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Unread 09-25-2002, 03:58 AM   #1
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YJ Windshield Frame on CJ / ? Top ????

I have a bobbed CJ-8 and plan a YJ Windshield frame, will a stock CJ Top attach to the YJ frame ?

Reason: I am new to the Jeep think, I have always driven Ford Trucks and thought a closed in vehicle would be different. Looked at everything out there and decided the Jeep would be the way to go. So, looking at the deforster setup I thought the YJ was a better design than the CJ and also a friend had a YJ frame he gave me. I am now interested to find out if there is a differance between the YJ hard tops and the CJ hard tops, please help!

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Unread 09-25-2002, 09:10 AM   #2
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Well the defroster ducts in the windshield won't line up with the ones on the CJ cowl. The tabs that keep the windshield upright also don't line up between the two.

As far as tops go they are very similar. The rear liftgate is where the big difference is. On a CJ you open the liftgate and then the tailgate. On a YJ you open the tailgate first and then the liftgate. The YJ top will work on a CJ if you grind a lip off the bottom of the liftgate. The YJ windshield frame isn't necessary to run a YJ top though.
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Unread 09-25-2002, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying.

So what you are saying is, if I run the YJ windshield frame I will need to run new duct work and support tabs and I can run a CJ hard top while using the YJ frame; is that about it?
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Unread 09-25-2002, 10:48 PM   #4
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There is no "duct work". You will either have to cut the windshield frame to match the ducts on the tub, or vice versa.
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Unread 09-26-2002, 05:47 PM   #5
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There is no duct work on the tub...
The tub is an aluminum Tub from JP Off-Road and it must be alittle different from a stock CJ tub.
I purchased a YJ Dash panel thinking I would be covered, I guess I have homework to do.

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