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Unread 07-22-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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Soft upper doors on hardtop...

I am buying a CJ hardtop which I am 99% sure will fit on my 87 YJ. Right now I have the half doors and soft uppers. Just looking for confirmation that these will work together?

Thanks in advance, Jon

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Unread 07-22-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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in order to use soft uppers on a hard top they would have to be TJ uppers. i would sugest getting some fiberglass uppers with the sliding windows
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Unread 07-22-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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Fiberglass uppers with the sliding windows would definitely be ideal.
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Unread 07-22-2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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Thanks, what area do they not fit in? It is a fun vehicle so I am not too concerned if it is perfect. I noticed the soft windows fit into a track screwed into the side of the windshield. That slightly blocks the hardtop, however I may be able to modify so they bith fit in. What other areas should I look for?

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Unread 07-22-2004, 02:47 PM   #5
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the soft uppers will overlap the hard top all the way around from the windshield to the door. i had to do that for about 3days and i got soaked from the rain.

i am assuming that you have the supertop uppers since they are the round ones and the OEM tops are squared.
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Unread 07-22-2004, 03:02 PM   #6
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Yes I beleive they are the supertop uppers although I got them with the jeep and am not completely sure. Will those be OK or will I still need to look into the TJ's? Thanks again!
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Unread 07-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #7
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the supertop is the soft top i have and that is the one that got me wet.

you can always try it adn if you dont like it then do somthing about it.

that is what i did.
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Unread 07-22-2004, 05:01 PM   #8
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So the stock, soft tj uppers will fit into the lower YJ steel doors? This is funny, I am using a CJ hardtop for my YJ and need TJ upper doors to fit. Interesting, huh?
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Unread 07-22-2004, 05:30 PM   #9
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Soft TJ uppers will not fit on the YJ half door. However, if this is your "fun vehicle" it really is not that bad using the YJ upper halves with the hard top. I did it for a couple weeks even in the rain. They sit flush against the hardtop itself, just do not tuck into the inner frame, completly sealing off the elements. When it rained, i only got a little moisture in the cab, mostly bc at highway speeds they would blow out side to side. It's half *** and it also looks bad, but it semi-works for short term. Don't waste any money on TJ uppers, do it right the first time and either buy some fiberglass slider upper halves or find some full hard doors...
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Unread 07-22-2004, 07:59 PM   #10
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Thanks, one question....will the bestop uppers fit on the hardtop? It looks like they are rounded at the corners like the hardtop is.
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Unread 07-23-2004, 07:18 AM   #11
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they are rounded but they are just simply bigger.
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Unread 07-23-2004, 08:51 AM   #12
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I have a CJ top on my YJ but I think it is from an earlier model than the one you got cuz some stuff just didn't fit right and I had to do some engineering on it. I know you have to trim some on it and whatnot but I had some other issues to deal with. I don't mind a little work on things that will make a good difference on my YJ though. If you want to look at my writeup here it is http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/woes-cj-hardtop-yj-89618/ have fun and let me know if this was helpful to you...Later <><
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Unread 07-23-2004, 10:21 AM   #13
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Thanks, your post was helpful.

I am struggling between a great deal I found on a CJ hardtop or just getting the Rock Crawler fastback. It looks like in either direction I am going to spend $400-$500 for a solution. On one hand I can use my existing soft door inserts for the Fastback ($379.00) or get this hardtop ($150) and add some type of fiberglass/upper sliders ($300-$350). I like to feeling of Fastback and having it easily up & down/stored, although I am not sure if it would be very comfortable for someone in the back. I also have no experience with the sound at high speeds/flapping & overall warmth/comfort. I like the idea of the hardtop for obvious reasons.

So that is it, hopefully I can make up my mind, it is hard to pass up a deal on a hardtop like that.
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Unread 07-23-2004, 10:37 AM   #14
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For that price I would go ahead and buy it anyways. If nothing else sell it on eBay as a local auction...You'd make probably more than double your money back on it if it doesnt have any stress cracks on it. That is if you decide not to keep it. Have fun with it. Later <><
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