I installed my new Rock Gear
fastback top in about 2 hours.
I had to make 1 call to the company to clarify one
instruction and I had help for the final phase of the install.
My 86 CJ7 had a hard top and there are indications it once had a
snap-attachment soft top (there are holes in the tub sides).
I looked at several soft tops and decided ont he Rock Gear because it
requires no internal hardware (struts, stays, rods, etc) and would not
interfere with my full cage. Also I could wheel with it on and
not bend up any parts if I hit trees.
The CJ Kit comes with 2 side rails (for the rear of the tub) , 2
footman loops for the rear straps, a long piece of velcro for the
tailgate and several snaps. I got the rails
installed, found my old windshield channel and reattached it. Now it
was tiem to set up the top. I enlisted Roscoe to help me in this
venture. It streteched easily over the cage and attached to the channel
and then we hooked the rear straps into place. Now we tucked the
sides into the tub channel and adjusted the various straps to tightne
the whole thing up before we drilled and set the 8 snaps.
Roscoe stretched the corners and I marked and drilled them. The
top went on easily.
It looks great and when I get doors it will be pretty rain proof.
The best part is this goes from being a full top to a bikini top