Need help installing bow brackets for soft top on an LJ


dlm1450

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Any of you fine, upstanding LJ owner's want to take a measurement for me?

I need an LJ owner to put a carpenter square on their tub and measure the height to the center of the screw attaching their soft top bow to the sport cage bracket.

A photo of the setup you use would be greatly appreciated. Attached is a photo of what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance.

Background: I installed a Poison Spyder Cage that does not come with the bow bracket attached. You have to drill the b-pillar on the cage to mount the bracket.

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Is this the correct mounting positions for a soft top? I dont have factory soft top but it appears to be the only attachment point in the area. Its kind of large.

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I put this socket in the hole to show the location.

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Here you go.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I'm not sure its going to help me though. Those might be the holes for mounting the bracket to the roll cage. I'm looking for someone who has the bracket already installed. If I can get the exact location of the pivot point of the bow/bracket interface, it will eliminate some of the variables involved with the aftermarket cage. For example, I'm not entirely sure the position/angle of the poison spyder b-pillar is an exact match to the oem sport cage. Attached is a photo of the bracket I'm using.

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I tried to get a measurement for you, but I still have my hard top on. I didn't want to guesstimate the thickness of the top's flange and weather stripping. I'll be installing my soft top in the next couple of weeks. I can get you a measurement then, if nobody else comes forward.
 
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Found some guys on Facebook running soft tops on their LJ's. I got measurements of 11-1/2 and 11-3/4. I went with 11-5/8 and it fits like a glove.
 

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