post #1 of Old 01-13-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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hardtop modification ideas needed for spare junk top

i have a spare hardtop i got for nothing; it has a few cracks in the rear pillars, rear window hinge area is cracked, and is a few different colors of rattle-can.

What kind of project could I do with this? I was thinking cut it up and make a hard-bikini type top? The bikini top on my CJ7 drives me crazy with the flapping at highway speeds..

Anyone have any pictures of some hardtop cut-up projects?


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post #2 of Old 01-13-2009, 03:30 PM
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Anyone have any pictures of some hardtop cut-up projects?
Do a half hardtop. No pics, but google it; they were popular back in the day. It would turn out similar to an AEV Brute look.

EDIT - Actually, just did a search and found this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj7-cj8-half-hard-top-511780/
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What kind of project could I do with this?
I have thought of chopping one down in heighth...aka a chop top. There is plenty of head room for it.
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If you made a 1/2 hard top out of it, you have to cut the front lip off and mate it to the 1/2 way point somehow... if you wanted a bikini top, you could just take the windows out and the rear off and run it like that, no?

If you start cutting the lower mount points to the tub or the middle pillars out, you might get a flexy hard top at highway speeds if you don't reinforce it.

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post #5 of Old 01-15-2009, 08:28 AM
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mike,
a guy in our town of Murray, Ky has a cj-7 with a cut down or cut off hard top.

It looks cool, wish I had a picture for you, as most of us do not have a spare hard top to work with.

it is cut off about 5-8" behind the doors, when he got to the top he turn it out to the back about 8" so it looks like it has a rear lip or overhang.

I guess this rear overhang is to protect the rear panel he placed behind the seats. Do not remember what the rear panel looks like.

But will tell you it looks good and is cj eye candy.

his jeep is in great shape and painted orange so it stands out even without the top.
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