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Posted: 1/21/2015 12:07:41 AM EST
I tried to take the soft top off of my new Jeep for the first time. The zipper on the left window is seriously fucked. The two sides of the zipper are not lined up properly.



How do I get the zipper apart without breaking it?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:09:36 AM EST
Are the teeth jammed or can you move the zipper?

I'd try moving the zipper all the way to the bottom of the short edge, then if it's free moving, pull the slack back to try and join it back with the long edge. If that makes sense.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:10:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 12:12:19 AM EST by packinheavy]
You are going to have to force it. Hold firmly to the side opposite the YKK and pull the tab the rest of the way down.

eta:

Crap, didn't see that it had come apart on the one side.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:10:54 AM EST
I'd use a small screwdriver and gently pry the top portion off the teeth. When you get it lined up again give it a squeeze with some pliers to reattach.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:11:21 AM EST
Vaseline and pliers. Go slow.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:12:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 12:12:28 AM EST by EasTexan]
You force the shit out of it like everything else Jeep related.


My back window makes me want to drown kittens.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:12:23 AM EST
Remove entire soft top, buy hard top.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:19:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
You force the shit out of it like everything else Jeep related.


My back window makes me want to drown kittens.
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Thanks for the edit. I was confused and wondered if it was just me.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:25:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
You force the shit out of it like everything else Jeep related.


My back window makes me want to drown kittens.
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Lol, I definitely do not miss fucking with that stupid ass roll up window. Tonneau cover or hard top only on my next Jeep.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:31:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
You force the shit out of it like everything else Jeep related.


My back window makes me want to drown kittens.
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Just the curves though. And halfway down the left side.

Poked a hole in my top this weekend. Damn invisible camouflage pine tree had fallen across a trail pull-off.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:34:34 AM EST
Is this seriously a "how do I work my zipper thread?"






















Holy shit dude
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:44:24 AM EST
Strip a couple teeth off that zipper, and you're fucked.

Ask me how I know.....

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