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post #31 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:38 AM
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I paid 1500 for my hard top and that was the lowest price I found in ca

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post #32 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:45 AM
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Oh, one more. Lets not forget the melted snow on the soft top too. The ice really is great for the soft top! Ahh the annual topless run. Warthog, when do they do the one in Illinois?
I've never been a part of one that was more than just me and a few buddies. We go every year at least once, but sometime two or three times, basically whenever mother nature decides to dump a blizzard. We suit up in our bibs and ski goggles, flip the windshield down, and cruise Lake Shore Drive as everyone stares and almost hits the person in front of them


Believe it or not, cops aren't too fond of our little adventures, something about dangerous and unsafe operation blah blah blah....

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post #33 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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That's what I plan on doing for tbe right price. 1200 is way too much.
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post #34 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:50 AM
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I paid 1500 for my hard top and that was the lowest price I found in ca
You got straigt up rocked. Sorry to break your heart.
30 seconds on LA craigslist and I found one for half that.
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...150874448.html

I'm really not understanding this, why are hard tops in warm climate areas more expensive? Shouldn't all us north-dwellers be charging more? I see them on CL all the time between $300-$700. I was able to snag one last year for $50 and flip it for $450 in less than a week. Just have to be vigilant about checking CL for new deals or people that just want their sh*t gone and don't care what they get for it.

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post #35 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:51 AM
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We'll maybe because in ca we have a lot of wind and soft tops stuck to drive when really windy
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post #36 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:52 AM
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Yeah thats rough!

Here is a top and two sets of doors for under 200 lol

http://nwct.craigslist.org/pts/4167130340.html

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post #37 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:52 AM
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I bought my hardtop a year ago and it was more expensive back then ya it is a lot but it was practically brand new
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post #38 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Jasonjones21....where aee you in California? 1500 appears to be a high for a top. I found one at a jeep wreckage yard for 1200
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post #39 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 11:10 AM
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Shipped freight you cabn find a way cheaper price. Grandboost if those doors are in good shape buy that SOB. I will give you the 2 bills for those rust free tan doors!
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post #40 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 11:42 AM
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I know, if I had the extra money I wouldve been all over it and flipped the doors to make a quick buck

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post #41 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 11:47 AM
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keep the hard doors. once you get your ac going, the socal and warm weather guys will never take the top off again if they have to drive to work and are white collar guys.

I don't feel like working on anything, at this time.
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post #42 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 12:04 PM
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keep the hard doors. once you get your ac going, the socal and warm weather guys will never take the top off again if they have to drive to work and are white collar guys.
> air conditioning
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post #43 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 12:24 PM
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Fine. Everyone giving me crap about wanting a comfortable ride ect. Now we're worried about some wind noise and cold?

It's a Jeep, not a limo.


Just kiddin



And yes. Hard tops and doors are really expensive here and they sit on craigslist forever. ??????

What happens in my Jeep, stays in my Jeep
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post #44 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 12:25 PM
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Hardtops all the way! Cant stand soft tops.

I started with a hard top, my land lord damaged it and I was forced to buy a soft top on craigslist while I repaired the hardtop. With the winter/storms/tight trails we have, the soft top was junk in no time. Could barely see out of the windows, top was stained from mud, noisy, leaky, etc. Eventually got bent from hitting too many trees and branches. Sold it. Bought a bikini top, same thing. Then a safari top, which I still have but its all stained and stretched.

Picked up another hard top to cut into a half hard top, or a hard bikini top, which I use most the year now. So I have extra windows and what not from the cut up one and Im thinking about buying another one to cut into a hard safari type top. The hardtop isnt armor but it is stronger than a soft top, Ive slid across my top numerous times and whacked it on plenty of things which the marks to show for it. Soft tops just wouldnt cut it
I completely agree with you. I can't stand soft tops. I did the same thing you did. I took a beat up hard top, chopped it in half just enough to cover the top of the roll bar, then fiberglass in the openings where the windows used to be. I use a windjammer and deck cover during the winter months and during the warmer months I take everything off but usually leave the top on. I love it!
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post #45 of 85 Old 11-05-2013, 12:44 PM
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Could you post a picture of yours? I havent finished mine yet. I actually cut out the rear section that held that hatch too and plan to fiberglass it to whats left, hugging the rollbar




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