TJ uppers on a YJ with soft top?
Hey guys, I've seen this discussed a lot about using TJ uppers with a hardtop but I couldn't find anything about a softop. I need to replace my uppers and I found some TJ ones and need to know if they can be made to work? I have the bestop with the round corners so that should be the same. Thanks for any help!
Don't c y they wouldn't work. I use tj uppers in mine but I run a frameless style top called a softopper. I gotta say I love the tj uppers, they just work better than the yj ones did, the fit all comes down to ur welding. It's a ver easy job. The front 2pins work the way they r, the third pin closest to back seats/door latch need to b cut off n rewelded. Just cut it off at the turn and then shorten the metal on frame left until it lines up perfect. I also found that if u want a real nice seal, u can go back and take the material off again and heat it up with a torch n bend it so it seals just how u want it. It's almost perfect just from the cut and weld but the areas near the door latch at the top sort of bows a little, so I heated it up and bent it inward slightly.
Originally Posted by iflypa28
Just an update. I ended up getting some full (two piece) soft TJ doors. The deal was too good to pass up, $125 absolutely brand new on CL. Apparently these uppers are different than the uppers meant to go on the half door so they really wouldn't have worked well at all with the YJ halfs. So I decided to just go for it and fabricate the door latch to a TJ style one so I could use the whole door (and I got super lucky finding a TJ at the junk yard). I ended up doing it in a way that I could swap the YJ striker back in in a few minutes so I could still use those doors too. Ill have to post some pictures tomorrow when the sun comes back around. Anyway thanks for your help, they fit awesome! I probably never would have gone that far if you didn't let me know how happy you were with yours.
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