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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2002, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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TJ soft top question, one more time

OK guys, I ripping the hard top off tonight. I have the two plastic things that go to the rollbar, and the two pieces that hold the rear curtain in. Is that it? The front clamps down like a convertable, and the fasteners are already on the top?
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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.

Good luck

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Re: TJ soft top question, one more time

Unfortunately, I do not have the owners manual. I should be able to figure it out though, right? This is my fourth Jeep, but my first TJ, so I am not familiar with the top. I guess I can grab somebody who has a soft top.
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Re: TJ soft top question, one more time

That sucks. It really isn't that hard, I've never dealt with anything but a TJ top, so I don't know what the other tops were like. I'm going away for the weekend - so no internet, however if you really get stumped:

a) there are plenty of other TJ owners
b) wait until Tuesday, let me know and I can scan the relevant sections of the owners manual and e-mail them to you.

Again - Good Luck and have a great weekend.

Rob
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Re: TJ soft top question, one more time

awesome, thanks. The weather going to be great this weekend, so I should be ok.
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Re: TJ soft top question, one more time

not that this is an ethical solution to your dilemma....
go to a used car lot, check out some of the tj's there, when the crook isnt looking, hork the users manual. use the excuse of your wife/girlfriend/mistress wants a jeep and you want to surprise them.

just an idea
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Re: TJ soft top question, one more time

Sneaky....I like it!
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