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Unread 06-21-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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bikini top install

so this weekend i decided to buy a few things off of a guy parting out his jeep. i ended up getting a bikini top and wanted to install it in the next few days. my yj isn't a factory soft top so i don't have the rear footman loops to strap the bikini top too. can anyone show me the location of the footman loops?? also it looks to be that the top is held to the windshield with two snaps, is this correct?

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Unread 06-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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On my bikini top, I do not use the floot loops. The front part locks in the windsheild channel that holds the soft top. Then the straps lock around the roll bar. My snaps are on the side.

Check this out. They all have pdf direction. Just find the one that looks like yours.
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/124.pdf
Jeep Brief Tops - Quadratec
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Unread 06-21-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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okay yea i found those before, the big thing is where to place the footman loops that i bought. should come stock on a soft top of this year range. can anyone help with pictures?
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Unread 06-21-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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you need to determine the placement of the footman loops yourself depending on the length of the straps. different manufacturers have diff lengths. put the top on, run the end of the straps thru the buckle with 6 inches or thru the buckle and see where the fold of the strap ends up. usually somewhere on top of the inner fender near the tailgate.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 10:43 PM   #5
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I put the footman loops about an inch and a half from where the base of the rollbar meets the tub.

And with the snaps your supposed to drill into the windsheild frame and screw on the snaps, this is just for added safety so it doesnt fly off at high speeds. My soft top channel was too long so i couldn't screw the snaps into the frame so i did without and it stays on at highway speeds.

Ill see if i can get pics tomorrow.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 12:15 PM   #6
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anybody got pictures? or should i just measure it out and see how it looks. i got the bestop bikini by the way... not sure if that matters and or helps
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Unread 06-22-2010, 02:17 PM   #7
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do you have the channel? My channel was also to long so i put the snaps onto the channel...looks good works good what more can i ask for. As for the footman loops anywhere you feel like putting them is completly fine; as long as they are symmetrical you and have tension you should be fine Mine are on back on top about six inches from the tailgate of both side
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Unread 06-22-2010, 03:09 PM   #8
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I put the footman loops about an inch and a half from where the base of the rollbar meets the tub.
Ditto this. It's not very complicated. Make sure your straps reach and screw them down.
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