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Unread 04-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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removable hard top

So has anybody ever done of seen a cherokee with a removable hard top from just behind the front seats? I am thinking I would like to do somthing like that with my 79 cheif. If anybody has any pics or thoughts on this i would love to hear/see them

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Unread 04-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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Mine looked really cool until the tree fell on it. I bought it with the top already cut off.

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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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I'd like to make my 4 door a soft top, need to get with one of the boat canvas places down. I was thinking that if I can make the upper door window frames fold like the little jeep soft top ones, that would take care of one of the problems. It's still just a thought
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Unread 04-17-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
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well - same toughts here too for long time. Only i have 2door 74Cherokee so no problems with rear doors...
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Unread 04-17-2013, 06:21 AM   #5
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another thought is these "frameless" soft tops for the little jeeps. They attach to the whindsheild frame and the roll bar. Now I would not do a soft top for our rigs without a full roll bar set up, so there is another thought. Man, don't get me going, I need to finish up the current project first, stroker 4.7. (I would like to keep my roof rack so an external cage is another option)
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Unread 04-17-2013, 06:32 AM   #6
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found a 4 door soft top one, would like to know how they attached to the windsheild and how well it seals to the door tops?
http://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=698
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Unread 04-17-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
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another thought is these "frameless" soft tops for the little jeeps. They attach to the whindsheild frame and the roll bar. Now I would not do a soft top for our rigs without a full roll bar set up, so there is another thought. Man, don't get me going, I need to finish up the current project first, stroker 4.7. (I would like to keep my roof rack so an external cage is another option)
Are you talking about the Bikini tops for CJ's, YJ's, and TJ's ? If so, these don't seal anywhere except the windshield.

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 07:33 AM   #8
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No, there is actually frameless soft tops, you can tell because the rear slopes down a bit.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:08 AM   #9
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I'm guessing this would be for a TJ or a JK, never seen or heard of one for a cj/yj. They would still need to use the plastic around the door for sealing.
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1957 WILLYS pickup, needs work.
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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