Here's an idea for you when, and if, you install the front weld-in cage.
Attatch the bikini to the roll bar rather than the windshield frame. Then you'll alleviate your problem, and be able to drop the windshield on the trail...and still have shade.
No the hard top will not fit with the channel installed, but like 'hokie CJ-7' said it'll only take a minute or so to remove it.
1986 CJ-7, 258/T5/Dana300, Dana 44's, 4.89's, ARB's, SOA, Warn8K, high-steer, 37" MTR's, onboard air( york style)...more to come!!