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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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horizontal bars/ aka snap rails

Please help! I just got my badger II top and am struggling with the horizontal bars/snap rail installation. It seems from the windshield back to the roll cage the snap rail Chris from badger supplied is too long by about 2 inches. I know the windshield may give that much but the badger top is so tight I'll never be able to get it to stretch back to the back of the tub. It does not appear that these horizontal bars can be trimmed etc. Do they come in different sizes, am I missing something? Everything else on the install so far has been pretty easy. Thanks all.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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All the rails were the same. Post a pic of how you have them installed. Something isn't adding up.

Chris' tops are tight.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Pictures pictures pictures. The little nubs (picture 1) go INTO the slots in the B pillar (the roll bar that goes above your heads behind the driver and passenger seats), then the studs on the other side (picture 2) should line up with the alloted holes in your windshield bracket mount.

Aside from that, you should be referencing the soft top installation guide:

http://www.defendersource.com/tech/d90top.pdf
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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aaaaaand he logged off.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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You scared him off.
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Yeah something doesn't add up. I will have to go home today after work and take everything off and maybe start with the horizontal bars, that right now is the last step and will see if that changes anything. Thanks for your help.
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Have you installed any of the defender 90 soft tops before this one?

Your snap rail poles are actually installed and bolted into the windshield frame bracket or you haven't even gotten that far?

I just want to make sure that it's not the top you're installing incorrectly. At the winshield you should take your top and fold the front lip under (this is what sleeves into the header bar) and into the header bar, then continue with the rest of the top. The snaps on your Badger top above your front doors should then line up with the snaps on your horizontal bar if both have been installed correctly.
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I had a hard top installed when I bought the truck. I removed that for the summer and now that it is getting cooler I wanted to make sure I had everything and could install before winter comes around. From what I have read it seems as though the soft top by badger gives the fiberglass top a run for its money as far as warmth, leak etc.. An since it is not my primary car the hardtop probably wont get much more use.
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OK so if you have sourced all of your parts correctly beforehand you should have the following:

A Header Bar - goes above the windshiled and bolts into the windshield frame
Horizontal 5 snap bars
Vertical Rods that attach to the horizontal bars
Alpine Bow
Tailgate Clips
Tailgate Bar
Belt Rails - along tub of truck - for any trucks utilizing a Badger top or 1995-97 trucks, or 1994s not utlizing tops that snap in.
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