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Unread 04-23-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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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!!



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



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.



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.





Inside view of cage going through the top.



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Unread 04-23-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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Looks awesome
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Unread 04-24-2010, 12:04 AM   #3
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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.
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Unread 04-24-2010, 02:49 AM   #4
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I've always loved those half tops. They look super nice.
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Unread 04-24-2010, 05:46 AM   #5
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good job
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Unread 04-24-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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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?
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Unread 04-24-2010, 09:12 AM   #7
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Loving you LJ, Gr8 work
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Unread 04-24-2010, 09:59 AM   #8
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Wow, that looks really great, and it looks like the construction on the cage and top is really solid.
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Unread 04-24-2010, 01:05 PM   #9
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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.
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2005 Rubicon LJ Unlimited - 4 1/2" BDS Suspension - 285/75/16 Toyo M/T's - 12,000# Winch - Ground Pounder Fab Rear Bumper - FabRieckAtions Custom Front Bumper - Overkill Engineering Tube Fenders - GR8 Half Top - Rock Hard Cage - Banks Monster Exhaust - 5.13 Gears - High Performance Flux Capacitor

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Unread 04-24-2010, 07:58 PM   #10
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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.
Ooooo. Very nice!
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Unread 04-25-2010, 10:45 AM   #11
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awsome..l love these half tops...good job
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Unread 04-26-2010, 12:13 AM   #12
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That looks great, Im really jealous, if I had the money I would 100% do this. Great job!
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Unread 04-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #13
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Your Jeep is so awesome
I'm a big fan of red Jeeps with silver moabs if you can't tell
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Put a tonneau cover on yesterday....
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SUBMIT FORMAL COMPLAINT HERE!

2005 Rubicon LJ Unlimited - 4 1/2" BDS Suspension - 285/75/16 Toyo M/T's - 12,000# Winch - Ground Pounder Fab Rear Bumper - FabRieckAtions Custom Front Bumper - Overkill Engineering Tube Fenders - GR8 Half Top - Rock Hard Cage - Banks Monster Exhaust - 5.13 Gears - High Performance Flux Capacitor

1976 CJ-7 - 33" Super Swampers - BDS 4" Suspension - 6 Point Roll Cage

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Unread 05-06-2010, 01:03 PM   #15
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Put a tonneau cover on last yesterday....
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!!
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