post #1 of Old 03-18-2013, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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wrong windshield header...anyone point me the right way?

Over the winter I picked up a OEM Jeep bikini/windjammer/tonneau, and it was missing the header.

I figured since Bestop makes the OEM stuff, a Bestop header would be sufficient. Put it together and tried to put the top on, but no pleasure was had...

the OEM bikini I have has the kind of round pipe that needs to fit in a round channel, but the bestop has a flat slot. I am having some difficulty finding what I am looking for...additionally, the drill style headers I see are only for up to '02. Mine is a '04.

I don't have any problem using a no drill header, just need the right apparatus to fit the OEM Bikini.

To further piss me off, my buddy is loaning me his OEM bikini, and it has the big clip on header like what comes on the soft top...I guess that's what I thought I was getting when I bought an OEM bikini.

I don't know what gives with all that, I'm over it, just want to make it work.

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After some more searching, it looks like I'm screwed. Thanks again CL. Maybe I'll try and list/dump this off on some other chump.

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i just sold one on cl my self.. mine was an oem bikini however it did not need a header, it clamped in the door surrounds and strap it down. my jeep is a 99 so good change it has changed since
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i just sold one on cl my self.. mine was an oem bikini however it did not need a header, it clamped in the door surrounds and strap it down. my jeep is a 99 so good change it has changed since
Nice. Yes the "loaner" I have is like that, yes there was a change when they changed the speaker pods. I guess I originally assumed all OEM would be made to fit that type of clamping header. Only thing I don't like about is it doesn't stow as well. I ended up finding the right drill style for my OEM, just haven't got round to putting it on yet. I learned a LOT about bikini tops and headers.

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