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post #76 of 347 Old 04-02-2011, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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No progress on the hard top today but I got a lot done on the floors. The floors will definatly be done by next weekend, which is when I hope to make "the big cut"




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post #77 of 347 Old 04-02-2011, 08:13 PM
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Oh, and what opinions do you guys have on this roof rack is going to have to be intergrated around the open top. Loose the moonvisor?



Moonvisor looks good and you don't seem em on XJs often. Not liking the rack, well the front of it anyway.


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post #78 of 347 Old 04-02-2011, 08:30 PM
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I am also looking forward to this - this is the most interesting roof mod since the VW camper top - it must be a NY thing to hack open your roof. Matches the floors of most rust belt XJ's I guess.

re: Roof Rack

Looks like a headboard from a kids bedroom set. I'm just sayin'
I prefer a smaller stock type of roof rack look and square seems to be most common.
If you are just wanting to be different, I believe that roof rack achieves it.


Now that spring is really here, finish the floors and let's see some grinder sparks flying up top too.
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post #79 of 347 Old 04-02-2011, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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[quote=rugsucka;11292740]I am also looking forward to this - this is the most interesting roof mod since the VW camper top - it must be a NY thing to hack open your roof. Matches the floors of most rust belt XJ's I guess.

re: Roof Rack

Looks like a headboard from a kids bedroom set. I'm just sayin'
I prefer a smaller stock type of roof rack look and square seems to be most common.
If you are just wanting to be different, I believe that roof rack achieves it.

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Now that spring is really here, finish the floors and let's see some grinder sparks flying up top too.
I'm actually going to use a circular saw to cut the roof so there is NO sparks. Last thing I want to do is spray more hot metal around in there.

Lowes sells a special blade that I will use in that Rigid I bought pictured on page 5

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post #80 of 347 Old 04-02-2011, 08:56 PM
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I like projects that give me the excuse to buy more tools too. I'm using axle ujoints as an excuse to buy a 3/4" breaker bar and at least a 36mm impact socket - maybe a whole set of big ol' sockets.

Your neighbours are likely used to seeing you work on your jeep, but kneeling on the roof with a skil-saw will probably top your other mods. You should get someone to take some pics and video you in action - it would make a good "it's a jeep thing" motivational.
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post #81 of 347 Old 04-02-2011, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Your neighbours are likely used to seeing you work on your jeep, but kneeling on the roof with a skil-saw will probably top your other mods. You should get someone to take some pics and video you in action - it would make a good "it's a jeep thing" motivational.
Haha I definitely should get some in action shots! If I get all the sheetmetal down tomoorow I think I'll finish mapping out the roof in sharpie

I know the length and width and the XYZ of where I'll place the thing but some VERY special cuts need to be made in the corners. I've drawn out many diagrams so I now know the perfect trims that need to be made

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post #82 of 347 Old 04-03-2011, 12:57 AM
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I just noticed this thread, and was skeptical when I saw it, but now I'm psyched! That's a really cool idea, I'm excited to see how it works out. My first thought was "why is he using plywood instead of sheet metal?" But after thinking about it I'm starting to see the merits of plywood. You're a braver man than I to be cutting up your roof, I'm sure it'll turn out great though, and I'll be jealous this summer when you're cruising around with the top off and I'm not! Good luck!
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I just noticed this thread, and was skeptical when I saw it, but now I'm psyched! That's a really cool idea, I'm excited to see how it works out. My first thought was "why is he using plywood instead of sheet metal?" But after thinking about it I'm starting to see the merits of plywood. You're a braver man than I to be cutting up your roof, I'm sure it'll turn out great though, and I'll be jealous this summer when you're cruising around with the top off and I'm not! Good luck!
I appriciate the kind words.

And to all that are still watching, I'm going to cut the roof this weekend, whether i'm ready for it or not. The floor still isnt done and my steering collum got ruined but im just going to pick up my sack and swing it even harder.

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post #84 of 347 Old 04-06-2011, 05:32 AM
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good.... I can't wait to see some progress... especially a big gaping hole in that roof
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post #86 of 347 Old 04-06-2011, 09:36 AM
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dude keep the rack the same as long as you stuff the front loop with lights it will look BA, other wise its iffy

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can't wait to see how this goes. i was just thinkign about this, saw it in jp magazine last night.
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post #88 of 347 Old 04-07-2011, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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can't wait to see how this goes. i was just thinkign about this, saw it in jp magazine last night.
I better get some compensation for it being in JP .

Anyways, im having a **** load of trouble with my broken steering column. I HAVE to figur out a solution by tomorrow AND have the floors done

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hows your column broken?

Completely stock, and keeping it that way...

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post #90 of 347 Old 04-07-2011, 10:36 PM
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cut that *****!

look what I found on youtube....I watched every video,from tips and tricks part one, all the way to this one. the 4 door looked so familiar, but when I saw this one I was like "Holy ***** its hussler!"

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