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post #16 of 27 Old 10-05-2011, 05:11 PM
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The welding clamps are a bit much some small c-clamps would be easier to put in and not stick out as much.
I have kwit kit that I was going to use for my cj.The top went away so I am going to use it on the wife's yj.

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post #17 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 10:46 AM
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I don't see a problem with reviving old threads with current ideas, after all that is what keeps forums going right?
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post #18 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 03:26 PM
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I just used hex bolts, washers, and wing nuts. The wing nuts are the perfect size under the rails so that they catch and do not spin when tightening the bolt. I believe I went with 3/8x1.5.
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post #19 of 27 Old 10-06-2011, 04:16 PM
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good idea

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #20 of 27 Old 10-07-2011, 06:53 AM
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This Kwik kit part number is specifically for your YJ.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13022_00.htm
The quadratec kit costs $57.

You should be able to make your own for less than that. The latches are $9 each from McMaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com), PN 1864A23. The rest of the hardware (pip rivots, nuts and bolts) should be less than $20.

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post #21 of 27 Old 10-07-2011, 11:35 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Unive...Q5fAccessories

ive been pondering getting some for my hardtop ... they look easy enough
I got these shortly after I bought my Jeep. If anyone ends up getting them, just dab a little anti-seize on the threads before you tighten them down. Mine oxidized just enough that it made each of them a bear to get off.

Lesson learned...other than that they are great. Mine came with washers that were coated with rubber on one side to go against the lip of the hardtop.
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post #22 of 27 Old 10-07-2011, 02:39 PM
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The quadratec kit costs $57.

You should be able to make your own for less than that. The latches are $9 each from McMaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com), PN 1864A23. The rest of the hardware (pip rivots, nuts and bolts) should be less than $20.
Thanks. You can get the Lange instructions here to install these:
http://www.langeoriginals.com/langeZ...products_id=56

I just installed the windshield clamps (from McM) and use regular old bolts, washers and factory rectangle nuts from the softop in the rear.

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post #23 of 27 Old 11-29-2011, 09:40 AM
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Found that Fastenal carries these latches, in stainless steel, for $6 each.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0719421&ucst=t

Little cheaper than the McM ones. Plus stainless rather than nickle plated. For us NE guys who store their hard tops outside...

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post #24 of 27 Old 11-29-2011, 09:50 AM
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As stated before, I use the wing nut hex bolt method. would have went with EYE bolts but couldnt find the right ones.

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post #25 of 27 Old 03-21-2012, 10:36 AM
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old thread I know. But would TJ latches work on the YJ hard top?
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post #26 of 27 Old 09-03-2013, 05:16 PM
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has any body seen just the clamps for the windshield part i already have the quick bolts
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post #27 of 27 Old 09-03-2013, 06:41 PM
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Would these quick latches effect in anyway a summer soft top mounting?
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