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post #1 of 9 Old 09-04-2014, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Just discovered this crack in my '09 JKUR's hard top. Anyone else had this happen? Any ideas on what this will take to fix? Seems like a weak spot.


'09 JKRU. 4" Teraflex long arm, Teraflex R44 housing, Teraflex / Fox Resis, Poly Performance skids, Nemesis Billy Rockers, Nemesis flares, 37" ATZ P3s on 17" 5x5.5" Trailready HDs, Spyntec hubs, Teraflex BBK, Mopar BBK master/booster, Superior front & Alloy USA rear axle shafts, CTMs, Reids, Synergy drag link & tie rod, WTOR hydro-boosted steering, 5.38s, TF Dual Rate front bar, TF bumpers, Warn Powerplant, Tom Woods shafts, AA xfer case cable, Kilby canister relo, RH4x4 cage.
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This may be the excuse I was looking for to put the factory soft top on that's been in the boxes since '09....or maybe not. ;-)

'09 JKRU. 4" Teraflex long arm, Teraflex R44 housing, Teraflex / Fox Resis, Poly Performance skids, Nemesis Billy Rockers, Nemesis flares, 37" ATZ P3s on 17" 5x5.5" Trailready HDs, Spyntec hubs, Teraflex BBK, Mopar BBK master/booster, Superior front & Alloy USA rear axle shafts, CTMs, Reids, Synergy drag link & tie rod, WTOR hydro-boosted steering, 5.38s, TF Dual Rate front bar, TF bumpers, Warn Powerplant, Tom Woods shafts, AA xfer case cable, Kilby canister relo, RH4x4 cage.
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That sucks man! I have not seen that. I'm sure it can be fixed. Does the crack go through to the other side?
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I've seen that on a couple jeeps that wheel. One guy was cracked on both sides of the window


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Mine is cracked in the exact same spot. I smacked it on a tree at the driver side right above the window and it cracked there.... didn't break the window or the hardtop where I hit it though.

I have a friend who's fairly experianced with fiberglass repairs on boats and has told me to just bevel the crack and fill it with resin. If there is a significant gap, then add shredded fiber to the resin. Sand, then paint.

Unfortunatly since I have a soft top as well it's just another thing I haven't got around to.

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the hardtop is NOT fiberglass..... do not try to fix it with fiberglass resin, it will not hold. go to a auto body paint store, they have the correct epoxy to mend the hardtop and paint.
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the hardtop is NOT fiberglass..... do not try to fix it with fiberglass resin, it will not hold. go to a auto body paint store, they have the correct epoxy to mend the hardtop and paint.

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'09 JKRU. 4" Teraflex long arm, Teraflex R44 housing, Teraflex / Fox Resis, Poly Performance skids, Nemesis Billy Rockers, Nemesis flares, 37" ATZ P3s on 17" 5x5.5" Trailready HDs, Spyntec hubs, Teraflex BBK, Mopar BBK master/booster, Superior front & Alloy USA rear axle shafts, CTMs, Reids, Synergy drag link & tie rod, WTOR hydro-boosted steering, 5.38s, TF Dual Rate front bar, TF bumpers, Warn Powerplant, Tom Woods shafts, AA xfer case cable, Kilby canister relo, RH4x4 cage.
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I took a 2.5" chunk out of the corner of my hardtop when one of my ratchet straps used for hoisting let go and let the top drop onto the corner of the tub. I replaced the material lost with a plastic plumbing epoxy and repainted it with Rustoleum bedliner coating. You'd have to really be looking to notice it. That might be an option for repair.

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Well, it appears one is supposed to use SMC epoxy to repair these SOBs, and the best recommended was something called 3M 5883. Ordered a kit and we'll see how it goes. I drilled both ends of the cracks (there are two) and hope they hold until the expensive goo shows up.

'09 JKRU. 4" Teraflex long arm, Teraflex R44 housing, Teraflex / Fox Resis, Poly Performance skids, Nemesis Billy Rockers, Nemesis flares, 37" ATZ P3s on 17" 5x5.5" Trailready HDs, Spyntec hubs, Teraflex BBK, Mopar BBK master/booster, Superior front & Alloy USA rear axle shafts, CTMs, Reids, Synergy drag link & tie rod, WTOR hydro-boosted steering, 5.38s, TF Dual Rate front bar, TF bumpers, Warn Powerplant, Tom Woods shafts, AA xfer case cable, Kilby canister relo, RH4x4 cage.
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