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post #16 of 24 Old 05-26-2013, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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oh yeah id like to do that, but have you seen anybody make a fiberglass top like the old blazers/broncos/4runners? i cant find anything, and with all the crazy fabwork people do, im sure someone has done it, but nice xj btw

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post #17 of 24 Old 05-26-2013, 11:00 AM
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I think all 2 dr owners and most 4dr owners have considered the removable top. I never dove into it due to the fear it wouldn't seal well.

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post #18 of 24 Old 05-26-2013, 11:01 AM
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It's easier to just take an MJ camper shell and cut it down to length if you want a removable hard top. There was a guy over on Pirate that turned the original roof into a removable hard top, but it took a TON of fabwork and the pics of it are all dead.


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post #19 of 24 Old 05-26-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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HA well with the amount of cherokees in general there are, you can have plenty of trial and error, although they are a bit more expensive due to cash for clunkers youd have to have a stack of cash to learn that way. and even if they dont seal correctly you could still turn it into an awesome beater
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post #20 of 24 Old 05-26-2013, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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and i feel really dumb for not thinking of the camper shell
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post #21 of 24 Old 05-26-2013, 11:35 AM
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Since I live in MT, we get our nice days one day at a time. I'd never take it off.

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post #22 of 24 Old 06-07-2013, 01:06 AM
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I looked long and hard for my 5 speed. I had very important specs I wanted & wouldn't sacrifice.

4 door, manual everything, 5speed, decent interior. I ended up with a 87, with all matching criteria, paying 1800. For it, pain ****, interior ok, some stains, pukegoat/231, manual everything, clean title, 400 worth of registration/smog or work to smog it. Loved it when I drove it! Picked up a wrangler ax15/231. Swapped to a 242 for the full time for snow driving. The wrangler trans is clocked higher from the factory..common mod for cherokee guys, wranglers trans have it done already. I love this thing, lowest thing below the rail is the high flow cat & crossmember.

I guess my point was all 5 speed seem to be rare out here.. I settled for a o ld pukegoat and swapped a ax15 because I couldn't find a decent 5 speed ho in my price range.

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post #23 of 24 Old 06-07-2013, 07:17 AM
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I want a black 2-door 99 5speed 4.0 something fierce. I'd probably trade my built XJ for a stock one no joke.

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post #24 of 24 Old 06-07-2013, 09:50 AM
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My story: I got asked to help build a pole barn. The old man we built it for had 16 Chevy trucks which he traded for labor. Aside from the trucks, a '95 2dr sport, 4.0 HO, 5 spd. I worked for him for 1 year and he signed over the Jeep.

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