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post #76 of 85 Old 11-07-2013, 07:13 AM
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Thanks, looks great! Real clean jeep too! My plan is to go with the angle of the roll bar

And I do need to find myself a CJ top for when I swap in my CJ tailgate. $200 is a good deal
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post #77 of 85 Old 11-07-2013, 10:48 AM
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I have a chance to buy a bestop supertop from a buddy of mine for $175 with all hardware and brand new soft uppers, the only downside is that there is a small rip on the rear driversind window. Is this worth it?
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post #78 of 85 Old 11-07-2013, 11:57 AM
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its your call if its worth it or not.

to me, its not worth it because i have a hardtop and a softopper.



as far as the locks on the top for a cj tailgate. that is something i am fighting right now. i put my yj hardtop on for the winter and have to climb in to the back to drop the tailgate to open the top. and its a two person deal to close the tailgate since i have a nice gasket still so i cannot pull hte tailgate hard enough to flip the latches from the inside with the back window closed

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #79 of 85 Old 11-07-2013, 12:25 PM
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its your call if its worth it or not. to me, its not worth it because i have a hardtop and a softopper. as far as the locks on the top for a cj tailgate. that is something i am fighting right now. i put my yj hardtop on for the winter and have to climb in to the back to drop the tailgate to open the top. and its a two person deal to close the tailgate since i have a nice gasket still so i cannot pull hte tailgate hard enough to flip the latches from the inside with the back window closed
im thinking the locks on the tailgate would be worth it. Especially if you want to go a cheaper route vs buying a new hardtop.

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Yes, totally worth it

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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Thanks for your guys' input!
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post #83 of 85 Old 11-08-2013, 04:07 AM
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Thanks. I appreciate it. I have learned from the forum too. There are great peeps on the forum.
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post #84 of 85 Old 11-25-2013, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Okay guys...let's put closure to this issue. Well...I attempted to put a hardtop on the jeep but was unable to due to the overhead light bar on the windshield. There's just not enough clearance under the light bar. So that settles that. No I will not move the light bar. Don't feel like patching the open holes with rivets or using liquid steel. The soft top is on and just needs some cleaning to make it look decent. Thanks for all you suggestion and opinions. You guys are great. If you can't find an answer to your problems in this forum....It can't be fixed. You guys have the answers for everything. Thanks again.
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post #85 of 85 Old 11-25-2013, 11:09 AM
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Well...I attempted to put a hardtop on the jeep but was unable to due to the overhead light bar on the windshield. There's just not enough clearance under the light bar. .
I looked at the pics you posted of your light bar, and it would seem that a piece of 1"x2" flat stock with bolt holes drilled in would space that bar up the extra 1" or so you're missing. It would take all of 10 minutes and cost under $10. There's no reason not to do it if you are already invested in a hard top (and a hard top is absolutely worth every bit).

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