Re: soft top problems
I agree with jps4ever... I have a bestop on my 99, and it's nice to be able to unzip the sides, remove the doors, and roll-up the back window. That leaves you with a little top material around the rear corners, and you can cover it back up in minutes in the rain.
I also have a full bikini top that utilizes the "header" as mentioned above. It looks great once it's installed, but it is a pain in the rear. To begin with, the header is difficult to install properly...it has to be snapped in the original top slots, then tightened down with a 1/2" socket or wrench. So it's not a quick on, quick off kinda thing..... then you have to deal with all the straps.... I'd look very seriously at the bestop.....
Just my 2 cents worth.....and whaddayaknow, it was free!