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Old December 17th, 2007, 02:32 AM
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Installing a SW top?

So what is the best way to put a top back on a SW?

1) Assemble roof and sides first, then install on truck.
2) Intall sides on truck, then roof on to sides.
3) None of the above.

Also can the B-pillar hoop be installed afte the top is on?

This is my first time assembling it, so any tips would be welcome.

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Old December 17th, 2007, 05:29 AM
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:13 AM
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Put the sides on the tub first. They need to be aligned and bolted to the tub sides, then install the top. The hoop can be put back in later, but its a pita. I had to use a ratchet strap to pull the bottom part together to get clearance. I recommend you do before the sides go on. Also, if you wait to put it in, you dont have a place to mount your seatbelts, because _all_ the soft top parts have to come out.
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