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post #1 of 24 Old 05-10-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Retractable Cockpit Cover

Looking for your recommendation on a Retractable Cockpit Cover. I have a 3-piece hard top on my 2013 2-Door JK. During the summer, I would like to take the 2 front pieces (that covers the driver and passenger) off. However, when I get to work each day, I would like to quickly cover the cockpit area to help protect from sun damage and the possibility of rain. Rather than taking the time to install the 2-piece hard covers, it would be great if I could just simply pull out a cover to do the job. Do you have any recommendations on such a device?

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post #2 of 24 Old 05-10-2013, 11:57 PM
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A tarp or spend the 10min and put back on the top
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post #3 of 24 Old 05-11-2013, 08:37 AM
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for sun a spiderweb shade, it will fit under the hard top. If it looks like rain put the panels back on.

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post #4 of 24 Old 05-11-2013, 10:42 AM
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I would remove the hard top and keep the sun panels. But I have heard the if you remove just the the sunpanels you will get alot of buffeting, note sure at what speed but that is bothering to deal with.

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post #5 of 24 Old 05-12-2013, 08:32 AM
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This is a great idea but i have never seen one. You could look into roll blinds made of waterproof type material and find a way to fasten to soundbar frame, should be easy to attatch to windsheild area.

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post #6 of 24 Old 05-12-2013, 09:58 AM
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I would remove the hard top and keep the sun panels.
I've wondered why more people don't do this, is there a down side to doing it ?

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post #7 of 24 Old 05-12-2013, 10:25 AM
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I've wondered why more people don't do this, is there a down side to doing it ?
I do this sometimes if top is completely off no soft or hard on it, when i wake up to unexpected rain, just slap doors on and freedom panels, with a cloth underneath them to stop rattling. Works great.

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post #8 of 24 Old 05-12-2013, 10:29 AM
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how long does it take you to put the panels on? Mine take about 2 minutes. Putting any other cover on takes about the same time.
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post #9 of 24 Old 05-12-2013, 06:11 PM
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I've wondered why more people don't do this, is there a down side to doing it ?
i roll like that 99% of the time. Best dang bikini top ever, hard to even think that Jeep did it stock. Bought some two part soft doors, a tono rear with the rear removible window. I can be doorless/half doors/ full doors/rear widow or not in less tha 2minutes.Pluss stow it all with gear in a 2d. Love it. My hard top and doors are stored and may never use them again.



at camps I can store stuff on the roof. it even holds my weight. take pics from up there. My ice chest at night, keeps it away from SOME bears, not all.

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Any one have any pictures of their Jeep with just the panels on ?

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post #11 of 24 Old 05-13-2013, 06:21 PM
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I do this sometimes if top is completely off no soft or hard on it, when i wake up to unexpected rain, just slap doors on and freedom panels, with a cloth underneath them to stop rattling. Works great.
If you flip down the little black rectangle things towards the rear of the panels, you shouldn't have any rattles. They make up for the empty space when you have the rear of the top off and just run the freedom panels.
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post #12 of 24 Old 05-13-2013, 08:23 PM
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Why not use wade top? It's smoked lexan works great. I've used it twice but I can't use it since I have custom cage
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post #13 of 24 Old 05-14-2013, 12:46 PM
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Im about take my JKU on a 3 hour road trip for the weekend and I'm leaving my hard top behind and bringing the panels and the doors. Im still trying to figure out what to do if it rains. Maybe a tarp, but dont think I could do that on the interstate if I run through a squal. Any ideas? Sorry OP didn't mean to jack the thread.

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post #14 of 24 Old 05-14-2013, 12:52 PM
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Pull the carpet and drain plugs, then hope for the best!
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post #15 of 24 Old 05-14-2013, 12:54 PM
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That was my original solution. Now that I got a second on it thats what will be done

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