What are these holes for ?

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They look like the other side of where the seatbelt attaches. They’re not threaded and about 2-3/8” deep. I wondered if they don’t have a purpose, has anyone tapped them to bolt something there? Apologies if there’s already a thread.
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Maybe for a soft top?
 

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Yup ..the mechanism that helps it fold down and controls all of the bows that retract is on both sides attached to those holes.
 

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Oh no Roky, I’m not getting caught on THIS trick question again! Lol
 

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If you keep the hard top on, I know there are bags that also use those holes to help connect the bags. As a Christmas gift my wife and daughter got me 2 XG Cargo Gama Spartsbar storage bags. Both the Bags come with a metal bracket that attach partly by using these holes.
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They’re apparently for holding the vehicle along various parts of the production line.

Soft top brackets go on the sides of the rollcage, not the rear. There’s a bracket that can bolt into that location...I managed to fanangle one to fit my 2 door (after they sold it to me as fitting all JL’s they changed it to say only for JLU’s).
 

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I welded My 3rd row OEM seatbelts to that spot on the JKU. It was not part of the JKU soft top.
 

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This is the best/only picture I have of that bar...on the 2 door the bolt holes have to be extended then it fits.

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They look like the other side of where the seatbelt attaches. They’re not threaded and about 2-3/8” deep. I wondered if they don’t have a purpose, has anyone tapped them to bolt something there? Apologies if there’s already a thread.
Thanks
Roky

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I use those holes to shoot off bottle rockets on the 4th.

(....and they have nothing to do with the soft top fyi)
 

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If you keep the hard top on, I know there are bags that also use those holes to help connect the bags. As a Christmas gift my wife and daughter got me 2 XG Cargo Gama Spartsbar storage bags. Both the Bags come with a metal bracket that attach partly by using these holes.
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I have these bags, too. They're fantastic.
 

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To confirm what @KnG818 said, those holes are not used by the soft top. I'm not entirely sure but I believe they are threaded under a layer of paint. Like I did with the hard top mounting holes to attach some hooks, you can drive a bolt through them (a little hard the first time) to clear the paint if you want to mount something there.
 

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To confirm what @KnG818 said, those holes are not used by the soft top. I'm not entirely sure but I believe they are threaded under a layer of paint. Like I did with the hard top mounting holes to attach some hooks, you can drive a bolt through them (a little hard the first time) to clear the paint if you want to mount something there.
That boss is not threaded. I tapped it and used it to mount a fire extinguisher using the CoolTechLLC mount.
https://www.cooltechllc.com/2018-je...h3r_nb300_mount/80-side_of_jeep-driver_s_side
 
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