It has the steel bars. It came with a jeep I recently purchased. I am assuming by all the posts that it is pre 2009.
The steel bars surrounding each door that you velcro the roof panel onto and then slip the plastic tab from the side window of the fastback rear into on the side of the door are Tim's version of door surrounds.
Based on your posts, it certainly sounds like you have a pre-swap top.
How's the clarity of the rear window holding up?
Maybe I was wrong. I thought you were against ORH changes that went from full roll over to half roll over.
Again maybe I was wrong, but I think not.
Yep, you were wrong. Not sure what might have given you the impression I like the two panel top better than the single panel design, but I'll simplify my position on that since it seems to bother you so much. Here you go, just for you:
Single panel top= GOOD
Simpler design, rolls forward for open air and back to button up in seconds, has fewer parts to break/lose, looks perfectly fine when rolled forward since it employs velcro and not stiff plastic tabs and secures right to the footman loops when you're running with the panel rolled forward. An all around better design.
Multipanel top = BAD
More complicated, has more parts, takes longer to install/remove, plastic tabs for door surrounds look like dogshit when rolled forward, will leave you wondering where to put the other panel when going topless, has an obnoxious center bar where the two panels meet that adds time to the installation/removal process, needs a stack of washers to align correctly and will make you want to drop kick a kitten.
We on the same page now?