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Unread 02-18-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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hardtop liftgate pics

hey guys, i recently bought a hardtop and full doors for my cj. im missing the liftgate frame though. i have the glass and all the hardware for the liftgate but the guy i bought it from threw out the frame due to rust. i need some detailed pictures of a factory steel frame so i can make one. need good pics of the seal area where it seals on the hardtop. generally pics from all angles and sides as well as maybe a few rough measurement. any help you guys can provide would be much appreciated..... jeep on!

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Unread 02-18-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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I SO wish I could help... but my rear hatch is made of plywood so that wouldn't get ya anyplace.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 09:03 PM   #3
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i was thinking about using two pieces of plywood and sandwhiching the glass between them but if i can get some god pics ill attempt to make one from steel.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #4
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Here ya go:

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Don't gimme any chitlins about the carpeting... I'm going to get a state inspection in the morning, and it's still too cold out for Bondo & fiberglass.

EDIT: It's also too cold to paint that plywood...

-- Tim --
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Unread 02-19-2010, 06:21 AM   #5
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I just kept watching the jeep ads \

put ads in craigslist (use search tempest) to search as far as you want.

point to long story:

a guy in vermont had a old jeep with bad top but good rear hatch. sold it to me for $50 + shipping.

It worked out great

the plywood rear hatch that i had made looked like a piece of plywood that someone had tried to make a rear hatch out of.

good luck with the hunt!!!!!
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Unread 02-19-2010, 08:26 AM   #6
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I just kept watching the jeep ads \

put ads in craigslist (use search tempest) to search as far as you want.

point to long story:

a guy in vermont had a old jeep with bad top but good rear hatch. sold it to me for $50 + shipping.

It worked out great

the plywood rear hatch that i had made looked like a piece of plywood that someone had tried to make a rear hatch out of.

good luck with the hunt!!!!!
Oho, SEARCH TEMPEST! Very NICE! Thanks, WellMax!
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Unread 02-19-2010, 10:03 AM   #7
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ive been looking for one without luck so far. figured if i could get someoneto post some good pics of one i could make my own out of sheet metal. i agree that the plywood is gonna look like plywood. but ill do what i need to i guess... thank god im not drivin it right now!!! way too cold for that.


so is anyone willing to snap me a few good pics? could use some detailed shots of the edges the whole way around as well as the seal area too.
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Unread 02-19-2010, 10:24 AM   #8
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I can get you some rough measurements and pics, but mine is rusted too. Bout to start another thread on it.
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Unread 02-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #9
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thanks man... that will be very helpful
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Unread 02-19-2010, 11:18 AM   #10
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check out the other thread I started about the hardtop liftgate. Pics are in there. Let me know what else you need, as I don't know if those are what you are looking for.
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