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post #1 of 15 Old 08-26-2002, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Conversion Questions

My jeep is a 78' so it does not have strikers but I would like to install a YJ hardtop for winter and safari doors for summer. Has anybody done this conversion if so let me know what you needed and did.


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post #2 of 15 Old 08-26-2002, 08:35 PM
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It will work, kinda, but instead of a YJ hardtop where the back liftgate wont work right with the spare tire and tailgate, try going with a CJ hardtop with matching doors for the 76 to 81 style door handles (not the paddle style, but the turn latch kind) This will work correctly and be a direct bolt on.

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post #3 of 15 Old 08-26-2002, 09:47 PM
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Places like Four Wheel Drive Hardware and Quadratec sell the necessary kits to convert your Jeep to the striker type latches. Only in a jeep cj is right about the difference in the rear hatch/tailgate style.
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-28-2002, 05:30 PM
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where?

where can you buy the striker conversion kits for the 76-81 cjs. ive looked in both Quad. and 4WDH. and i can't find it. thanks

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post #5 of 15 Old 08-28-2002, 07:20 PM
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The tubs in the 76 to 81 CJ's are different than those in the 82 to 86 years. So , the strikers that fit the later, will not fit the earlier ones. I've seen both the aftermarket and "factory style" for the 82 to 86 years that came without, but I don't recall seeing a conversion for the old style. What would they bolt it to? the door tower is not there.

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post #6 of 15 Old 08-28-2002, 10:29 PM
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You're right, the tubs are different. The conversion kits come with a bracket that takes the place of that tower. I helped a friend install them in his '78 CJ7 when he added a hardtop from an '84 CJ7. I ordered the conversion kit from 4WD Hardware myself, so I know that's where it came from.
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well if any of you can find it or stumble across it i would sure appreciate it if you could tell me a page# or item# so i could purchase it. that would be great. thanks for all the help. really cool site with helpful people

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post #8 of 15 Old 08-30-2002, 12:04 AM
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I made my own strikers for YJ half doors they are very simple when I get home in the morning I'll upload a pic for you

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post #9 of 15 Old 09-02-2002, 03:23 AM
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I was just lookin at Hesco's web page and those conversion strikers were there. here is the addy www.hescosc.com
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post #10 of 15 Old 09-02-2002, 03:27 AM
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here is a pic of them

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so Jim

if you were to ever make another set of those strikers how much would they be? just need some and can't find them anywhere. thanks

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Hey 77 look up to my previous post try hesco
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post #13 of 15 Old 09-03-2002, 05:22 PM
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Sweet!!!!!

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thanks alot roger first time i tried i couldn't find them but after awhile of looking i finally found them. thanks.

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post #14 of 15 Old 09-03-2002, 06:52 PM
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THE PIC i POSTED WERE hesco STRIKERS MINE are not that nice . Sorry BAd KEyboard here at worrk

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post #15 of 15 Old 09-03-2002, 07:57 PM
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No prob just glad to give a help ! BTW those guys at hesco are really helpful and a bunch of nice folks
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