I've been doing a lot of thinking about trying to convert my oem soft top into a half top esque version for my '05 TJ. I would consider getting the Besttop version and flipping my speaker pods however I'm 6'7" and my seat is tilted back behind the roll bar so far that I'm afraid it would either not fit or cause damage to the rear portion of the top. What i was thinking of doing is trying to mimic the guy at www.californiatops.com
in regards to the scorpion top. I would consider his product as well however the guy wants 700 for it; and 97 not so happy threads were started on JF about his customer service. Granted I have never sewn anything but boy scout badges (
) and this seems like quite the project since i won't have any kind of pattern, but do you gentleman think it's possible? Has any one tried doing it? My thought process was leaning towards using the Rampage Safari top (it zips in half to make the bikini) that I already have as the main portion because during the nice weather days I would be able to un zip the back off completely and be just a bikini top. Then using the door surrounds and side windows, cut down to meet up with the original back window. Then just buy the deck cover and find a way to tie all three pieces together for a good seal. Am i biting off more than my novice self can chew? If the oem top get's destroyed in the process i won't feel terrible because it never goes on the Jeep anyway and really just takes up garage space, but if it's a useless plight let me know. Also any tips or ideas would be great. Or better yet if anyone knows of a company that makes something like this let me know!