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post #1 of 4 Old 08-20-2013, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

I have a question about the Jeep factory whitco tops, specifically where what snaps to what on the rear most bow. there are two straps that go down to something on the body I assume (my CJ7 does not have any) and then there are two short straps that look like they capture the rear bow, but snapping to the bow itself or back to themselves? I can see that the rear and side windows all have short straps to hold them when they are rolled up, but the remaining routing of straps I cannot figure out for sure. Any old school guys out there remember the "right way" to do these?


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post #2 of 4 Old 08-20-2013, 02:43 PM
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I though the straps went from the back bar to the corners. In the 2nd pic, I have a bracket in each corner and the 1st picture shows that strap actually wrapped around the rollbar (which I think is wrong). I want to say that the top snaps to the back bar and has short straps to allow the rear windows to be rolled up. Hope it helps a little


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post #3 of 4 Old 08-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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Spward, those straps go through the footmans loops on the corner
OP, those 2 short straps go to 2 snaps on the rear bow.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-20-2013, 05:56 PM
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Here's a pic from a Whitco installation manual I still have from my replacement top back in the day.

The long straps hold the bow taught to the corner footman loops.

Short straps sewn into the back of the top and at the corners, wrap around the bow and snap to it at the corners. There is also some short straps that are about a foot in length that gives you the ability to roll up the rear window and snap the strap into a loop to hold it in place also.

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