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post #1 of 5 Old 02-25-2013, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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My Safari/bikini hardtop idea

So heres something ive been thinking about for a while. For nowuntil the weather breaks im gonna leave it long but eventually thiss summer I want to cut it down to bikini length. Also I have plans to change the mounting arrangements to use clasps up front(like a convertible car) and either mount it to the rollbar using fence type gate hinges(i was a fence man there are many types). Also have the thought of using toolbox drwer sliders on a hings to release the front and lift it up then slide it down along the sport bar. I may also add a sunroof. Im just playing with the idea now. But at the very least I want to cut it to bikin length make side cloths fron jean denim and a rear window. They will all roll up to the lid and stow up there then when the weather turns they are right there. No hardware bows or anything just the lid and the cloth.

For now though it keeps the rain and snow out. Ive had 3 systems come through including freezing rain and my seats are dry.

Also ill throw a couple shots of my home made bumper/hitch/hi-lift mount/ tire carrier extension and brace. Since I just finished it.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-25-2013, 05:03 PM
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Good Idea! If you had a family roll cage, I'll bet you could use the entire length of top. Did you cut down a CJ5 of CJ7 hard top for this project? God bless.
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-25-2013, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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A family cage would work, but Ive had a hankering for a fastback top for years now, so when I do cage it I think it will be built using the sport style. And that was a very trashed cj7 top i save from a dumpster of a nearby jeep shop. Cj5 tops are typically made from unobtainium which can only be cut with adamantium so that was out of the option.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-03-2013, 05:39 PM
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With that nice factory roll bar, you could add a windjammer onto the roll bar to close in the back. If you are moving the weather will just pass over the Jeep. Before my windjammer, my back was wet alot.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-03-2013, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Ive thought about a windjammer, Im planning on using roll bar padding, probably more like huffy handle bar padding to close up the gap above the doors A windjammer would be an option, but i still would like to make sides and a rear window for it that would hook on the lid like a softtop would to the winshield, and then lash with eyelets down to loofs on the body. That way I have string ready tgo tie em when i Want to roll them up to the lid.

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