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post #16 of 27 Old 01-29-2008, 11:25 AM
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anyone else try this and have not posted yet? Those of you who have posted how are you liking it now? Is it still holding up for $20 bucks worth of supplies? I am wanting to do the same thing but I'm more interested in the acoustic properties. I want to reduce my road noise significantly. I'm thinking of some eggcrate foam on top of the foamboard or some quilting material. I wish I could find some material that looks like what goes by the firewall on most vehicles. I bet that would quieten it down quite a bit. Thanks for the idea.

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post #17 of 27 Old 05-23-2008, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Long term follow up

I had my top off so often last summer that I left the insulator/head liner stored in the garge. Late last fall I put it back in for the winter and it is still like new. I hope that next week it will be warm enough to take the top down and doors off again. There is no type of wear and tear on the insulator after 2 winters now and I expect it to last many more.


It's a cheap mod that I would recomend to anyone.
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post #18 of 27 Old 07-31-2008, 04:31 PM
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looks great nice job,if you r having glue probs ,let it tack up for a bit and try a lighter cloth from a fabric store it works great for this,ive insulated the lower 1/2 of my yj with blu styro insulation but this will work great
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post #19 of 27 Old 08-05-2008, 07:52 PM
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did u leave it up there the whole winter?
iam thinking it would get moldi from the moistier(at least it would in B.C.)
DID U HAVE ANY PROBS??

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post #20 of 27 Old 11-19-2008, 05:14 PM
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about to try this mod. hope it helps as much as what i've heard

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post #21 of 27 Old 12-09-2008, 08:26 PM
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Did anyone do the sides of their hard top??? I was thinking about doing the entire hard top, not just the top, the sides mainly for looks as the inside of my hard top is white and I was gonna go with grey carpet. Any thoughts on this?
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post #22 of 27 Old 02-08-2009, 03:05 PM
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wow...great job. im gona give it a shot this weekend
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post #23 of 27 Old 02-08-2009, 08:42 PM
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I had my top off so often last summer that I left the insulator/head liner stored in the garge. Late last fall I put it back in for the winter and it is still like new. I hope that next week it will be warm enough to take the top down and doors off again. There is no type of wear and tear on the insulator after 2 winters now and I expect it to last many more.


It's a cheap mod that I would recomend to anyone.
Great idea. Thanks for the tips.
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post #24 of 27 Old 05-27-2009, 07:54 AM
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anyone have pics on this now????
I need to see if before I give it a shot.......thanks

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post #25 of 27 Old 07-11-2017, 02:11 PM
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I run a soft top year round. In cold weather, I tie a mil-surplus poncho liner between the rollbars... even that much helps keep it warmer.

Anything that puts even a slight barrier AND a layer of air between you (and the heated air) and the cold top is going to insulate.

What a great idea. I'm sure one of China Freight's $5 moving blanket would work just as well. I'm going to use one to cut up and fashion a rear seat cover.
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post #26 of 27 Old 08-05-2017, 06:51 AM
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Canadian tire sells a product much like a workout mat material in a roll called Anti fatigue foam floor mat. 4x8 x1/4" product # 68-1396-2. Think it might do the job.
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post #27 of 27 Old 09-08-2017, 08:02 PM
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thanks

thank great tips will do this when i get a new top
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