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post #1 of 10 Old 02-25-2009, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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dead horse question, upper sliders-soft top?

I know this has been brought up a gatrillion times- . I am in the position to purchase a super clean set of upper sliders really cheap( my soft uppers are held up by velcro and bungees- pretty sad). I searched here the other day for a couple hours about this and all I could find was that they wouldn't fit on the corners, I get that. My question has anyone filled in the corners, I'm thinking perhaps riviting some cut aluminum fillers? anybody have any experiance with this situation? Thanks

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-25-2009, 09:05 PM
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uhhh
what are you trying to do?
are you looking at a set of sliders with rounded corners and you have square corners and are trying to fill that gap?

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Yea, I don't know either.

You have: Hard top or soft top?

Are you looking for glass sliders for: Hard top or soft top?

They make glass slider soft uppers for soft tops, but only 1 company has made a soft upper half door for the factory hard top, and they are out of business.

Any other soft uppers you see for a hard top are for a bestop hard top.

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post #4 of 10 Old 02-25-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Exactly- I just want to fill in the corners, I don't take the top completly off (my 2 pale sons in back) so I was thinking I could fill the void by riviting in some pieces. I would just buy the sliders and sell them but the guy I am buying them from is a real nice guy and I feel like I would be screwing him- so I want to make them work.
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Sorry guys, I currently have a factory softtop, the sliders are for a hardtop. I don't know if they are stock or aftremarket, but are if super shape. I just got an A in English Comp- crazy huh, sorry I left out so many details.
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If the sliders are made out of Fiberglass I don't think it would be too difficult to fabricate square corners for them. A $15 fiberglass repair kit available anywhere and some patience is all you need.

If you've never worked with glass before, do a little reading before you dive in.

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I like the fiber corner idea, I am pretty sure I would ruin them though- I just want to fill in the corners on my top at the structural bracing for it. I wish I had the doors to look at and study to figure out if I can rig something up, but I have nothing to go off of. I don't even know if the will shut- HELP.
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sorry again- they are the fiberglass ones
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I think if you look at a hard top you could match the curve of it and make up card board for a test fit. Then make up the filler. Since you are working with the back of the back part of the door you should not have any problem with it closing on the filler.

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
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Thanks! I apprciate the help, wish me luck.
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