I just bought one of these - got tired of waiting for one to show up on ebay.Shorty said:
The snaps will fir together, i just dont have enough slack to do it. I removed the bolt thinking it was pushing the rail out too wide, nope. didnt come in any when i removed the bolt. I then raised the rail up slightly to be able to snap the snaps, but when I lowered it back in place, they all popped offThat bolt will have to go. IIRC, there should be enough tension in the top to keep the window rail in place without the bolts.
Look up YJ soft top parts on q-tech. They are not expensive.
A little spray lubricant in the snap head.
If the warm sun does not help, try getting the top wet.
Snap one side, go to other side and pull along the entire edge. Unsnap first side, snap other side, repeat pulling on top from other side. Then try to get the whole thing snapped.
YJ soft top tailgate bar:
so on my rear window panel, theres a plastic "tube" for lack of a better word, thats in a sleeve at the bottom, is that what slides into this tailgate bar?The only way to get more slack is to get it warm. Wet helps some, too. Especially when setting it out in the sun to warm. Harder to do in winter months, obviously. I have always found that my top never snaps all the way around. It is always snug and keeps rain out tho. Snaps rattle when driving. I just chalk it up to one of those individual quirks about my Jeep in particular. :dunno:
This is the tailgate bar
It slides out like this
Yeah, mine is pretty old. 18 years to be exact
Hooks to the jeep here
Second link for door surrounds says it includes tailgate bar, so no need for buying that separately...No problem!
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