The bottom piece of sheetmetal attaching the three bars together has rusted to pieces. I can figure out how to fix it but how do i get the upper door skin off without ruining it. Its a factory top by the way.
1993 Cherokee 4dr SE green, 4.0, Auto, HP30, 8.25, 3" lift 31" Goodyear Duratracs, Custom made front recovery bumper, Kenwood radio, 12" alpine type e subwoofer,alpine amplifier, Smittybilt xrc8 winch, tuff stuff portable winch receiver custom modified. 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0, 5 speed, Dana 30 front, Dana 44 trac loc rear, Stock
My 97 TJ has the same problem. The drivers side frame bottom edge is 50% rusted away. I purchased a Best Top Sail Cloth replacement. The installation instructions advised to cut the seams to remove the frame. That tells me thats the only way to remove the frame. Check E-Bay for old frames/skins to replace your rusted frame. Good Luck
1997 Red TJ
5 speed w/ NP 231, Nth 4.5" lift, AntiRocks front and rear, skids (tummy tucker, front dif, oil pan, GenRite fuel tank skid, RockJock D-60 4.88, Flex-a-lite fan, Flow Cooler pump, Rhino lined tub, American Eagle Alloys, SS LTB's 34" x 10.5 w/Staun beadlocks, Tuffy console, MileMarker Hydra 12000
You can find replacement skins cheap on Ebay from where people buy new tops and have hard doors.
__________________ 97 TJ. Full width D60 w/Detroit, Alloys and 5.89 gears. Full width D44 spooled, 60 outers, Warn lockouts. 6" Rock Krawler Gen II LA. 11 gallon cell behind the rear seat. 37" Maxxis Trepador competitions on 17" Stazworks double internals, blazay, blazay.....