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Unread 10-28-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
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hard top question

i feel almost embarrassed to ask. so i'm purchasing a hard top, having lived with a soft top and half doors all my life. will half doors (and upper windows) mesh with a hard top, or will i have to buy full steel doors?

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5spd 2.5L 4-cyl, >316k miles
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Unread 10-28-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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chances are that you'll have to buy steel doors
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Unread 10-28-2007, 08:13 PM   #3
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you need the rounded uppers for hard top or full doors
my build up http://jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427353
Originally Posted by tawdr77 View Post
The cheapest way to get a significant power increase over a stock 2.5l, would be to pull it out and put in a 5hp briggs & stratton engine.
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Unread 10-28-2007, 08:14 PM   #4
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Depends on your upper doors. Most hard tops have rounded corners for the upper doors, while your soft uppers probably have a more angled corner. You can probably get aftermarket uppers with rounded corners.
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Unread 10-28-2007, 10:07 PM   #5
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I struggled with this all last winter. The only real solution is full doors. There may be a fiberglass slider upper that could work but they are pricey. I used TJ uppers and the last peg sat inside the door. The first two pegs drop right in the holes. They actually sealed pretty good.
Don't tell my wife how much that really cost!
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