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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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well i put the new top that the insurance company paid for[img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] on about two months ago, in a heated garage. since insurance money paid for it i got what i could buy, which was the pavement end's replay top(or something like that). it was tough to get on (tight), which gave me the impression that it would stay tight. now that the weather is getting nice i've noticed that it's sagging badly between the windshield and the crossbar of my rollcage. is there anything i can do or build to fix this? any info is always appreciated. thanks ahead of time! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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i forgot to ask if anyone had pics. if so please post. thanks again!
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Re: sagging top

I don't have any pics but I have heard people using pvc pipes cut to length and bracing them between the roll bar and windshield frame to create a bow, seems 2 or 3 is better than 1. Other than that I dont know of anything on the market. My supertop allows you to adjust tension as the top softens up, I don't know about others though. I ditch the softtop altogether during summer so I generally don't worry about it too much.
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Re: sagging top

Try this website: http://www.skidplates.com/top_prop.htm
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Re: sagging top

I've had my PE top since the day I got my Jeep, didn't really know much bout anyting else and hte dealer hsip I got it from bought it for me to put on when I got home, mine isn't saggin and its been a lil over 2 years. Still looks brand new. I am not complaining, yet.....Here is the only clean pic I have of my Top.........
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Re: sagging top

pvc is a cool idea, but i also like the concept of the "prop-top" thingy (but definetly not worth 40 bucks). Mox, that's what mine looks like when you look at it from the sides too(only mine is tan), and it's holding up great so far, it's just the top is sagging really badly, and i don't know why. I'm gonna have to take some action and fab up something to hold up my top like the "prop-top." thanks for all the info though all!
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Re: sagging top

You can buy adjustable spreader bars for the back frame. I know quadratec.com sells them for about 25.00 a pair.
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Re: sagging top

i really don't think that the rear adjustable spreader bars are going to help because the top's still tight in the back, it's in the front where it's sagging
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Re: sagging top

It's tension on the rear bow that hold the front tight.

I'm wondering, since you said it was hard to fit new, if you bent or broke one of the spreader bar brackets or the stop on a spreader bar.
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my top uses something like foam pipe insulation along the top aspect of the bows
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