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Bestop Quick Detach Windshield Header (Black) - 51243-01


  • Bestop | Part Number: BST51243-01
  • Drilling Required:Drilling Is Not Required
  • Fitment:Direct Fit


Bestops Quick Detach Header is designed specifically for using the Bikini or Safari top. The Bikini snaps into the header channel allowing it to be fixed to the windshield. No drilling required.



Must have item with the Bikini top

This item is absolutely required when installing the Bikini top. There should have been an ordering option for complete Bikini top kit with this piece included. I understand that when I replace the top in the future I will only need to buy the Bikini top as this piece will be perfectly serviceable for the next top.

from Ft Lauderdale, Florida |
easy easy easy


from Knoxville TN |
Fits great

The channel worked as described. The instructions were a little vague. They made reference to right and left parts, but the parts are identical. The pictures were not real clear as well.

from Topeka, KS |
Windshield Header

Had to purchase in order to install the Bestop Mesh Bikini Top.

from Woodland Hills, CA |

Question & Answers

5 Answered questions

I have recently lost one of the "V" shaped retaining brackets that semi-serves as a washer for the windshield channel. Can I order replacement parts or do I have to purchase a whole new channel and kit?

Asked by Earl from Charlotte, NC on

Earl, the Bestop Quick Detach Windshield Header in Black retaining brackets are not sold separately, so you would need to buy a whole new unit.

Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Charlotte, NC on

Can I use this windshield header with the sun cap (Part #PAV41522-35).

Asked by Eloy from Fort Myers, Fl on

Hi Eloy, Yes, this channel works perfect with that Pavement ends Sun Cap top. Thanks for the inquiry!

Answered by Jim G from Fort Myers, Fl on

I have a hard top now will I still be able to use if I install windshield header

Asked by geno jeep from on

This Bestop Quick Detach Windshield Header can be easily installed and removed. You won't be able to install you hardtop while it is installed, but you can take it right off. I hope this information is helpful. Thanks!

Answered by Craig R. from on

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