03-04 extension hardtop lower glass seal

AndyG

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Anyone seen a longer seal to prevent these unvented hardtops from pushing the glass out when you shut the doors?

I've heard Mopar offered them at one time ...

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Andy
 

Jamison C

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If you want to make life easy, just mount a piece of rubber seal over the thin top lip of your tailgate. It would be enough resistance to hold the glass into place when you close the doors.
 
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AndyG

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If you want to make life easy, just mount a piece of rubber seal over the thin top lip of your tailgate. It would be enough resistance to hold the glass into place when you close the doors.
Thank you , any particular type ?

I ve seen frameless glass shower doors use a stick on type

I lowered my glass in the hinges and that helped a lot .

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Thank you , any particular type ?

I ve seen frameless glass shower doors use a stick on type

I lowered my glass in the hinges and that helped a lot .

Thanks Jamison
Ahh found it!

@nk24 actually posted this on a similar thread, which I thought was a simple/cheap/brilliant idea.

Basically you attach it to the tailgate like so:
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Ahh found it!

@nk24 actually posted this on a similar thread, which I thought was a simple/cheap/brilliant idea.

Basically you attach it to the tailgate like so:
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Man thanks ! I can see that working great .

I have it ordered .

This is my first hard top , I like it .
 
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Jamison C

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Man thanks ! I can see that working great .

I have it ordered .

This is my first hard top , I like it .
It’s definitely a much better insulator of temperature and road noise!

The only thing I would throw out is check the seal at the top of the rear glass. When I lowered my glass, the seal wasn’t making good contact and was letting water in. Not a lot, but enough to be annoying.

Let us know how well the trim on the tailgate works!
 
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10-4 ...and I think I got that lowering idea from one of your posts also guy....I ll check it out .
 

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Ahh found it!

@nk24 actually posted this on a similar thread, which I thought was a simple/cheap/brilliant idea.

Basically you attach it to the tailgate like so:
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That’s the one I used and it works well. Just make sure to get the correct length.

@AndyG: The vents were relocated to the tailgate starting in 2003.
 
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That’s the one I used and it works well. Just make sure to get the correct length.

@AndyG: The vents were relocated to the tailgate starting in 2003.
yes I have the vent that shows on the exterior side of the tailgate but I can't figure out for the life of me where the air gets to it from the cabin
 

Jamison C

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03-06 have grooves in the tailgate like this, as air pressure builds in the cabin it passes through to the outside.
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Ok, let me check the inside I my gate ..wonder if I have a leftover 2002 tailgate ...I have the outside grill , but not the inside louvers I think ..hmmmm
 
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I have the correct tailgate , I think it must be body flex, not cabin pressure .

I have the seal ordered , I can tell the grip the gate has on the window is marginal.

Thanks again,
Andy