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    Question about leakage at rear gate (soft top)

    Why is my Jeep getting some water inside when it rains? It's not much, but still...did I put those clippy things on wrong?? "What clippy things" you ask? Those two strange looking things which I assumed clipped on either side of that bar which extends across the length of the gate, at the base of the rear window flap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubixdude View Post
    Why is my Jeep getting some water inside when it rains?
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    Does your tub have the brackets on either side of the tailgate? The rear window bar then gets clipped into those 2 brackets. All this being done with tailgate open. Close tailgate last
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    I'm assuming those are the "CLIPPY THINGS" southpw LOL take a pic of your rear window and post it. Might be a simple fix.

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    Sorry, no camera...

    Yes, the brackets, aka "clippy things," are on either side of the rear window bar...if they're fastened right, they're not what I would call a tight fit. They're an odd shape but it clipped on in a rather loose fashion, imo.

    It always struck me as odd, like I'd put it in the wrong place, but if I'm reading you right, it's in the right place. This was done with the gate open.

    Here's a pic of the bracket...if you turn that image 90 degrees counter-clockwise, that's how I have it on the window bar. On the bottom side, it clips onto the metal lip, on top it sort of wraps around the square piece of plastic that is part of the bar. Here's that pic... http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=jeep+t...55&tx=28&ty=49
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    Didn't realize it was for a JK, was thinking TJ.
    I'm not familiar with the JK but for the TJ, you need to slightly twist the window bar a bit to get a nice fit in the brackets. Think of it as doing a weight lifting curl and try twisting your wrists.
    But I may be all wrong as I don't know the JK ways.

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    I think I can help out. You mention taking that piece from the photo an flipping it around, then attaching it to the window bar - don't do that. The way the piece is sitting in the photo, is exactly how you install it. The shorter end clips to the outside of your Jeep, the longer side inside the jeep.

    Attach both the clips first, then slide the bar into both clips. It'll make fairly good seal when done properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisO View Post
    I think I can help out. You mention taking that piece from the photo an flipping it around, then attaching it to the window bar - don't do that. The way the piece is sitting in the photo, is exactly how you install it. The shorter end clips to the outside of your Jeep, the longer side inside the jeep.

    Attach both the clips first, then slide the bar into both clips. It'll make fairly good seal when done properly.
    Thanks, man! That was it...much appreciated.

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