If your vehicle has a factory hard top or soft-top, you need to purchase a Quick Detach Header Retainer to keep your bikini top on. If you're previously purchased a Supertop, then you already have this part.
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.
Great product - two bolts to tighten and you are done. Much better than trying to drill holes and use screws.
worked fine. Thank you.
on my jeep
SUPER EASY TO INSTALL
This header is relatively easy to attach. It's just not really "quick detach" as it takes several minutes to secure/unsecure the 1/2" bolts. The problem is in design. Where the plastic ends meet the metal header on each end of the winshield, the joints flex downward ever so slightly. This makes it difficult to get the rigid plastic strip of the bikini top into the channel at the ends. It already curves at the end, whilst the ridge in the bikini does not. Can be very frustrating for two adult jeepers to put on. Once installed, you can see a bump in the bikini at the header channel where the plastic flexes towards the doors. Functional at best.
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.
Had to purchase in order to install the Bestop Mesh Bikini Top.
Bestop refuses to sell replacement parts for the header. After initial placement on my vehicle, the bolt device stripped and made it difficult to remove. The channel was worthless after this because you can't replace the poorly constructed bolt clamp devices.
I have a 89 yj, will the channel for the soft work with this,or do you have to remove and will the channel work with the soft top, OE from 2008? Thanks, Craig
Asked by Just Craig from Roanoke Rapids, NC on
Hi Just Craig, This Bestop Windshield Channel in Black is for the soft tops and bikini tops used on Jeeps through the '95 models, it can't be used on an '08 model. Thank you for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Roanoke Rapids, NC on
Will this quick detach windshield header also work with your safari style top? Also why do I need this product if I already had a softop on my 1998 wrangler?
Asked by Berville Badger from Berville, MI on
Hi Berville Badger, This Bestop Quick Detach Windshield Header in Black is designed to attach the Safari and shorter bikini tops to the Jeep TJ windshield frame, it's a unique channel for these tops that is different than the header that holds on an OEM top. Thank you for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Berville, MI on
Fell in love with Jeep riding a year ago and now have an 06 Wrangler Rubicon with a hard top. Want to go to a bikini top for the summer. My selection of tops requires this quick detach header installation and I want to know if this header must be removed for re installation of my hardtop?
Asked by John from Gulfport, MS on
Hey John, the Bestop Quick Detach Windshield Header in Black would have to be removed to reinstall the hardtop. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Gulfport, MS on
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