post #1 of Old 11-01-2006, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hard top bolts

Anyone know where I can get a bolt set for my hard top, or can tell we what hardware I would need to piock up form the local lowe's. I seem to remember some clips but really recall. I can't seem to locate them and I 'd like to get the top on.


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Regular old bolts, nuts, and washers will work fine.
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http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...=2&catalogid=2

Screws are $1.23
Nuts are $2.24.

x6 each.

You'd be much better off going to the hardware store...
The only thing about the factory nuts are that do not need a wrench due to the way they set under the rail...
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Oh yeah, It had a square bolt that locked in underneath the rail. I think I'll go the hardware store route. Thanx for the help.

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Do yourself a favor and order OEM stuff from jeepsareus (www.jeepsareus.com)
They don't cost much, and starting a hex nut underneath the rail is just a bunch of pi$$ing around.
The factory part also has a plastic clip that keeps the nut in place.
Be patient and do it right.
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Or get the quick release kit that allows you do install and remove without tools.

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i got some big ole eye bolts and wing nuts for the bottom. and a set or washers for the top.

put a wahser on the eyebolt so it doesnt dig out the hole in the ahrd top, then put the wing nut under the lip and turn the eye bolt, the wing nut will brace itself in place, and the ye bolt is big enough to tunrn with your hand. i think i got 1/4th inch bolts. also, they rpoovide a handy tie-down spot

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i got some big ole eye bolts and wing nuts for the bottom. and a set or washers for the top.

put a wahser on the eyebolt so it doesnt dig out the hole in the ahrd top, then put the wing nut under the lip and turn the eye bolt
Yep, for as often as you pop it on and off this is a good route to go.

You can also use 2 nuts, one on top and underneat to set the height of the eye bolt and orientation..

I've tried those clamps pictured above, they work but you really gotta tighten them alot. Also with bolts the top "parks" itself in the perfect spot every time. When I had the clamps on i noticed the top wasnt always in the perfect spot.

I bought my top with no bolts and 4 dollars later Im happy as a pig in poop
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