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Unread 12-17-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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Whitco top & hard doors - how do I make them work togther?

I have the original Whitco top. I want to use my hard doors but the plastic windshield/door seal that supports the horizontal section above the door gets in the way - door won't shut. Has anyone figured out how to make this combo work?

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Unread 12-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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I have the original Whitco top. I want to use my hard doors but the plastic windshield/door seal that supports the horizontal section above the door gets in the way - door won't shut. Has anyone figured out how to make this combo work?
Really, nobody has ever run into this issue and come up with a solution? I am thinking about buying a set of door seals and modifying them. Anyone tried that?
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Unread 12-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Really, nobody has ever run into this issue and come up with a solution? I am thinking about buying a set of door seals and modifying them. Anyone tried that?
Here is what i did. I modified mine and now i don't even have to take them off with the hardtop
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Unread 12-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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I also had to reverse the vertical bars that are behind the door frame and bend them a little bit.
I also found I can run them without the vertical bars. its not as important if you don't run the soft doors. I just let the top bar rest on the door frame.
My next challenge this year is I just picked up a set of yj half doors. I don't have any uppers yet so I need to figure out the best solution for the whitco top.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #5
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Hello Bobs85Reny,

can you explain what you did in text, i cannot see in the photos what it was you did....

thanks!
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You need to have a Whitco top that was designed to use with the Hard doors. It has special hardware for supports and it is cut unique for the hard doors.

My CJ-7 came with this setup from the factory.





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Unread 10-22-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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so it looks to me that the rods over the doors are up higher due to a longer vertical rod (with a boomerang shape brace) and the receptacle on the windshield must be a small one with just a "cup" for the rod?

Is the canvas the same? in other words if I came up with or made new rods could I use one of my existing tops?

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The top horizontal rods are square tubing and is separate from the vertical square tubing that has a plate bolted to it for the top material to snap onto.



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