Anyone used jeep hood latches to make the hardtop a quick disconnect? If not can it be do e and be functional? What are some other options of making the top a quick disconnect?
I have an 86 bronco. I also live in florida, so heavy rains during the summer is almost daily. I suppose if I got new weather striping along with those bolts it might work. I'll give it a look intoInteresting idea. Though, I'm not sure why it would be needed. Without the interior panels in the back, you could use big c-clamps. I've seen pickup guys do that for camper shells.
If you plan on removing and reinstalling the top a lot over the course of the summer, just run without some bolts. On my 94 I ran with one bolt in each rear corner, then the five vertically along the cab. One on each corner is actually plenty, though you may see a couple little leaks in heavy rains.
If you have a 92+ that has security torx bolts for the topper, you can replace them with the standard hex bolts from 91 and back. But you also have to replace the nut clips on the body that they screw into. The torx bolts are metric thread. Or I suppose just get metric hex bolts to fit.
I honestly prefer the look of a hard top more, but I will definitely let everyone know if I figure something out! Thanks for your input my friend😁I'd seriously consider a soft top... with location and conditions you describe.
I used to run 3 bolts all the time through the summer but sooner or later, someone has to figure out a better mousetrap.
Hope it's you... and you share it with us.
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any of the parts stores will have bit kit that should have those in there..can't recall where I bought the last one, maybe harbor freight. I mainly got it for the hex head to remove my hub bolts, but it had the safety torx bits in there as well.where can we get that security Torx to get the top off on the 92+ models? and what size is that torx
Yup. Use a universal joint.How do you do that without hitting the glass? A flex attachment?