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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Two piece door top 'fastners'

Been looking to try and fasten the two piece door tops some how. I have been driving my 90 more and every time I wash it the water comes in the door tops like a sprinkler. also, when I drive the door top bends and I can see day light. Anyone embark on and adventure down this road yet? I was thinking of just hitting up harbor freight and home depot to see what shakes out. My idea was drilling a hole in the top and adding a clip that is adjustable and swings locking in the door top. I would be happiest with one piece doors but they seem to be few, far between and $$.

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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Old September 24th, 2014, 09:50 PM
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To make mine lean in better I used some ribbed mat from Home Depot. I cut it to 3/8" strips and size to fit in-between the drain slots on the outside edge. If you need more, stack them, but with the ribs together and offset so the rib of upper fits into the rib of the lower one.


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Old September 26th, 2014, 08:26 PM
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Josh,
I saw the clips when I first visited the site years ago. I was hoping to get something that is more in the middle of the frame to distribute the pressure better. Maybe between those, some new door rubber, and stainless studs i can make it all work. May has well do the felt as well. I would like new door tops as I have some gouges in mine from the previous owner.

I like dogpilots idea as well.

Thanks so far.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 08:45 PM
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I've never had a problem. Have you tried adjusting the doors?
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Old September 26th, 2014, 08:57 PM
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If the gasket is up side down it will leak when it rains. How about a picture of how the gasket is installed?
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Old September 29th, 2014, 09:48 PM
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All here are my doors left and right.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 09:28 AM
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Hell, my series leaked like a freaking sieve everywhere. I never bolted my door tops down. The studs were bent slightly to lean the tops in so they were snug with the door closed. The gaskets were attached to the door tops and impeded most, but not all, of the water intrusion.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 09:54 AM
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Figure out why your door tops are moving so much. Do your door bottoms have the guide tubes, or did someone break them off at some point (maybe before your ownership) when they were attempting to get the door studs out?
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Old September 30th, 2014, 10:08 AM
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Figure out why your door tops are moving so much. Do your door bottoms have the guide tubes, or did someone break them off at some point (maybe before your ownership) when they were attempting to get the door studs out?
I totally forgot about those tubes. I replaced mine with some good plastic tubing I acquired. That made a big difference in fitment.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 06:30 PM
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I was thinking about order new stainless hardware and gaskets to rebuild the doors and get the recent. As far as the guide tubes, when I took the doors cards off to learn I saw nothing out of the ordinary. Also, checked the door attachments and made sure they were all snug. Not sure if the specifics of the guide tubes.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 07:52 PM
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All here are my doors left and right.
Your gaskets are on upside down. I posted my door top thread in the projects section. It sealed tight as a drum.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 08:44 PM
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Mike,

Thanks. I will probably order all new stainless hardware and gaskets to get a fresh start and reinstall correctly. Can you send me the link. I tried searching even with posts you commented on and there was a fair amount but none I could see with pic's. I did see your work on the split washers but my issue is the top gap and the gap with that seal. Thanks.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 10:03 PM
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I slid zip ties into the outside tube in the seal. See pictures. This will tilt the window inward creating a better seal.
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Old September 30th, 2014, 10:07 PM
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Yet another pic...

Can't figure out how to post more than one pic with my iPhone...

Btw, these seals are a terrible design...
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