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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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"Stock" Best Top Soft Top upper door jam question

Am I missing a piece here? for some reason on both the passenger and driver's sides I get this bow in the top. I noticed that the paint is chipped on a metal bracket on top and that the rubber piece has a hole in it that could accommodate some sort of brace.

I'm stumped...ideas and suggestions welcome.

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There is an upright piece which slides into a pocket in the top and stiffens that edge, however early Bestops did not have either the stiffening piece or the pocket to accommodate it. Chris at Badger would be the best person to suggest some courses of action for you. If your top is in good shape and worth keeping, it might be as simple as modifying your top and adding the stiffener. Its also possible to modify a Bestop to use the Gutter Kit, which is a marked improvement over the stock set-up.
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Jim,
Thanks for that reply. That definitely points me in the right direction.
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