Hey, I have an 89 yj, and I was wondering if anyone has removed their softtop skeleton and just used the roll bars as a frame. And being an 89, it does not have the full roll cage, but the half one. So I'd need to keep the rear frame piece, but I hate that center one. Just trying to simplify the process of putting up/ taking down the soft top.
The top is built for the frame. You'll likely have to check with someone like Bestop to see if they made a frameless top for the CJ's as the early YJ's and late CJ's have a lot of interchangeable parts.
1996 White ZJ
1987 Maroon YJ (sideways build)
1996 Forest Green XJ
Hah, I can say I agree with you there. Outside the looks, they killed interior space, had a blind spot that would hide a Mack truck and back passengers needed to be midgets. I remember them way back in the day when I had my first YJ. The last to go was the California Top (the one with the side windows). They later became Offroad Heros, which still makes frameless tops, but only for the JK.
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