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It's the most elegant solution, by far...but also likely the most expensive and the most difficult to have done properly. However...
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AS IF SIR, anything other than that is acceptable around here!

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Another vote for the Hendrix hood with ol' school louvers .

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Another vote for the Hendrix hood with ol' school louvers .
When I highline her, I don't see any reason to not do it.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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When I highline her, I don't see any reason to not do it.
May I suggest a chrome hood now that we are in agreement ?

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In-Progress Spy Photos: Greta's Half Top

Pictured: Top panel installed, and the double bows looking HOT.




And if you look very carefully, you can see NomNom the Affable Crocodile hanging out by the glove compartment.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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I get be to be first to say, that's LEGIT!
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It's looking nice.

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I was the first to thumbs up though! Haha. Great work Sun, really nice.
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In all moderate seriousness (thats about as serious as this thread gets), that is a very legit looking top!

... and see what it's really going to take to build one...and then I'm going to triple that cost/time estimate and see how I feel.

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I read once that someone ordered a PS without the logo. I can't find the post though...
I am sure they could do it. Might tack on a bit extra since they arent getting that free advertizing. That's what I asked A to Z to do for my sliders. Zach was very accommodating.

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And if you look very carefully, you can see NomNom the Affable Crocodile hanging out by the glove compartment.
Looks sharp. I am so happy to see it finally happening. Also, NomNom might be the best Jeep mascot ever, really adds that finishing touch.


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It's the most elegant solution, by far...but also likely the most expensive and the most difficult to have done properly. However...
I think custom louvers can be done pretty cheaply actually...take a peek here for a custom job done for $1 per louver at a local hot rod shop, $20 total. And the finished sexiness here.

It is the paint job after that costs.

Oh, and since I am posting anyway rather than just lurking, may I say, that deck and the top are just absolutely awesome! Can't wait for the finished photos.

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I was the first to thumbs up though! Haha. Great work Sun, really nice.
I can only take credit for the concept and basic design; the rest of the props have to go to the person that's executing it.

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I am sure they could do it. Might tack on a bit extra since they arent getting that free advertizing. That's what I asked A to Z to do for my sliders. Zach was very accommodating.
That's encouraging; also, A to Z has a history of working with people.

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Looks sharp. I am so happy to see it finally happening. Also, NomNom might be the best Jeep mascot ever, really adds that finishing touch.
He's good at riding shotgun, which isn't something you often find in even the most personable of the crocodilians.

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I think custom louvers can be done pretty cheaply actually...
They're not expensive in and of themselves; finding someone to do them and - as you mentioned - then having the hood painted is where you start to spend all your caps. I don't know of a shop in the area that specializes in that kind of thing, and I haven't looked into doing it myself. That might be something to consider; I didn't take on the top because I didn't have the equipment to do so...but I do have a variety metal-working tools and an HVLP system. I don't have anything that can do a true punched louver, but...we'll see.

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Oh, and since I am posting anyway rather than just lurking, may I say, that deck and the top are just absolutely awesome! Can't wait for the finished photos.
Thank you! I'm rather pleased with them so far, even though I may strip and re-finish the deck when the reworked C-pillars are built. The date for that project depends on how badly the final bill for the top hurts me.

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