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I know this is going to sound really stupid, but I might be picking up a hard top for my '87 YJ this weekend and the current owner claims he does not have any of the hardware for it. I never had a hard top, so don't know what hardware I will need. I'd like to get it before I go to his house so that I can actually put it on my Jeep and drive home with it. I would imagine I will need some nuts and bolts, but if anyone can give me a rundown of what exactly i need and if i will be able to just pick it up in home depot or a similar store, i would really appreciate it. Thanks

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Re: Hard top

yes that is probably what he is talking about.. take some C clamps.. those type that are big and flat.. they use them for truck tops.. but get them small enough for your jeep.. or heck.. just use any C clamps you can find.. vice grips work well too..
he might also be talking about the rear hatch hinges.. but take something to hold it onto the jeep..

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Re: Hard top

back to top, picking it up tommorow morning, need advice on how to secure it to my jeep for the ride home, the current owner does not have any hardware for it. Thanks

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The sides are bolted on with bolts. The stock ones have a flat nut that goes on the bottom. Look at your Jeep along both side rails and you will know approx what size and how many you need. The front lip fits down on the windshield frame and is secured with simple "sheetmetal looking screws". Once again, look and see if the top of your windshield has pre-drilled holes and use those for comparison. I believe this info should work for your YJ. I have a CJ but I use YJ doors and a hardtop. Good Luck. Chad

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One more thing. When you get everything settled, do yourself a big favor. Go to Wal-mart and buy some of the adhesive truck campertop padding ( approx. $2.00). It comes in rolls and works great to seal the hard top to the jeep and helps prevent damage. Chad

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