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Unread 11-02-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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What are these holes for?



The holes were there when I bought the jeep. I'm into the body work now and need to know if I should weld them up or not. I plan to run a soft top w/ soft upper door when I'm done. Are the holes for a weather strip that is missing?

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Unread 11-02-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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Yes. There is a plastic bracket that goes there.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/11033_07.htm
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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Thank you!!
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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^He speaks the truth

You can't run a factory soft top without them.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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Well now I have another question...I plan on buying a complete after market top not a factory top. Will I still need the holes/brackets?
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #6
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This page will let you see all the parts and how they mount.

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/outland...p-hardware.htm
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Unread 11-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #7
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It depends on the brand of soft top. Although typically no, I do not believe they are required. Mine weren't until I installed a factory with soft uppers.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 02:35 PM   #8
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I wouldn't weld them up. Even if you get an aftermarket top there will be somethign that goes there and it will be designed to replace the factory plastic that screws into those holes.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #9
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I wouldn't weld them up. Even if you get an aftermarket top there will be somethign that goes there and it will be designed to replace the factory plastic that screws into those holes.
My Bestop Sunrider doesn't have anything that goes there, and the holes on mine are still closed from the factory.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 04:03 PM   #10
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Interesting post. I have a BestTop soft-top. would there be any advantages adding the strips as JBOLTY stated?
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On my top (whick I think is an OEM frame) those brackets hold the upper part of the window surround. I would guess having them or not would depend on the top make and model..
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Unread 11-02-2011, 04:11 PM   #12
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I have a Bestop soft top and use the plastic strips that came with the jeep when I bought it. I am assuming they help with keeping out water and helping it seal up right. Mine is fairly quiet (if there is such a thing ) for a soft top compared to other older YJs with soft tops I have driven and ridden in.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #13
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Window, not top.

I think those are more about what type of window you mount on the door than about the top you use. That plastic piece is a baffle that helps the window piece keep the rain out. I'm sure somebody can send a pic of what you need, exactly - if they have not already?

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The holes were there when I bought the jeep. I'm into the body work now and need to know if I should weld them up or not. I plan to run a soft top w/ soft upper door when I'm done. Are the holes for a weather strip that is missing?
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Unread 11-02-2011, 05:42 PM   #14
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Well I am not sure about those holes but my 95 does NOT have anything like that. Now mine came with full doors so that could be the difference. Maybe if you have 1/2 doors you may need something else.

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Unread 11-02-2011, 06:22 PM   #15
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how much were those grab bars and where did you get them?
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