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post #1 of 4 Old 09-22-2013, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Soft top tailgate bar.

Hello All,
For the past 15 years I have had a CJ5, no tailgate. I am building a 7 now, (owned one as a teen) and the top has a "tailgate bar" to open the gate without having to fool with the top.

What other options are there? I would rather have the rear glass held in place the same as the side panels. I would be reaching in or rolling up the rear panel more than opening the gate.

It feels to me this bar is just in the way. Especially when rolling up the panel. I do not remember it this way on my 77 cj7 many years ago.

Any recommendations?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-22-2013, 10:08 AM
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Who made your soft top?

I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

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Who made your soft top?
Looks to be a best top.
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The only option is the tailgate bar. It should be set up so that it backs out of its "keepers" on each side of the tailgate. Those are just basically "c" channels that hold the bar in place. It's left in the slide of the curtain and most certainly can be rolled up with it. The whole rear curtain is kept in place by the tailgate bar and the two tabs that are kept in place just like the side curtains.

If the tailgate bar is loose in the keepers, you can "squish" them a bit to hold them better.

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