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Unread 05-28-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Liftgate Glass Photo needed,

I broke my liftgate glass a couple weeks ago, It had the wiper motor and defrost. I never used them. A guy I work with had a frame broken YJ and said I could have his liftgate.
When I got it this weekend it was the type with a chrome handle and mine did not.
His inside fiberglass shroud was broken on both ends and mine is almost perfect condition.
Mine seems to fit where his came off except where the two latches come out.

Can someone take a photo of their shroud where the latches come out for me?
I attached the good one and bad one.
Thanks.

I could not take advantage of a free glass from another Jeeper so I offered him my old RCBS reloader.

photo.jpg   broken-latch.jpg  
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Unread 05-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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I took the handles off so I could use my top like a newer style one. I also took off the little cover over the linkages because mine was dry rotted.
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Unread 05-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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Your right photo is the same style as mine, just from a different perspective
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Unread 05-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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Thanks,
I was wondering if there was a cutout on the side of the shroud(cover) where the latches come out.
When I put mine on the new glass the latches get stuck.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:18 AM   #5
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not sure, i took those out too. mine tilts up and down. then when its in the down position, the tailgate keeps it locked down.

i like the color combination on your jeep. the dark seats look good with the tan paint. very nice looking
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Unread 05-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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Thank You,
I plan on repainting it Tan this summer. I always liked just closing the glass and not messing with a handle. I may go your way and remove handle, are you going to plug the hole with something?
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Unread 05-29-2013, 01:46 PM   #7
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That looks like a CJ lift gate. The YJ top closes inside the tailgate. The CJ gate closes outside the tailgate, thus the need for a handle and latches to keep it closed.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 02:01 PM   #8
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Here's a good link on the differences between the YJ and CJ hard tops:

http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f99/di...-hardtop-3539/
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Unread 05-29-2013, 02:15 PM   #9
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Ours are original 87 tops. Ours came this way. The newer style tops are different. I know the 87 top is different then the newer ones because mine is totally stock original, minus the stroker and engine bolt ones.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #10
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Mine closes inside the tailgate, that's why I took the handle off and latches, why have to undo two mechanisms to open the back.


I am going to plug that hole sometime, I just haven't gotten to it yet
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Unread 05-29-2013, 02:19 PM   #11
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The easy and simple fix is to remove the latch pins, springs, & cables and leave the handle. Then install your newer style cover on the inside.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone, I looked at the link for CJ and YJ tops.
The glass I got does have the groove for the YJ to close the gate and I am going to remove the cables and leave the handle.
Since it's laying flat, I'm also going to retint it.

Thanks again.
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