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Unread 12-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
Tanker205
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1978 cj5 i sit to high

I just bought a 78 CJ5 and my head rubs on the bikini top, the bikini top is all I have. I`m not really all that tall, 6 foot. What can I do? is this a common issue?

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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:08 PM   #2
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Drop the seats.
space the bikini top up off the roll bar. This can be done using water pipe insulation and wide electrical tape.
slouch........
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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:10 PM   #3
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Could also cut a big hole in the top and just stick your head through it.
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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:11 PM   #4
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If your seats are not jeep seats, they may be sitting higher causing your issue. My friend had this problem and he is only 5'10". Turned out he had Ford escort seats. They added a lot of height.

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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:19 PM   #5
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my old jeep has one of those black padded raps on the roll bar.

it makes the roll bar look much better during the summer and it also adds about 1" of height to the soft top

it is a foam type material that wraps around the bar with a cover that zips over the wrap, looks much better than the bare bar and would be much softer, if you head ever hit the bar in a bump situation.
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Unread 12-19-2014, 07:39 AM   #6
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I just bought a 78 CJ5 and my head rubs on the bikini top, the bikini top is all I have. I`m not really all that tall, 6 foot. What can I do? is this a common issue?
You probably have aftermarket non-CJ seats. Many of them sit a lot higher than factory seats.

You can either modify the seat brackets, or find seats with a thinner butt pad.

Matt
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