NOT RECOMMENDED ON FIBERGLASS BODY- MUST DRILL & POP RIVET NOT NEEDED ON AFTERMARKET HARDTOPS THIS PRODUCT IS DESIGNED FOR HARDTOPS THAT BOLT TO THE WINDSHIELD & BODY TUB !! WILL NOT FIT CJS BECAUSE OF THICKER FIBERGLASS ON TOPS- CUSTOMER WOULD NEED TO RETURN SCREWS FROM KIT TO LANGE & PAY EXTRA $8 TO LANGE
For "kwick" changing from soft top to hardtop. Both versions feature heavy duty fully adjustable "over-center" clamps to replace those nasty sheet metal screws that attach hardtops to the windshield. Rapid turn thumb screws secure The top to body mounted nut plates on '87-'95 vehicles. The version for '99-'06 features more over center clamps. Once the kit is installed, no tools are required to remove or replace the hardtop. Some drilling is required. Includes all mounting hardware for Wranglers. Earlier CJs will need longer mounting screws.
Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1994 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1993 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1992 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1991 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1990 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1989 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1988 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
- 1987 Jeep Wrangler (YJ)
Latches are decent enough, but the hardware included is insufficient. The rivets provided do not fit in the mounting bracket of the front latch. It is necessary to file off material from the flange of the rivet to make in fit. In addition, there is no washer or backing plate provided for the rivets, for the other side of the rib on the hardtop that the latches mount to, because fiberglass cannot hold a rivet by itself. Also, when adding a backing plate, the rivets provided are not long enough to hold everything together. One of the latches fell out upon release, after adjusting the length. It will need to be fitted with machine screws to properly hold.
The portion of the kit for the rear of the hardtop does not impress me either. The thumb screws are decent, but the retainers that have to be riveted to the tub are inadequate. First off, they are just flimsy sheet metal retainers. Second, they are non-floating, so they had best be installed 100% correct the first time, or there better be a lot of slop in the holes on the hardtop. Virtually the same speed and ease of removal could be achieved by simply carrying a socket driver in the glove box.
Money would be better spent to just order a socket driver and a couple latches from an industrial supply warehouse.