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Unread 03-30-2004, 10:14 PM   #1
herb101
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YJ Hardtop and Soft Upper Doors?

I've got an '87 YJ that I bought with no top (and not much else). I've got a hardtop from an '88 YJ that I've put on it and I've got the factory half-doors. I live in Texas and have no AC - so I LOVE the half doors!

I absolutely hate upper door sliders and don't care much for full hard doors. I'd like to run the soft door uppers but I'm having trouble coming up with a solution to do that. I have a set of Bestot soft uppers, but the dimensions are 'off'. The shape is OK at the top corner, but the upper is about 1-1/2" too long. The rounded 'kickout' above the stricker is much less pronounced on the Bestop uppers than a factory hard door, but I'm less concerned about that. The rear upper corner fit good, but the windsheild angle seems to be off too (yes, I am sure they are for a YJ - not a TJ- they have a snap at the front flap). I'm looking for a solution that will be fairly weather-tight and affordable. The fiberglass slider uppers I've found are like 10% of the total build-up cost of my Jeep - no dice! (not to mention - I don't want those...)

Any ideas or has anyone else driven down this trail already?


Thanks,
Herb
(Wet in SA)

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Unread 03-31-2004, 07:19 AM   #2
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with soft uppers there is a plastic piece that is bolted to the windshield frame. the soft top, when up, is attached to it. The plastic piece allows for there to be a nice seal. so you will probably need to make something for the door to make a seal with.
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Unread 03-31-2004, 07:35 AM   #3
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If you can weld and feel like doing very little work. I found that TJ upper softdoors will fit perfectly on YJ half hard doors. THe only thing that is off is the Rods that stick in the door. They stick out a little too far. I was going to do this but then decided that maybe I just won't run doors anymore at all.
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