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Unread 04-11-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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Hard top and seats question

Hello I just bought a 1992 Jeep wrangler with the 4 cyl and a 5 speed.
It has a hard top and half doors with sliding windows. I would like to put a soft top on the jeep. My question is who makes a soft top with all mounting hardware and frame ? second what should I ask for the hard top? it has no cracks and is in great condition. I plan to make the jeep my summer toy and do not want the hard top. It also has new mastercraft baja rs bucket seats that I want to sell as they are too wide and the shifter hits them, what would be a good price to ask for them ? They are brand new and the owner just put them in.
I am new to jeep wranglers and would like to sell these items at a fair price. and hopefully be able to buy a complete new soft top for what I am able to sell these parts for.

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Unread 04-11-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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700 bucks. Factory YJ hard top in good condition. I think you might just get it. I have heard of people getting more than that. It is a valuable part of a YJ. That and full doors, but I see you have half doors. Some like those better for good reason. But, I say 700.00 is a fair asking price. (Imo)
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Unread 04-11-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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Get a Bestop Supertop with half door uppers or a factory soft top and hardware with soft uppers. In the fall around this area a clean hardtop may get $700 but more like $400 if you want it gone. The half doors were only available with a soft top from the factory I believe. I think the only way you got a factory hardtop was with full doors.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 07:49 PM   #4
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Around here a perfect hard top with all glass, tinted, no cracks and a rear wiper would go for $800. If it doesn't have a rear defroster/wiper $500
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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #5
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Hello I just bought a 1992 Jeep wrangler with the 4 cyl and a 5 speed.
It has a hard top and half doors with sliding windows. I would like to put a soft top on the jeep. My question is who makes a soft top with all mounting hardware and frame ? second what should I ask for the hard top? it has no cracks and is in great condition. I plan to make the jeep my summer toy and do not want the hard top. It also has new mastercraft baja rs bucket seats that I want to sell as they are too wide and the shifter hits them, what would be a good price to ask for them ? They are brand new and the owner just put them in.
I am new to jeep wranglers and would like to sell these items at a fair price. and hopefully be able to buy a complete new soft top for what I am able to sell these parts for.
Hard to say on the HT. I'm not 100% on this, but most of the ones I've seen with the sliders are after market (steelhorse, ect.) tops that people picked up b/c they originally had a soft top w/half doors.

Shoot me PM on the seats and pics if ya got 'em. I'm not sure if those are the ones I was looking at before, but I've been 'thinking' of springing for some new (suspention) seats since I have a bad back and all. Of course, I'm also your typical broke Jeeper, too. And don't have alot of discresionary cash laying around either. But since you mentioned too wide, that may be what I'm looking for. I've read MC makes their seats a little wider than most. But then again, I also have a 5sp and 1" BL, so they would also have to fit, or it would'nt be worth it. Anywho, let me know what you're thinking of getting out of them and we'll go from there.



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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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My question is who makes a soft top with all mounting hardware and frame ?
Several companies make full tops with all the hardware. Check to make sure they include the door surrounds, tailgate bar, and windshield header, especially if you end up going used.

All Bestop full tops (Sunrider, Supertop, Trektop) would have all the hardware you need, but some others require you to get your own door surrounds, for example. But there are some other brands out there with everything you need, as well.

Your other choices would be a Bikini/Windjammer type combination, which makes a half cab top. On a YJ you can't go with the "bowless" tops (Trektop, etc.) that just use the rollbar for support, so you're a bit more limited in your choices.

Have fun hunting for the best top for your vehicle!
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:11 PM   #7
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I would personally put the hardtop in the back of the garage and use it in the winter. Ive heard other forum members say their soft top is just as good, but i think it makes a quieter, warmer ride in the winter months. Plus if you can find some full doors you have a much more secure vehicle. Over here a good hardtop will fetch almost $1000, hard 1/2 doors are about $200 a piece.
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