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How to Install a Bestop Mesh Header Safari Bikini on your 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler JK

Installation Time

15 minutes

Tools Required
  • Safety Glasses
Extreme Terrain
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Parts List

Bikini                     Qty - 1

1 Snap Bikini to Header

Slide the pocket sewn along the front of the Bikini over the edge of the header and snap it to the snaps


2 Secure Header to Windshield

Center the Bikini on the vehicle. Place the tabs on the Header Knob Bases above the footman loops in the windshield frame. Place a Header Knob Plate under a footman loop. Install a Header Knob through the plate and footman loop and thread it into the Header Knob Base. Repeat this with both Header Knob Bases.


3 Secure Center Strap

Drape the Bikini over the speaker pod. Locate the two straps sewn to the center fl ap of the bikini. Pull the straps under the pod and hook each strap into the opening as shown. Pull the end of each strap to tighten securely.



4 Secure Rear Corners

Locate the buckle straps sewn to the rear corners of the Bikini. Wrap the straps around the sport bars, thread the ends of the straps through the buckles and pull them tight. 


5 Secure Rear Buckle Straps

Locate the two (2) buckle straps sewn to the rear of the Bikini. Wrap the straps around the rear sport bar, thread the ends of the straps through the buckles and pull them tight.


6 Secure Hook and Loop Strips - Vehicles without Side Door Rails

Vehicles with Side Door Rails skip to Step 8.

Locate the hook and loop strips sewn to the front fl aps and the three (3) pairs of hook and loop strips sewn along the side of the Bikini. Wrap them around the horizontal sport bar and fasten them to each other.


7 Secure Hook and Loop Strips - Vehicles without Side Door Rails

Vehicles with Side Door Rails skip to Step 8.

Locate the hook and loop strips sewn to the Bikini on each side of the door pillar. Wrap them around the door pillar and fasten them to each other.



8 Secure Plastic Strips - Vehicles with Side Door Rails

Vehicles without Side Door Rails skip the remaining steps.

Locate the hook and loop strips sewn to the front and rear flaps of the Bikini. Tuck the hook strips between the Bikini and the horizontal sport bar to be secured later. Then locate the plastic strip above the door opening and tuck the hook and loop strips sewn here inside of the Bikini. Slip the plastic strip into the channel in the Door Rail. Repeat this with the rear plastic strip. Finally insert the small plastic strip between the larger ones into the channel in the Door Rail above the door pillar.

NOTE: This top will not snap into 2010 and newer OE or 54723 Supertop NX Rails. Proceed to Step 9.


9 Secure Front Flaps – Vehicles with Side Door Rails

Vehicles without Side Door Rails skip the remaining steps.

Fold the front flap from back to front, so that it lays flat on top of the horizontal bar and wrap the loop strip around the Door Rail. Fasten it to the hook strip slipped under the Bikini in the last step.

NOTE: The Side Door Rails may be left on for 2010 and newer OE or 54723 Supertop NX.


10 Secure Rear Flaps - Vehicles with Side Door Rails

Vehicles without Side Door Rails skip the this step.

Fold the rear flap from front to back, so that it lays flat on top of the horizontal bar and wrap the loop strip around the Door Rail. Fasten it to the hook strip slipped under the Bikini in Step 8.


11 Secure Hook and Loop Strips - Vehicles with Side Door Rails

Secure all remaining hook and loop strips as shown in Steps 6 and 7 above


Care and Maintenance of your Bestop Product

Your Bestop product is made of the fi nest materials available. To keep it looking new and for the maximum possible wear, it will need periodic cleaning and maintenance.

Washing: The fabric should be washed often using soap, warm water and a soft bristle brush. Rinse with clear water to remove all traces of soap or use Bestoprecommended Bestop Cleaner and Bestop Protectant. Bestop Cleaner and Bestop Protectant are specially formulated to provide a total cleaning and protection system. Bestop Cleaner will not harm vehicle fi nish, is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Bestop Protectant protects against UV-fading, cracking and hardening.

Water: Seeping through at the seams may be stopped by applying 3-M Scotchgard® on the inside of the seams. Rips in the fabric may be repaired with Bondex® iron on patches. Iron the patches to the Inside of the top, carefully following the Bondex® instructions.

LIMITED WARRANTY

We warrant our product to be free from defects in material and workmanship, for the terms specifi ed below, provided there has been normal use and proper maintenance. This warranty applies to the original purchaser only. All remedies under this warranty are limited to the repair or replacement of any item or items found by the factory to be defective within the time period specifi ed. If you have a warranty claim, fi rst you must call our factory at the number below for instructions. You must retain proof of purchase and submit a copy with any items returned for warranty work. Upon completion of warranty work, if any, we will return the repaired or replaced item or items to you freight prepaid. Damage to our products caused by accidents, fi re, vandalism, negligence, misinstallation, misuse, Acts of God, or by defective parts not manufactured by us, is not covered under this warranty.

THE WARRANTY TIME PERIOD IS AS FOLLOWS FOR REPLACE-A-TOP™, SAILCLOTH REPLACE-A-TOP™, SUPERTOP®, SUPERTOP® REPLACEMENT SKINS, SUNRIDER®, AND TIGERTOP®: TWO YEARS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.

THE WARRANTY TIME PERIOD IS AS FOLLOWS FOR ALL OTHER “SOFT GOODS” MANUFACTURED BY OUR COMPANY (USING PRIMARILY VINYLS, PLASTICS, AND/OR FOAM): ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.

THE WARRANTY TIME PERIOD IS AS FOLLOWS FOR ALL OTHER “HARD GOODS” MANUFACTURED BY OUR COMPANY (USING PRIMARILY METALS, PLASTICS, AND/OR FIBERGLASS): ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.

​ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE CREATED HEREBY ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE SAME DURATION AND SCOPE AS THE EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTY. OUR COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

For further information or request for warranty work, please contact:
Bestop Inc. Customer Service
Toll-Free: (800) 845-3567
Main: (303)465-1755
E-mail: csbestop@Bestop.com
Website: www.Bestop.com