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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-26-2000, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Need help putting on soft top

This may be a stupid question, but how the heck do you get a soft top to fit onto a cj-5. It goes up no problem without the booms inside, but once I get the booms in, Neither the back nor 1 side can be snapped. Is there a trick or a certain order to put this thing on. I already ripped one of the seams trying to make it fit. Thanks in advance


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Re: Need help putting on soft top

Believe it or not, you should try this on a sunny hot day. It'll make quite a bit of difference. It's tight, but it should stretch without tearing. I thought the TJ's soft top would rip as well, so we abandoned the project for a better day and it went right up.

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Jeepn is right, I had a heck of a time getting on when it was cold out. Also I put 1 snap on eachside then put the front channel in. I went around and snapped everything else.

Do it on a sunny day. Let the top warm up some.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-27-2000, 12:49 PM
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Re: Need help putting on soft top

Button it all down before you move the bows into place. Extend the rear bow first, then move it back. Have a friend pull down on the top while you snap to get the door bars in. Do this on a sunny day like the other guys suggested. It will stretch.

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