Stuipd TJ windshield question
So I recently sold my much loved 84 CJ-7 and bought an 02 TJ Sahara. Overall am enjoying the improved ride and much reduced maintenance, but miss and crave the simplicity of the CJ.
Today I lowered the TJ windshield for the first time. To begin with required taking out 6 torx bolts vs just unscrewing hand turn knobs. Then I pushed on the windshield - doesn't budge - push a little harder - windshield goes down, but oops, I snapped the top of the plastic windshield pillar molding on both sides of the interior of the windshield.
The potentially stupid question is how did that happen? See attached photo- seemed like the design was that there is a rubber joint there where the windshield plastic molding would separate from the rest of the plastic "door frame". I can only guess that somehow it was attached and that the design is such that you are supposed to remove the whole door frame as well if you want to lower the windshield?
Well I guess I've solved that problem- doesn't seem like having snapped the top of that piece is going to have any impact so am going to leave it be.
Wonder also if anyone else is also annoyed by the fact that design seems to have changed from CJ to TJ such that rain drips off the top of the full doors into my lap and off the back of the factory soft top into the rear of the tub, whereas on my CJ in both cases the majority of the rain would drip outside the tub and only what blew in would come in.