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Another problem with my TJ.....

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TJfreak
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:36 am    Post subject: Another problem with my TJ..... Reply with quote

Well,

Ever since I got my TJ,I have been having problems with where the soft top clicks in above the drivers side door. It keep's coming loose every few days. Even if I just go to work which is 5 minutes away. No matter how much I make sure it's tight,it still comes out. Will I tear the fabric by constantly putting it back into place? My friend noticed it and he said that both sides are different. My passengers side has never come loose and I have no problem with it,but you can tell both sides are setup differently above the doors.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you take pics for us? Is one side flat while the other side tucks in under the door jam?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah,that sounds right. Unfortunately I dont have digital cam at the moment,I used my fathers.
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TJfreak
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a chance the fabric will tear if I keep pulling it down to tighten it in? If you looked at both of my sides you would be able to tell that they are different above the doors where the top clicks in. Just my shitty look... Neutral
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What year is it? Is it an OEM or aftermarket top? I had a '97 top, both sides were the same but it did eventually tear above the driver's door (about an inch of two in from the part you're talking about.)
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TJfreak
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a 97. The top is a Bestop and it has a date of April 2004 on it,so do you think the chances are farther away of it tearing since its less then a year old?

The top is fine I guess,its just where the top clicks in above driver's side,it is made different from passengers side. I don't know why. My jeep friend saw it and was puzzled.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look on your door frame, if you have a plastic piece that looks like flat and keeps the top from hooking underneath it. Pull it off. It sticks off the door frame a little so you will notice it. I don't have a picture of it readily available but I know what you are talking about.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've got a one year warranty- I'd send it back. I've got a Bestop and both sides are the same. http://bestop.com/index.php?a=7&view=limited_warranty
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um...its not the top...is anyone understanding me? Its the part above the door where the top goes in,not the top itself.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently not. no
You mean the door surround? Go to the junk yard/ebay and buy a new one.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a set starting for a dollar. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they for the half doors? Would my drivers side fit right on new surrounds?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah they are - it's the black plastic piece that surrounds the upper part of the half door. And yes it should fit - 97-present are interchangable.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if they are in good excellent condition...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you could post a picture of what you are talking about we might be able to understand you a little better. Do you have a camera phone where you can email the picture?
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