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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:32 AM   #1
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top issues

so as it says i have a 97 tj with a hard top and it also came with a brand new bikini type top but it goes from window all the way back full length of jeep and stops as roll bars start to bed in rear.

My question is after searching through many diff tops and bikini tops and so on i can find what im looking for, nor do i even know if they make anything.

I have a 3 year old who sits passenger rear so when i take hard top off and doors off and put on the canvas top i currently have that covers entire top im looking for some type of side canvas or cargo net style something that would sort of take place of where rear window is to cut down just a lil on the wind in his face. He loved having all windows down and back window open in my supercrew but the jeep will be completely different.

So am i looking for something that doesn't exist or is their anything that might help just a lil.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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Check out spiderweb shades...they have all kinds of configurations including side webs.

Your other top is typically called "safari" top. What is typically called a "bikini" is like your safari, but only covers the front seats.

http://www.spiderwebshade.com/
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Unread 04-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #3
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Let him ride up front.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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thanks for the info on spider products and even though he's 3 he's very tall and 60lbs but im just scared to have his highback booster seat in front being doors will be off.
After i made post and was doing more searching i found out it was called a safari top and yea i feel dumb asking most of the questions i ask on here but this is my first wrangler other then a cj7 that was leafs and v8 and lifted when i got it so completely different beast. It's hard but im learning alot of this slang and terms used on here but im very new and also only building a pavement pounder so i've had a few people talk to me like im sofa king we todd it.... but thank you guys very much for the info.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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nice.

thanks for the spidershade link was looking for an option without a header channel

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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:18 AM   #6
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thanks for the spidershade link was looking for an option without a header channel

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yup those are cool and some guys make their own setups for very little money, with some garden mesh, a grommet maker and bungees.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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Yeah

I'm sure I hadn't thought that creatively yet LOL . . . I guess I was just a bit excited that there was a good option other than purchasing a header channel. Easy on, easy off. That is my favorite thing about this kind of set up

Interesting, I wonder if its possible to leave this setup on and still put up the soft top over it? looks possible.

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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #8
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Yes that is absolutely doable.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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nice.

I'll pick one of those up next week

they even have other colors but I' think I'll stick with black
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #10
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well i stripped mine, put on header and safari top and love the spider products but not sure their going to stop any wind what so ever. Im also looking in to moving car seat in to middle of back seat, attaching some brackets in back and making his seat a 5 point harness not only for safety but seems like less wind in direct middle.

Anyone know if their would be less wind without the safari on at all? seems like doors gone pulls tons of wind through there and right back each side but middle is better. Im knew to this jeep and kid things so i guess ill learn as i go but i absolutely love this no doors and hard top. I need to move somewhere i can run this year round ( id live fine here ) with out my son *****ing it's cold or windy. He's loving the sunny 70's with lil wind now though.
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