Thank you for making me giggle at the end of a stressful day at the office, kincaid.0678! That shot of endorphins was just what I needed.
Similar thing happened to me a few weeks ago… Went to pull the zipper up on the left-hand side of the back window and found it had separated at the curve… it’s a Smittybuilt top I bought from thmotorsports in Oct 2020 for $183 with half door skins and tinted windows…
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The next day I called Smittybuilt and explained the situation to the guy and he said “ man I hate to hear that, let me send you a new one”…Well OK!… No need to send pictures and to return the old one!…5 days later red white and blue Santa shows up with the new one…
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I realize they are made in china and not the quality of a Bestop but if I can get 3 years out of this one that’ll be 6 years for $183…I’ll be a happy camper!
Nice! I actually ordered a China special off Scamazon today for...I dunno...$165? Don't remember the brand. Doesn't matter . It's only on for summer when I can have the top down.
In the meantime I had to put my wrecked one back in place and screwed up the passenger zipper. I chose to Jimmy it and reinforce with zip ties. Thankful for good velcro
You're from NZ Kiwi? Is it actually true I can ship a TJ from the States down there, put it on jack stands and run it and it'll take miles OFF the odometer??Yeah I have heard you can flick a switch on the wall and the room becomes lighter and brighter… hard to keep up with the times these days lol
Fixed it now…
You're from NZ Kiwi? Is it actually true I can ship a TJ from the States down there, put it on jack stands and run it and it'll take miles OFF the odometer??
Looking at the top edge of the inner panel I think you have a set of yj doors. They will still work but you will need yj style strikers. You also have to modify the interior handle because it will interfere with the dash. Also uppers for the yj won't fit the tj door surrounds and the tj uppers need modification to one of the pins to fit the yj door. With all the other work you've been doing this should be a walk in the park.
Replaced the front bump stops and cups. Turns out I really didn't need to - unlike the backs that were rotten and one was badly impacted, the fronts were fine. So I kept the old fronts as they seem to be better quality than what I installed, but I did recycle the rusty cups.
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Had to work the cup retaining bolts up and down a couple of times and slather them with never seeze to get them out. The driver's side tried to gall, but the never seeze stopped that.