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Unread 03-09-2011, 09:42 PM   #16
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Can't wait to see your final product, I hope everything goes smoothly.

In fact your artistic skill has inspired me so much, I felt like drawing you a picture.
Here you are, in your jeep, with your new awesome sunroof:







Haha really though, sorry I have no advice for this, but would really like to see this done.
This is awesome! I do think your rear driveshaft is toast though.

I also am eager to see what you come up with. GOOD LUCK!!!

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Unread 03-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #17
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I'm really having a tough time finding adjustable latches

I'm thinking about using latches similar to those you see on little tool boxes
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-09-2011, 09:52 PM   #18
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Can't wait to see your final product, I hope everything goes smoothly.

In fact your artistic skill has inspired me so much, I felt like drawing you a picture.
Here you are, in your jeep, with your new awesome sunroof:







Haha really though, sorry I have no advice for this, but would really like to see this done.
Hmmm.... what about maybe buying a used hardtop from a newer JK? Those tops are pretty flat and it might work.....
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Unread 03-09-2011, 09:53 PM   #19
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these might work.
http://www.amazon.com/Nielsen-Sessions-Latches-Compression-Straight/dp/B002IB12HE
not sure if it would be heavy enough though.
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:03 PM   #20
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these might work.
http://www.amazon.com/Nielsen-Sessio.../dp/B002IB12HE

not sure if it would be heavy enough though.
Man, rough-country-vender-guy to the rescue!!! VERY close to what im looking for, never thought to look on amazon!

BTW how much can you get me a set of control arm drop brackets shipped to 13323?
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Sometimes a restoration project is a labor of love, at which point cost, time, and labor involved become irrelevant.
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:06 PM   #21
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I think I just found my answer!

About 8 of these guys around the perimeter, or should I go with something adjustable metal because it would be stronger?

http://www.amazon.com/Handle-Southco-Drawer-Latches-Stainless/dp/B002IBGS96/ref=pd_sbs_indust_12
I really like this idea because of the way they can be mounted and there is plenty of "wiggle room" in installing them
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:08 PM   #22
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Man this is what I really like to have but the mounting system wont work for my application

http://www.amazon.com/-STA-CO-323-Action-Threaded-U-Bolt/dp/B0006NC612/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1299730058&sr=1-1
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:11 PM   #23
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I think I'm going to have to draw up another sketch so you guys can see what I plan for the latch
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:21 PM   #24
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I just wrote "rain gutter" so it would be easier to tell what your looking at. Hope it makes sense to everybody

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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #25
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And with the latch


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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-09-2011, 10:50 PM   #26
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Any input is welcome, i'm going to bed!
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Sometimes a restoration project is a labor of love, at which point cost, time, and labor involved become irrelevant.
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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Unread 03-10-2011, 04:19 AM   #27
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I'm excited. You always do good work. Subscribed.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 07:33 AM   #28
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Question, why plywood? I know its cheap and easy to get but its a bit heavy, why not use some 18ga sheet metal and a some flat bar or angle iron to reinforce it or even build it out of fiber glass to make it as light as possible?

I like the idea thought
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Unread 03-10-2011, 08:13 AM   #29
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Unread 03-10-2011, 02:53 PM   #30
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Question, why plywood? I know its cheap and easy to get but its a bit heavy, why not use some 18ga sheet metal and a some flat bar or angle iron to reinforce it or even build it out of fiber glass to make it as light as possible?

I like the idea thought
Hey,

I'm afraid with sheet metal there will be more chance of buffeting at speed. Sure I could reinforce it, welding on braces and stuff but then it would be just as heavy.

Also with the plywood It should provide a good layer of insulation/noise reduction and I could carpet the inside to raise the classy factor

I'm also planning to coat the outside in one layer of matting and resin to make it stiffer and more water resistant, easier to look nice when painted as well.


I'm hoping to bring home a sheet of nice plywood tonight, depends what time I get out of class though
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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
92 XJ with ARB's, 5" lift, too much armor, 33's and some other garbage
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