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Mud Machine 04-23-2010 09:59 PM

GR8 Half Top on my LJ Rubicon
 
I finished putting a GR8 Half Top on my LJ and thought I would share it. All in all the entire project went pretty well. Only A few minor setbacks along the way but nothing to serious.

Special thanks to my buddy Jim, your knowledge and time is greatly appreciated!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...Photos/024.jpg

They have a standard and an extended version of the top which is 2 1/2" longer. This is the extended top.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...Photos/023.jpg

One of the toughest parts was making sure to drill the holes in the correct spot to run the roll cage through. You only get one chance so you have to get it right.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...Photos/013.jpg

The bulk head fits nice and tight. Sealed it first with camper tape and then with a urethane sealant. The factory drain holes and seat bolt holes drain the bed quickly when it rains.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...Photos/018.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...Photos/029.jpg

Inside view of cage going through the top.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...Photos/032.jpg

AlTheKillerr 04-23-2010 10:18 PM

Looks awesome :highfive:

Must-Be-A-Stang 04-23-2010 11:04 PM

Say it again...Nice rig. I like it a lot. If I didnt have to haul a 3yr old girl around everyday I'd think about doing this.

Bama_WJ 04-24-2010 01:49 AM

I've always loved those half tops. They look super nice.

Boundless 04-24-2010 04:46 AM

:drool: good job :cheers2:

ET48 04-24-2010 07:50 AM

Question though,

Since you have the cage running through the top like that, no bolt connection near the top (that I can see), you have to remove the rear part of the cage to pull the top now, correct?

jeeptrash 04-24-2010 08:12 AM

Loving you LJ, Gr8 work :D

DirtyViking 04-24-2010 08:59 AM

Wow, that looks really great, and it looks like the construction on the cage and top is really solid.

Mud Machine 04-24-2010 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ET48 (Post 9343250)
Question though,

Since you have the cage running through the top like that, no bolt connection near the top (that I can see), you have to remove the rear part of the cage to pull the top now, correct?


I have tube clamps near the top that you can't see in the pictures. Two bolts at the top and the two bolts at the tub and the bars come off. Then you can remove the top and reinstall the rear tubing and you can run topless. Takes about 15 minutes max.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4.../tubeclamp.jpg

ET48 04-24-2010 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mud Machine (Post 9344103)
I have tube clamps near the top that you can't see in the pictures. Two bolts at the top and the two bolts at the tub and the bars come off. Then you can remove the top and reinstall the rear tubing and you can run topless. Takes about 15 minutes max.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4.../tubeclamp.jpg

Ooooo. Very nice! :thumbsup:

Hillbilly Jeep 04-25-2010 09:45 AM

awsome..l love these half tops...good job

Doubledee90 04-25-2010 11:13 PM

That looks great, Im really jealous, if I had the money I would 100% do this. Great job!

thecalebwalker 04-26-2010 04:37 PM

Your Jeep is so awesome :drool:
I'm a big fan of red Jeeps with silver moabs if you can't tell :D

Mud Machine 05-06-2010 09:05 AM

Put a tonneau cover on yesterday....
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...os/Tonneau.jpg

woodkrawler 05-06-2010 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mud Machine (Post 9414482)
Put a tonneau cover on last yesterday....
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i4...os/Tonneau.jpg

Your Jeep looks really look with the half cab top! I always wanted to get an LJ and put a half cab top on it. Keep up the good work!! :highfive:


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