Long term soft top storage

Greenmachine

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What is the best way to do this with a new old stock OEM soft top? Right now the main part is folded in sections like you might see in a fabric store with a rigid piece of whatever in the middle and the windows are folded like you would a poster in a tube. Long term is this going to damage it? Is there a better way?
 

AjRagno

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If it's still in the original packaging, as it came from the factory, it should be fine for extended storage. What you want to avoid is putting weight on any creases.
 

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I keep mine in a spare bedroom (so it isn't freezing and thawing) draped over a pair of sawhorses sized to the top. This helps any windows from sitting g folded in half for 7 months. I tried to keep one in a garage years ago but between the mice making nests and the cats trying to claw their way in to them the brand new top was 💩 long before Spring.
 

SSTJ

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I’m about to put the hardtop on for the winter, so have this question too.

Thought I would bump this thread to see if anyone has any pics to share of clever ways to store the soft top overwinter.
 

C.J. Roberts

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I roll my windows up in old bedsheets. Rolling doesn't crease, and the fabric protects them. Since I have a frameless top, I roll everything else up too, and store it in a big zippered canvas bag.
 

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I have a Clover Patch window roll, but not rolled up.
It lays flat in the original (Bestop) box under a bed.
Probably helps that it's frameless.
 

Charlie L

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All I know is don't leave it anywhere near the floor. Yesterday I noticed the dogs nosing around my softtop, checked to see what was up and discovered that either mice or a rat had chewed the hell out of it. It was brand new! Guess I'll try to find a canvas shop that can patch it. I took it off the frame and stored it in an old freezer, kind of like closing the barn door after the cow got out.