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post #16 of 88 Old 07-26-2010, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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post #17 of 88 Old 07-26-2010, 08:21 AM
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Sorry, your Jeep is an Unlimited? On the two door, the support bar for the header falls down on the wheel well when the top is down. I just realized that's going to be in the way of making a trunk lid that goes all the way to the back of the front seats.

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post #18 of 88 Old 07-26-2010, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ah I see...
Yes I have an Unlimited.

Well, looks like it's gonna be more complex fitting this to a 2-doors...

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post #19 of 88 Old 07-28-2010, 07:04 PM
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looking good neoxxis, I might have seen your jeep on the 15 S the other day. +1 for QC jeepers
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looking good neoxxis, I might have seen your jeep on the 15 S the other day. +1 for QC jeepers
Hey!

Yes I'm on the 15 S every work day around 5h15AM...
Back on 15 N around 16h30...

I see 2 TJ's almost everyday on the 15 S...

Could it be you?

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post #21 of 88 Old 07-29-2010, 07:41 AM
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What would you guys think if I did this on my 2 door? I have my seat folded down or out of the jeep entirely 90% of the time.

I think it would look pretty sweet if I made one for the 2 door, then I could look into making a homebrew windjammer, or getting one off craigslist for cheap that i could modify.

Anyone do this on a 2 door? What do you think?!

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As per post #17, you may have to deal something with the brackets...
Other than that I guess it would be nice...
I like being able to leave stuff under there and not worry about it while I'm inside...

Before I would never bring my laptop and recovery gear with me around town when topless/doorless, and end up lost in some provincial park because I dont have my GPS...

Now it stays under there even while in town and if/when we decide to go ride in the woods we just leave and not worry!!!


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Yeah, the problem on the two door is goign to be dealing with the support bows for the header bar if you have the soft top on. Too bad, I'd love to leave my golf clubs in the Jeep all of the time, but I need more secure storage!
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You don't need a slot for it, the soft top will just lay right on top of the cover. I made one of these myself a few months back and I love it. Although getting the bolts in place was a major PITA, I won't be taking it off anytime soon.
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You don't need a slot for it, the soft top will just lay right on top of the cover. I made one of these myself a few months back and I love it. Although getting the bolts in place was a major PITA, I won't be taking it off anytime soon.

hey,

i know you are new, but could you post a link to a pic of your jeep?

I would love to see how you did it.

Thanks!

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Nope, wasn't me. driving a '10 black 4dr sahara, stock (for now) except magnaflow catback going on tomorrow morning!
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You don't need a slot for it, the soft top will just lay right on top of the cover. I made one of these myself a few months back and I love it. Although getting the bolts in place was a major PITA, I won't be taking it off anytime soon.


It's not the top, it's the support arms for the header bar. Unless you have a slot for them to fall into, the header bar is gonna stay two feet in the air. See the pic above.
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post #28 of 88 Old 07-30-2010, 03:57 PM
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Here's mine-diamond plate

Hi, Same idea, but I used 3/16" aluminum diamond plate and had it powder coated met. silver. Made the pattern out of cardboard and paper. Cut the long straight cuts with a circular saw (see you tube) and used a jigsaw on the rest.[IMG]
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post #29 of 88 Old 07-31-2010, 08:46 PM
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I am going to have to try this later this week. What will I need exactly? Cardboard for the template, plywood (any recommended width?), and the piano hinges, and the bolts, and the carpet or top layer to cover the wood. Is that about all?

Though it maybe an easy project for you guys, this is going to take some time for me!
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post #30 of 88 Old 08-10-2010, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, back from vacation...

I completed the cover before leaving and it worked great.

I completed phase 2 from tailgate to roll cage.
Added stability bars under the cover to reduce flex.

Final shots:





Hand saw curve!!




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