Need info-Mounting soft top on a 2a

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Need info-Mounting soft top on a 2a

Post by 42GPW » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:55 am

I have a besttop tiger top im putting on my 2a. I have the snaps but no screws to put the snaps in the outside of the tub. Anyone know what size? (Should be super small) Should i use a self tapping? Hardware stores are about 60 min in either direction. Thanks G men

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Re: Need info-Mounting soft top on a 2a

Post by Rus Curtis » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:36 am

Matt,
My Bestop manual (CJ-3B) shows several sizes of screws. The most screws listed is #6 x 3/8" (24 count).

You should have additional fasteners across the w/s frame.

There's also a listing of 4 bolts (threaded body studs) that appear to be for the tailgate (for the rear curtain).

Do you have a copy of the manual? I've had trouble in the past navigating around on their website. It may be easier to call them to get a link to download the manual.

https://www.bestop.com/
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Re: Need info-Mounting soft top on a 2a

Post by 42GPW » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:12 pm

I ended up putting my 3a windshield on my jeep. I had the play a game trying to figure out where the bow beacket mounted. Its on and Fits good. And looks good. Just need new door skins now. As for the screws. While i was in town i picked some up. Thank you for the reply.

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82nd Abn, 1st Gulf War Vet

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