Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to Remove a Bestops From a 1997 Jeep Wrangler

If the top of your 1997 Jeep Wrangler was damaged and needs for a replacement, or if you want to install a new top on your vehicle, then you will need to remove the Bestops completely from the Jeep. This will take at least an hour to do.


1. Peel back the fabric on the top, where the windshield meets the top, to reveal the front edge of the frame of the top. Peel back the fabric around the door opening on the vertical part of the top. Lift up around the edge of the top, just below the windows, to pull out the top from the belt rail. Peel out the top from the lip around the tailgate as well.

2. Open the door. Remove the pins from the rear bow attachment to the main roof cage using your hands. Unzip and remove the windows. Pull up the corners of the top, just above the taillights, to release the entire perimeter of the top from the back half of the Jeep.

3. Unsnap the top from the inside support bars by hand. Peel back the front of the top from the windshield retainer at the top of the windshield. Unbolt the brackets from the sides of the Jeep top using an open-end wrench, Phillips-head screwdriver and a Torx-head driver. Pull apart the bows and brackets from the top and pull off the Bestop as an assembly.

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