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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:44 AM
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Fiberglass Top Seal

Installing the fiberglass top and looking for something to put between the top and sides to seal it.

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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:36 AM
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I saw some foam gasket stuff at Advanced Auto Parts the other day. It's for putting under truck caps and such. It would probably work perfect. Or you can get similar foam weather stripping at any hardware store, it's sticky on one side so you can stick it to the top and then just plop'er down.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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Tip: Rub valsoline on the cappings to keep the seal from sticking. You'll be thankful when removing it...

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Old December 30th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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I thought the hardtop had foam weatherstripping on the bottom of the side pieces...if not, then as Jon said, just go to your local autoparts or osh and get some of the pickup truck weather stripping. It's sticky on one side so all you have to do is stick it to the top and forget about it. I would get the wide, thin version. If you need the install instructions, they are here: http://www.defendersource.com/tech/f...p_install.html
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Old December 30th, 2009, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the ideas, I didn't know there were installation instructions on the site. Could be the first time I've actually done what Rover suggests...they left out the swearing parts and the PITA this process is!
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Yeah, I added those instructions when I got the top. Only had it on 1 year and never put it back on. The front bolts on the windshield are probably the hardest to get on...don't push on the windshield. It will break, ask me how I know...
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Old December 30th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Not gonna ask who you know about the front windshield.

I've put this top on two different trucks a few times and had the dealer do it a few times. It's not bad when it's on and sealed up, but getting there makes me jealous of the jeep folks with the one piece, a few bolts and clamps.

Still struggling with gettting one bolt in the front in and snug. Water came in the other day...my dog was riding shotgun and looked at me like I had pinched her when she got wet.
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