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post #241 of Old 11-09-2008, 01:44 PM
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Good thread. Has anyone insulated there hardtop? I can't seem to find a writup on this. Looking for ideas.
No, but a thought. I was also wondering if someone has ever had a clear(sunroof) panel sewn into their soft top.


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post #242 of Old 11-09-2008, 10:59 PM
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I also thought of doing a sunroof for my hard top, but it has the ridges on it. I figured it would be to much fab. and it would be a expensive replacement if I buggered it up. I decided to try insulating instead. It gets from -30 to even -40 up here so insulation should help.
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post #244 of Old 11-15-2008, 09:56 PM
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Good thread. Has anyone insulated there hardtop? I can't seem to find a writeup on this. Looking for ideas.
Yes I insulated my hard top and it makes a HUGE difference in sound levels and warmth retention in the winter. I am sure it is available else where, but the stuff I used was from McMaster Carr. Google it to get the web site and use part # 9385k51 to see exactly what I am talking about. I bought the plain stuff and used 3M spray adhesive, but the adhesive back stuff might be better. It looks exactly like old school perforated vinyl headliner. The vinyl skin on the 1/2 foam is tough,thick and looks nice, not cheap and plastic y
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post #245 of Old 11-16-2008, 08:40 PM
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I've seen a writeup where this guy used some type of insulation followed buy that outdoor carpet stuff. I just looked at it in passing and can't find it on the search option. It looked like a good idea though.
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I've seen a writeup where this guy used some type of insulation followed buy that outdoor carpet stuff. I just looked at it in passing and can't find it on the search option. It looked like a good idea though.
i seen that 2 but try lookin under tj hardtop i seen that before though

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I made a third brake light out of some leds and a tic-tac box.

You need some big 10,000mcd directional red leds, some resistors, a box of tic-tacs, some wire, soldering iron + solder and some welder's putty... and, some black rubberized paint to finish it off!!
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I changed the middle directional led to a diffuser. It's a 5mm 4,000mcd red diffuser. I did this so that it 'fills' up the area with a bright red glow while the other ones (the big 10mm ones, can 'shoot' out the red beam to other drivers). It gives the light a more 'designed'/OE look.

I used the welder's putty to 'lock' the leds in place!
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I then sanded the box with 250 grit sandpaper and painted it with black rubberized paint.

I inserted the hardened welder's putty/led assembly and filled the rest of the box with black silicone to weatherproof it.
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Here's a test before installing it...
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post #251 of Old 11-18-2008, 03:59 PM
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Here I fashioned a bracket with something I bought at Home Depot for like $.75.
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I also painted the bracket... and, I mounted the light with some heavy duty double-sided tape.
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post #253 of Old 11-18-2008, 04:02 PM
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Here it is mounted, wired and working!

Let me know what you think.
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post #254 of Old 11-18-2008, 05:46 PM
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Here it is mounted, wired and working!

Let me know what you think.
that looks sweet!!
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Really good work stunner. What ohm did you use, and did you use one resistor on the ground, or wire 3 different ones up?


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