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Unread 06-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
ScottHerman
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Bestop Soft Door Fix

We enjoy taking trips with the doors off, and we got a set of Bestop soft doors for rain. At highway speeds, the top of the door separates from the body by about two inches. The first time a semi passed me, I thought the doors were coming off! After much trial and error, I found a cheap, easy and effective fix.

I got a grommet kit and installed grommets in the top front corner of each door top. I tied a 1/16" cord to the frame of each door and threaded them through the grommet. When we're going to be traveling at highway speeds, I simply tie the strings together. I used a figure-eight-on-a-bight to make a loop in one string and I use a modified trucker's hitch to join them, so that tension is maintained. This fixed the problem.

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Unread 06-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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I understand the problem, and I think I understand your solution.

So you hve a cord going clear across the car, side to side ?

Can't you secure it with a small bungee to the sunvisor, or some such ,
and avoid the side-to-side cord?
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Unread 06-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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Sure. I considered that, but the more I looked at it the more I realized it would be easier to get the exact tension I wanted with a cord connecting the two. I use them so seldom that it didn't make sense to invest a lot of time and effort into a fix. The frame of the door is covered in such a way that attaching directly to it would have put tension on the fabric, which I wanted to avoid by using the grommets. Also, I like knots so that solution suited me personally. When I did it, I was actually planning on going with a bungee, but this worked so well I didn't see a reason.
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