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.