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Unread 03-17-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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LJ Safari hardtop

Looks like the top Jeff built is finally coming to market. YIKES on the price, though.

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Unread 03-17-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Well when you think of how much a factory LJ top is, it seems about right.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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Totally different top but the Wildboar fast back is much cheaper. I do like all that this top brings though.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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4K? I'd rather have a soft top and lockers.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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4K? I'd rather have a soft top and lockers.
Amen
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4K? I'd rather have a soft top and lockers.
What about the guys that have lockers, winch, bumpers, soft top, etc...

I don't need one, but if I was needing something like that 4k isn't over priced IMO.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #7
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I'm curious if the hard window panels can be changed over to soft windows. I think Jeff's prototype had that feature? That'd be pretty sweet. No doors or windows in the summer, but the sun wouldn't be baking you because you'd be under the hardtop. That would eliminate the annoying hardtop to soft top change over every year for me. Never mind the fact I don't have a garage so it just sits in my driveway taking up space.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #8
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I do like it, but it doesn't work with drop down tail gate. guess I'll be out.
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I'm sure there will be people that would buy it, but I think anything over the range of $2000-2500 would eliminate most interested buyers from even considering it. How many of us are spending $10,000 or less on our Jeep's to begin with? I know I did.. I'd have trouble justifying it, although I do love the design.
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What about the guys that have lockers, winch, bumpers, soft top, etc...

I don't need one, but if I was needing something like that 4k isn't over priced IMO.
Yep. It's all about personal preference. Not sayin there isn't a market.
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I'm curious if the hard window panels can be changed over to soft windows. I think Jeff's prototype had that feature? That'd be pretty sweet. No doors or windows in the summer, but the sun wouldn't be baking you because you'd be under the hardtop. That would eliminate the annoying hardtop to soft top change over every year for me. Never mind the fact I don't have a garage so it just sits in my driveway taking up space.
Yes, swappable hard sides/roll-up soft sides is a feature of the Safari Cab I built for my LJ. I run the top all summer with the soft sides and swap over to the hard sides for the winter.

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If you remember gr8tops sent that survey a while back with the Max price of 2k. My guess it they are trying to recoup their molds cost before the full production run.
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Just buy one of these and be done with it..


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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #14
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You might end up saving some dough with the Merc too.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 11:51 PM   #15
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I'm sure there will be people that would buy it, but I think anything over the range of $2000-2500 would eliminate most interested buyers from even considering it. How many of us are spending $10,000 or less on our Jeep's to begin with? I know I did.. I'd have trouble justifying it, although I do love the design.
I actually want one of these because I always use my soft top with the windows removed, but the top up for the shade. So I remove the hard top from the winter months and then toss on the soft top. With the Safari top it would be easier and not require a big storage space for the hard top in the summer. Just pull the hard panels off, neatly stack them in the corner, and install the soft sides in the rolled up position. Unroll them when it rains.

The only thing keeping me from tossing them money is this initial run requirement of being there for them to install it. I could only do pick up unless they could do a one day turn around.
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