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Unread 08-31-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
D-Rock86
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Hard Top Help!?

I just bought a hard top and hard uppers yesterday for $300... this is my first jeep and I thought it was a pretty good deal? I never put one on before and realized that there is no way to attach it to the windshield frame! It looks like there used to be a plastic piece that ran along the inside of the hard top and attached with 6-8 screws. I looked at the back and found a Steel Horse sticker. Upon internet searching, it seems that this is not the most reputable brand of hard tops. I was wondering if anyone has ever used the qwick kits that have the two hard top latches that tension down and if you think that I could fabricate those onto it as a solution. I am running a 94 yj btw. Any other suggestions would be helpful... there is a large draft when driving and a lot of wind noise... so I know something needs to get fixed.

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Unread 08-31-2011, 07:41 PM   #2
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I got the Kwik Kit, but, I only used the windshield latches. They work great, just don't know how the SH front lip looks, so, I don't know if it will work or not. I have the factory hardtop.

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Unread 09-01-2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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anybody else ever have this issue?
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Unread 09-06-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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The hardtop doesn't need to be attached at the windshield. Just run a strip of gasket on the top of the frame and install the hardtop. The body mounts are more thaen enough to hold it in place. There is a channel for the soft tops.
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Unread 09-06-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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^^^ the only problem with that is, the front of the hard top will rub, squeak and such because, the windshield frame and top are not connected. You're right, the 8 bolts on the tub will keep it put, but, wind and rain can get in between the hardtop and windshield frame, force the top up, and make noise and get you wet as well.

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Unread 09-06-2011, 06:52 PM   #6
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That's how ours was when we got it. Just using the bolts in the back to hold it down. Did some research and found out there used to be a strip of metal that was used to attach the hardtop to the windshield w/some rubber seal between. PO used duct tape which he said worked great. Forgot to mention needing ears plus....WOW!
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