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Re: TJ soft top question, one more time
The top should have two bars attached to it. On the end of the two bars are the plastic "clips" that attach to a bracket on the roll bar.
I'm not quite sure what you are referring to about the two pieces that hold the rear curtain in. Unless you mean the metal bracket type things that bolt/screw to the body. You should also have a metal bar with rubber tabs on them that runs through the bottom of the rear window and is held in place by velcro. The rubber tabs slide into the metal brackets mentioned earlier.
Hopefully you've got the owner's manual, it actually has a pretty good write up on how to switch tops. I used that the first couple of times, then I started to learn little time saving tips and efficiencies. Hard to describe really, because I just do it naturally now.
Take note - when you are removing the hard top, the two torx screws just behind the seats have a removeable nut. Be careful not to drop the nut into the seat belt collector just beneath it. Never happened to me, but came close a couple of times.