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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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TJ Parts for CJ

My brother in law has a wrecked '99 TJ he is junking.. .What parts would work with my 83 CJ???

I want to use the seats, sport bar, power brakes (non anti lock), hardtop, and soft top???

ANy insight on crossing these two jeeps??


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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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lots of good old fashioned DIY knowhow is all thats needed; in other words...make it work
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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I know for sure that the hardtop wont fit, not sure about softop.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:41 PM   #4
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i've seen threads for using a tj soft top on a cj. it does require cutting the cj windshield. but i personally think it looks great when done.

i don't know about the sport bar but i put a yj sport bar (the one that is the same style as the tj's) in my cj and it fit perfectly.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:55 PM   #5
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That sounds good to know I have a chance.... Its all free parts, and they are well kept.. I know the back seat has never been sat in.
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:55 PM   #6
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i've seen threads for using a tj soft top on a cj. it does require cutting the cj windshield. but i personally think it looks great when done
Anyone have pictures of the TJ soft top on a CJ???
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Unread 01-13-2010, 09:49 PM   #7
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Anyone have pictures of the TJ soft top on a CJ???
Yup, here are some shots. Used the sports bar, hardware, door surrounds and soft top from a TJ, it works great. Beats the hassles involved with the old CJ top. As you can see, I have also used rear flares and side mirrors as well.





Had to do some trimming of the windshield.



So the header gasket fit properly.


Had to cut grooves for the clamps.


Then I discovered that it pulled the windshield pretty hard so I added to the sport bar to the windshield and dash. You could actually get away with just going to the windshield, but I opted to be able to fold it down when I want.



Side rails had to be modified to tuck the TJ top in, but sits flush afterwards.

Just have to be patient and think it through. When I originally decided to go this route, I did some research and found someone that did it to a YJ. Here is the link.

As for a hard top, I think it can be done, the tub to windshield dimensions and angles are identical, just have to have some ingenuity.

I will be giving the hard top a try this spring as my friend with a TJ will have taken it off for the summer and has graciously offered it to me for experimentation.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 04:33 AM   #8
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Yup, here are some shots. Used the sports bar, hardware, door surrounds and soft top from a TJ, it works great. Beats the hassles involved with the old CJ top. As you can see, I have also used rear flares and side mirrors as well.





Had to do some trimming of the windshield.



So the header gasket fit properly.


Had to cut grooves for the clamps.


Then I discovered that it pulled the windshield pretty hard so I added to the sport bar to the windshield and dash. You could actually get away with just going to the windshield, but I opted to be able to fold it down when I want.



Side rails had to be modified to tuck the TJ top in, but sits flush afterwards.

Just have to be patient and think it through. When I originally decided to go this route, I did some research and found someone that did it to a YJ. Here is the link.

As for a hard top, I think it can be done, the tub to windshield dimensions and angles are identical, just have to have some ingenuity.

I will be giving the hard top a try this spring as my friend with a TJ will have taken it off for the summer and has graciously offered it to me for experimentation.


THANKS!! Like I said earlier in the thread... I kind of fell into all of these parts... I am glad that they are somewhat interchangable... Plus since I am re-doing the whole jeep.. I can afford to make any modifications I need.
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