post #1 of Old 03-31-2013, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Soft top on a YJ

Trying to determine if a 98 TJ Soft Top will fit on a 94 YJ?

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post #2 of Old 03-31-2013, 04:22 PM
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With enough time, patience, and fabrication skills you will succeed.

I believe I've seen a couple other forum members do it but I don't recall who it was.

If you're asking if it's a direct unbolt and bolt on swap...no.

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Thanks for info. Yes I was hoping for quick bolt on. Been looking through forum for a while, but could not find anyone else who has attempted it.
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post #4 of Old 03-31-2013, 05:30 PM
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Thanks for info. Yes I was hoping for quick bolt on. Been looking through forum for a while, but could not find anyone else who has attempted it.
Maybe this will help some.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...-pics-1046359/

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post #5 of Old 03-31-2013, 05:33 PM
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It's been done, but from everything I read (when I couldn't find a YJ top over here) it's a real PITA. You'll need all of the TJ hardware, including all the upper 1/2 doors. Takes a lot of $$, time and fab work.

Lot less hassle to find a YJ top.
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The previous owner of my '95 YJ had a TJ top on it. It was an aftermarket "multi top". The sound bar was in the way for the roof to velcro to the top of the roll bar, so that bracket got cut off the sound bar. It also didn't line up 100% and some extra velcro had to be added to the top. There were gaps and there were spots that you could see the light of day through. Needless to say when I got the YJ, the factory soft top went back on it.

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post #7 of Old 04-01-2013, 06:35 PM
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I got a free TJ soft top coming to me soon. My dad had a spare one left over from his TJ. I plan to swap it over here coming this summer. I shall find out how easy it will be to make it work and still be able to retain my YJ hard top for winter.

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I know you need the TJ rollbar to do a TJ top. I stopped looking at that point though so I do not know what else you need

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I know you need the TJ rollbar to do a TJ top. I stopped looking at that point though so I do not know what else you need
I cut and welded the tj rear bars to my Yj sport bar, so we shall see how easy it can be I know the bungs for the hardware to attach are on the b pillar of a tj roll cage. I know this sounds ghetto but I might use electrical conduit to build my soft top frame, since my dad is an electrician I have access to a conduit bender and such. I have yet to get the top so I havent made any definate plans.

build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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