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Unread 05-03-2015, 08:42 AM   #1
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Hardtop question

Recently purchased a hardtop for my 93 wrangler. Bought the lange quick release kit to secure the hardtop to the jeep. Im a little concerned about the aluminum rivets that were supplied. Although they are good for anti corrosion they are not as strong as steel rivets or stainless steel rivets. Im concerned about corrosion because of storage outside during the spring and summer months. The latches appear to be made of steal and are not stainless. Anyone know of any other good hardware that won't be subject to corrosion and can withstand the stress?

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Unread 05-03-2015, 08:52 AM   #2
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shoot i use el cheap aluminum rivets and never had a problem with mine. think you are over thinking it.
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Unread 05-03-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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shoot i use el cheap aluminum rivets and never had a problem with mine. think you are over thinking it.
Agreed - The hardtop is almost completely held down by the "rail bolts" on each side - I drove my '91 for months with NO front attachments whatsoever at freeway speeds...
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Unread 05-03-2015, 09:48 AM   #4
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It doesn't rain enough in the summer to worry about corrosion.

Hell, it doesn't rain enough in the winter either!!
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Listen to what the canman says. You don't have to take it all word for word. But at least listen to the man. He knows his ****. Its a no BS straight to the point realistic approach to things. You may not like it. But someday you might have an Anticanman moment. Like you just had. I know I have. Hell I had 2 last week.
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Thanks for the replies. Now what about corrosion on the front latches when stored outside?
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Unread 05-03-2015, 09:49 AM   #6
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Just give them a little rubdown with gun oil before you store it and they'll be fine.
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Unread 05-03-2015, 09:57 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. I will begin riveting with the aluminum rivets and steel latches.
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