Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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the ones I've had (stock soft top and a trektop NX frameless) both use plastic pieces that "clip" onto the tub on either side of the tailgate opening. The tailgate bar snaps into these, and usually remains fastened to the top. It's an easy matter to unclip them when switching to the hardtop.
For the header, every top the NX was just like the stock top, the header bar was attached to the fabric and unless you were disassembling it for some reason, was never removed from the canvas. When you removed the top, the header came with it.
I don't know which frameless top you are thinking of, but in my mind getting it of to install the hardtop is a trivial matter.
I hope that helps and does not sound too much like gibberish.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
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