Noob question, how to fold the soft top back

Bigbernie

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Hey y'all. I'm not new to jeep, just new to jk's.

So I just bought an 08 jk. Not much wrong with it. But that's a different thread.

My big question is how the heck do I fold the top down? I have searched and YouTubed, everything I find doesn't help in the slightest.

I do like the vids say. I pop the latches over the windshield. I slide to thing off the hinge over the door. Then here's where everything halts. Everyone says "you just press the latch on the outside, over the door and it just pops loose and folds back."

Nope. Not here. I have tried that. It looks like there is some sort of strip attached from the top to the frame over the door.

Then there's these screw knobs over the door frame. Some vids show them and they never do anything with them.

If anyone knows what's going on please help. I want to use my new baby the way she was meant to be.
 

Largehit71

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You have the older version. I have a 08 too. There are flaps that fold in on the drivers and passengers side just over the doors . You have to pop those out. It’s pouring out right now. As soon as it’s dry I’ll take some pics showing exactly where I’m talking about.
 

Largehit71

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Tucked.

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Largehit71

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I need a new soft top. I was thinking of going with a Smittybuilt. They say theybhave a direct factory replacement for $250
Up to you. I have a smitty and I’m looking to get a Best top. Cost more but they make the OEM tops for Jeep . The Smitty does the job but I just don’t see it lasting long . Do you have a link to that top? If you are short on funds it will be better than what you dealing with now.