft tops on it
(the soft top is still inside it too).

Hopefully you also have the 2 plastic pieces that fit around
the door openings? They look like a big "J" and have a large
plastic knob & screw.

We just installed a hoist in our barn in Colorado so we can easily
remove the hard-top (it's amazingly heavy) and enjoy the soft top.

Once you install the soft top, you can fold it down carefully and then
set the hard-top back on. It does take up a bit of room inside, but
it's a jeep - it's tight inside anyways. :doh:

The hardest part is remembering to cap the rear washer hose so you
don't squirt the fluid on your friends in the back seat. :rofl:
 

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I do have that stuff. Great to hear on cap for wiper. Do I need to Kerry rig something up or does it new to be specific? Also, any others who have tips are greatly appreciated.
 

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I do have that stuff. Great to hear on cap for wiper. Do I need to Kerry rig something up or does it new to be specific? Also, any others who have tips are greatly appreciated.
On mine, there is a tip attached to the window washer hose.
I unplug the hardtop wiring harness for the wiper, and then
separate the washer hose - on mine there is a plastic plug on a plastic
leash that I then push into the hose to block it off.

As another tip: I have a strap that I attach to the bottom of the
rear window that is tied to both of the rear hoist lines. This keeps the
rear window from opening once you get it off. If the window opens
it will through off the balance and cause the hard top to tip backwards.
The whole hardtop weights probably 150-200 lbs.
 
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