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2012 Rubicon Soft Top - Missing Parts?

 
Old 07-13-2017, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by resharp001 View Post
Assume you have the windows as well even though not pictured. The bar is for the rear window.

So, you indeed do need the 2 blocks for the rear tailgate, the 4 door surround pieces, and the 6 bolts that hold the door surrounds to the rollbars.

Here are the parts.....these are crazy prices:
2 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_9041.htm
4 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_9040.htm
1 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11033_402.htm
1 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11033_403.htm
1 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_90X1_A_PG.htm
1 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_90X0_A_PG.htm
1 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_90XX_A_PG.htm
1 of these - https://www.quadratec.com/products/11132_90XX_PG.htm

If you can deal with non-fancy flange bolts that will get the job done, you can get those at hardware store for $10 total probably. You can look at aftermarket door surrounds like Bestop which I believe would work (someone can correct me if wrong), but I'd look for a used set on Craigslist. Obvioulsy that market will vary based on location. You might find those rear blocks out on CL as well. Guy here in the DFW been trying to sell a set for $5 for a couple months now it seems.

Round here, old soft tops can go as cheap as $150 on CL with all the hardware. If you can find one in sub par shape, might be worth buying one just to get the hardware you need, then try to flip the frame from the CL top to someone else for a few bucks.

I would note that there were small differences with the very early model soft tops. You'd want to be careful not to buy used door surrounds from an '07-'10 I think it is. Someone can correct me.
Sorry, one more question - do I need the door surrounds, etc. from the model with the cable or without? How do I know which model is on my Jeep now?
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:04 PM
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I am taking a stab and saying that what you have was part of a dual top package that came with the jeep. When the PO traded it in, they threw the soft top in as well thinking it needed to go with the vehicle (and not really thinking about the hardware). I would bet that is a '12 soft top, but hard to tell from pics. I've had an '07 top at one point, and it had to clip all around the top of the doors on the surround....and it was a real POS. The newer models just come down and are hed tight with tension around the door surrounds. I am 95% sure you want the '10+ (with cable per Quadratec). When you look along the sides of the top (right over where the surrounds would be), do you see a thin plastic cable running the length? It would run from the header (the piece that goes over the windshield) to the back.

If you look at Craigslist, just confirm the surrounds are '10+.

The the bolt sizes that hold the surrounds to the rollbar are a metric M8 course thread. You'd need 4 that are AT LEAST 2.75" long (preferably 3"), and 2 that are 1.5" long.....if you don't want to pay up for those knobs.

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I am taking a stab and saying that what you have was part of a dual top package that came with the jeep. When the PO traded it in, they threw the soft top in as well thinking it needed to go with the vehicle (and not really thinking about the hardware). I would bet that is a '12 soft top, but hard to tell from pics. I've had an '07 top at one point, and it had to clip all around the top of the doors on the surround....and it was a real POS. The newer models just come down and are hed tight with tension around the door surrounds. I am 95% sure you want the '10+ (with cable per Quadratec). When you look along the sides of the top (right over where the surrounds would be), do you see a thin plastic cable running the length? It would run from the header (the piece that goes over the windshield) to the back.

If you look at Craigslist, just confirm the surrounds are '10+.

The the bolt sizes that hold the surrounds to the rollbar are a metric M8 course thread. You'd need 4 that are AT LEAST 2.75" long (preferably 3"), and 2 that are 1.5" long.....if you don't want to pay up for those knobs.
You're right! It has a cable! This is awesome! Thank you!
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So I got all the parts I needed. THANK YOU ALL so much!

My question now is this, when I put these soft top parts on, I won't be able to put the hard top on over them, will I? Do I need to take off all of these parts when I want to replace the soft top with the hard top?
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Originally Posted by rachelsjeep View Post
So I got all the parts I needed. THANK YOU ALL so much!

My question now is this, when I put these soft top parts on, I won't be able to put the hard top on over them, will I? Do I need to take off all of these parts when I want to replace the soft top with the hard top?
Correct, you won't be able to put the hard top on without removing the soft top's door surrounds. You can leave the brackets mounted to the rear roll bar, but the tailgate clips and the door surrounds will need to come off.
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