Yep, I actually bought a new cowl seal from Fairchild because my old one wouldn't compress enough to get to 97-3/4". It still barely made it, I had to drop it all the way to the bottom of the bracket to get the measurement right.Hey, first did you verify the measurement from the windshield to the tub as in the directions?
Adjusted in the door frame of the Jeep itself? I can double check when I'm in front of the Jeep but they should be pretty centered in the opening.Second, the doors really need to be adjusted as close to perfect as you can get in order for the frames to seal around.
Interesting. Ok, as long as it seals well.I did have the same issue with the windshield bracket. I took the thicker rubber flap and placed it inside the door surround bar vs outside and it has sealed up pretty well. I do think moving that tab inboard 3/16" would solve the problem better than what I did.
Ok. I'm still thinking about sliding the whole rail system back so there's no gap between the three pieces.On the drivers door I shaved about 1/8" off of the door surround rod holder. If you move that rod further back it will not seal as well on the mid/top part of the door.
I am just so used to things not fitting correctly I naturally go that route. I have built several fiberglass Jeeps over the years so I loosely follow directions since things are never exact.I wish I had done that instead of following the instructions that came with the top.