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Help: JK hard top to soft top

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Krupcake, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Aug 13, 2016 at 3:59 PM
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    Krupcake

    Krupcake [OP] New Member

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    Soft top to hard top
    I have a 2008 Wrangler and am switching out the soft top to a hard top. I bought everything through Quadratec. I had to make a small modification to the windshield header molding. These instructions are terrible. I had to drill out the existing tie down bracket and reinstall it slightly to the left. This is where I have the problem. I drilled out the new hole but I can't get the new rivnuts in. The instructions say "Re-install tie down bracket with (2) 1/4" (6mm) rivnuts." The diagram has a bunch of arrows and a picture of some sort of punch tool that I have no clue what it is. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. Aug 13, 2016 at 4:01 PM
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    Krupcake

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    Sorry, I going from soft top to hard top (just to clarify).
     
  3. Aug 13, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    bostonbilly

    bostonbilly Well-Known Member

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    Post some pics of the directions, as well as the pic of the tool. The tool is going to be the key. It works similar to a standard poprivot gun but installs nuts. You will have to borrow or buy one to complete the work. I have seen guys make something that kinda works with threaded rod and nuts but it is a roll of the dice..
     
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