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Old October 27th, 2015, 02:16 PM
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Installing d90tops.com Hardtop

Got my d90tops.com hardtop yesterday and I am running into some fitting issues.

Calls to the manufacturer have gone unanswered so I'll turn to the board for help.

The sides and rear corners fit well.

I followed the NAS fiberglass instructions and mounted those pieces first.

the roof piece is causing the issues.

The roof seems to get stuck on the roll cage (B/C pillar point).

The contact is essentially causing the roof to twist ever so slightly which causes about half the holes to not line up properly.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old October 27th, 2015, 02:27 PM
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The guy you bought it from posted the exact same question. Post pictures already!

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...elp-65127.html
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Old October 27th, 2015, 02:43 PM
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two things :

1. how the **** are you that good with the search function?!?
2. Unfortunately the referenced post does not address the fit issue I'm facing.

Admittedly I did excitedly rush the install process so perhaps I'll remove the roof and take a little bit longer.

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Old October 27th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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ok well take your time taking pics and post up. Considering this is a repeated issue, you'll be helping out others when the next person posts a new thread.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 11:40 PM
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just a thought

When I did the install of a original LR fiberglass hardtop, I bought some foam stripping about 1/8 or a little thicker and about 1 inch wide. I put these between the sides and capping and between the top of the sides and the top basically to lessen the parts rubbing against each other and also so seal the top better. This may give you just a little lift (very little) but may be enough or you could go with a little thicker foam.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 10:49 AM
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I had the worst experience installing my D90 top. None of the holes lined up. Had to trim a lot of material where the sides meet with the top around where the A-pillar meets the B-pillar. The back door still doesn't open as much as I would like. Haven't figured out how to make it open up farther. All I can say is good luck and Andy at D90tops is a good guy and I'm sure he will make this right.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 09:02 PM
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James,

I had the identical issue with my d90 top. Right side B pillar cut around roll bar would not fit not matter what. Had to send the whole thing back to have it redone. What I got back did fit, but other parts now had issues. Manufacturer not helpful and wouldn't support any further changes.

I have since trimmed and inserted some foam, and it now works well (as long as you seal every place the top touches).

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Old October 28th, 2015, 09:07 PM
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Surprised to hear these issues on this expensive top. In the rare ass chance I ever spent thousands of dollars on a top, the manufacturer better do all they could to make it right or I would assume they would never stay in business.
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