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Unread 03-15-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Installing a soft top

Ive done some searching on how to install a soft top but Ive had no luck. Its getting warm out and its time for the hard top to go. However, this is my first time putting up the soft top and Im having a hard time installing all of the brackets for the top. Does anyone have any pictures or instructions on how to set up the brackets or "cage" for the soft top?

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Unread 03-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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you will need door surrounds along with 4 knobs, should be self explanatory.

roll bar brackets with 2 mounting screws for each side. these mount underneath the padding, below and to the rear of the front seat belt mounts. there should be slits in the padding.

brackets for the tail gate bar. mounted to the left and right side tail gate on the tub.

do you have this stuff ??
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Check YouTube, someone converted the video version of the owner's manual
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what soft top do you have, factory or aftermarket??
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Figure out what type of top you have and either check the manual, or the manufacturer's website.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #6
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Its the OEM soft top. When I bought the Jeep it came with a hard top and a soft top, both stock. Ive had the hard top on up until yesterday, and now that its getting warmer its time for the soft top.
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...45999719173612#
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Unread 03-20-2011, 12:33 PM   #8
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alright thanks, ive seen that video before but ill definitely have to check it out again
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Its the OEM soft top. When I bought the Jeep it came with a hard top and a soft top, both stock. Ive had the hard top on up until yesterday, and now that its getting warmer its time for the soft top.
I hope you have a heated garage, because there's no way it's even close to warm enough (in WI) to install a soft top.....it'll shrink in the cold weather and make getting it on impossible.
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Yeah need to get the material over 70 degrees before it will stretch enough to work with
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I hope you have a heated garage, because there's no way it's even close to warm enough (in WI) to install a soft top.....it'll shrink in the cold weather and make getting it on impossible.
This is true. You will get frustrated and put the hard top back on. I put mine on in the first week of May. Because I can barely lock the soft top at night from it cooling down. I still have the VHS tape for top operation from when I bought this one new in '04.
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Unread 03-22-2011, 04:47 PM   #12
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thanks for all the advice

i havent messed with the soft top yet, i have only taken the hard top off because it got up to 60 degrees recently. overall, i finally have a general idea of how the brackets are supposed to be set up, now i guess i have to wait for the warmer weather haha
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