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post #106 of 347 Old 04-09-2011, 07:11 PM
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that's a great f'n idea.

can't wait to see how it goes on and STILL want to see the XJ top chopped up

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So anyways thats all I have for tonight, AND NO I DIDNT CUT THE ROOF OFF YET SO SUE ME.

I have to figure out hot to get this big *** piece of fiberglass out of the 4 door because, again, the latch doesnt work from the outside. I'm really glad I dedided to do this, I had been stalling because I like the plywood idea less and less every time I walked into the garage. THIS will be MOST EXCELLENT

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post #108 of 347 Old 04-09-2011, 07:14 PM
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post #109 of 347 Old 04-09-2011, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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oh, and i LOVE the staight cut on the topper
Hahaha yeah I got all excited and buzzed it off. I know its going to be MUCH lower profile so I just hacked it.

Side note on the Jeep-agons thread, I was VERY surprised that very little amount of weather proofing kept the mosture out! My plan is overkill compared to his. Thats a good thing

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I fought the hatch but I WON.


Just threw it on there to get a feeler for what I'm getting into. I can already tell this beats the **** out of my other idea.

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post #111 of 347 Old 04-10-2011, 12:08 PM
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what are your thoughts so far on how you're going to attach that?
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post #112 of 347 Old 04-10-2011, 12:47 PM
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yeah i like that a lot better then the plywood idea, it seamed like it would work just a little sketchy almost. this will look more professionaly finished and no chance of rotting, cant wait.
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Yeah that idea seems like it would be cleaner than plywood.
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Cut it down a little more today, apperenty im going to have to cut it down the middle because its too wide. Bummer.




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Little update, the project got a whole lot cooler/simpler/easier due to a design change. Perhaps I should change it to "The T-Top build"?



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post #117 of 347 Old 04-12-2011, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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The most pain in the *** part of this whole project is getting this fiberglass to match up perfectly to the sheetmetal.

Heres a little peak of the bull **** I have to go through to make sure the top is PERFECT


This is a copied profile of the roof and a copied profile of the inside of the fivberglass. They can be a MAXIUMUM of an inch apart but NO MORE THAN 3/4" compressed. I hope you can understand what im going through.


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Did you think bout makin it a flush insert? Kinda like a aftermarket sunroof setup?
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Did you think bout makin it a flush insert? Kinda like a aftermarket sunroof setup?
I couldnt think of a way that wouldnt acumulate water, or be too weak/complicated in design.

I'f you have an idea please share it! I'm not at the point of no return quite yet

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Not much done these past couple of days, i think i got a wiff of that fiberglass dust and im real sick. Going to the doctor tomorrow

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