Originally Posted by ih8pepl
All that talk about frame twisting in the LJ pic thread got me worried. Do you have any inside shots of how the quick release knuckles meet up to the factory bar in the cab? I always liked the clean look you gave your rig - I might end up doing something similar. Thanks
The tube clamps that I used are actually on the outside of the top. The factory rear bars are still connected to the main factory hoop. They then go through the top as seen below.
Then on the outside right near where it comes out the top I have these tube clams to allow the half top to be removed. Two bolts on the clamp and two bolts (I used the factory location) in the rear and the tubing can be removed. Once the top is off you can quickly bolt the tubing back in.
Helpful Idea: Since you don't have any factory tubing coming off the rear of yours now please be aware that the largest size tubing clamps that I could find are 2" and they were not easy to find. The factory tube is 2 1/4" and has to be fitted to the 2" connector. You might as well come right off of the factory bar with 2". Just make sure that you can find a 2" grommet for the top before you drill the hole.
Hope this is what you were looking for. If I misunderstood your question please let me know.
GR8 Half Top Conversion Thread
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