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Unread 04-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Softtop Hardware (Full Steel Doors)

I bought my YJ over a year ago with a hard top and full steel doors. I sold the hardtop since it was in pretty bad shape, and have been using just a bikini top since then. I know very little about softtops and their associated hardware. If I understand correctly, there were very few YJ's from the factory that came with full steel doors and softtops. I've been able to find most of the OEM hardware pretty cheap. Now, are there any replacement tops for a YJ with full steel doors to utilize the original hardware? I've looked at the pavement ends tops, and I like the $299 price tag. However, it looks like they only have them for YJ's with half doors. I could forget the hardware and go with a bowless top, but I was hoping to not drop over $400 into it. Comments? Recommendations?

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Unread 04-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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I would recommend craigslist.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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Full steel doors will work with the Besttop replacement top, but you may get some leaking around the upper rear corners. It will seal ok, but not perfectly. Go to Quadratech and use their top selector and pick the type of hardware you have. OEM soft top hardware differs from the Bestop hardware, and the top you pick needs to match. There are several selections available based upon your hardware selection.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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factory soft top hardware will not work with full doors, soft tops came with half doors and soft uppers, which had square corners, yours of course are rounded


super top hardware looks like it will work, but in fact doesn't, the radius of the curve is different. you'll either have to get ahold of 1/2 doors, or do the TJ soft top mod (TJ do work)
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Unread 04-08-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
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factory soft top hardware will not work with full doors, soft tops came with half doors and soft uppers, which had square corners, yours of course are rounded
Now I'm confused. What about this:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/11033_9406_07.htm

Granted, the link above is only for the front bows...but it seems like there is an option for full doors and a soft top. I've just never seen a top for a YJ and full doors.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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I've got a bestop supertop, it works just fine with full steel doors.
Actually, I just sold my hard top, got tired of storing it during the summer, and only have the supertop. It takes a little wile to warm up in the winter, but once warm, it's just fine. Also, it seals up well enough to keep even a heavy rain out, and with the windows removed, it makes a decent safari top.
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Unread 04-09-2011, 02:38 PM   #7
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I've got a Bestop Sunrider and it works absolutely fine with my full doors.
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Unread 04-09-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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I got full doors with the hard/soft top combo so I ordered the bikini BC I preferred that , how well did your bikini top seal with the full doors?
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none of our bikini tops ever worked with full doors. my 87 or my wife's 93. they both have gaps of about an inch across the top of the door
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Unread 04-09-2011, 05:52 PM   #10
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Well this should be fun in these upcoming summer months

Edit: though this IS a good excuse to get some half doors lol
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try jeepsareus.com idk where these people hide at but the did make the jeep hardware for both jeep doors my best answer would be to google it or ebay it you'll find somethin
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Unread 08-18-2011, 10:40 PM   #12
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supertop, or sunrider top both work well with full doors. OME tops will work but you will have a large space in the corners of the door.
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supertop, or sunrider top both work well with full doors. OME tops will work but you will have a large space in the corners of the door.
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Supertop and Sunrider have an option for to purchase for Jeeps with Full Steel Doors
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