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deitzberg 10-02-2013 07:34 PM

Soft top & tonneau cover
 
I have a 2013 sport unlimited.

From what I have gathered is that a Soft top and tonneau cover do not go together. I am looking get something to keep everything in my cargo area from blowing out when I drive across PA with the top all the way down.

I don't see why they don't sell a boot with a tonneau cover also.

TRAUMAhead 10-02-2013 10:35 PM

Budget? A couple companies make cargo racks for the trunk that would prevent stuff from flying out.

AlbertaJeeper 10-02-2013 10:44 PM

If your budget was really low you could bolt in a piece of plywood where the hardtop attaches on the sides

deitzberg 10-03-2013 07:13 AM

Budget is fairly open. I would like something that could keep dust and dirt off my stuff or rain if it starts to rain before I can get the top up.

Lenny7 10-03-2013 07:18 AM

DIY you could make it to stay on with your top. I want to mod it so I can leave it on with my hardtop.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...7/SAM_0670.jpg

ncb 10-03-2013 07:44 AM

Tuffy locker.

deitzberg 10-03-2013 07:55 AM

It would be best to be able to roll it up and put it off to the side during the trip.

I am thinking about making a frame and having a canvas cover made that could cover up the soft top. Maybe a Hinged portion for quick access to the top.

Godholio 10-03-2013 10:23 AM

I use bungee cords if it's something I think might blow around. This obviously won't help in case of rain, but I don't keep anything in the Jeep that I can't afford to lose.

HighandLow 10-03-2013 10:40 AM

http://www.offroadheros.com/multitop.html

AlbertaJeeper 10-03-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by HighandLow (Post 16524369)

Be prepared to wait and make modifications for this one though. I got my fastback in about 6 weeks then another month and a half for the cargo top part. And now I need to shift my rear roll bar back a teeny bit as well for it to work!

deitzberg 10-03-2013 05:07 PM

That does look bad ***. But what do you mean by moving the roll cage bar? There are a few things I want to avoid and that is at the top of the list.

AlbertaJeeper 10-03-2013 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by deitzberg (Post 16533057)
That does look bad ***. But what do you mean by moving the roll cage bar? There are a few things I want to avoid and that is at the top of the list.

Well that's sort of a strange problem...there is a bar that fits in that gap (or lack of gap) that you see in this picture. I need about 1/8" more clearance to fit the bar in on mine, so that will require either moving the bar back a bit or expanding the gap with a wedge and a mallet!

http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/...ps606f84f6.jpg

The roll bar appears to be held on with 8 bolts so this should be an easy task, but some are blocked by the roll bar padding. So basically I don't think it should take much effort to get this to work but it got too cold here over the weekend to justify the time and I had to put the hard top on. So early next spring it is!

Don't let that discourage you though! I talked to Tim (The owner and fabricator) and he said he has never heard of that being a problem before. The bar has slots for the bolts so it's really luck of the draw. I can however speak for the fastback and the fit is absolutely amazing. I can pressure wash it and it won't leak a drop! The install instructions are also very questionable...

222Doc 10-03-2013 07:12 PM

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8ad40084.jpg

2d with the hard front top, rear windjammer and tonneau half or full soft doors. works nice off road less dust in the back and the doors half or whole can fit under the back. with gear. nice if I get caught in a thunder storm can button fairly tight.

Still think the top front hard panels are the best bikini made. hard to believe its stock.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps78c3e9e6.jpg

deitzberg 10-03-2013 07:34 PM

@AlbertaJeeper Ok I thought you had to make a serious adjustment.

@222Doc What do you do with the panels when you want to take them off? I got tired of taking them on and when I drove too and from work. The factory soft top has the sun rider feature that I really like. Whenever I am at home or work I flip it up to keep the weather out. Plus I dont have to worry about storing it some where when I open it up.

222Doc 10-07-2013 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by deitzberg (Post 16537617)
@AlbertaJeeper Ok I thought you had to make a serious adjustment.

@222Doc What do you do with the panels when you want to take them off? I got tired of taking them on and when I drove too and from work. The factory soft top has the sun rider feature that I really like. Whenever I am at home or work I flip it up to keep the weather out. Plus I dont have to worry about storing it some where when I open it up.

I put them under the cover it all fits, they lay flat in back. i only bring upper doors if i have a whinny shot gun(old lady) that cant handle wind, rain maybe some mud. i can be enclosed fast and topless faster than a.........:tea:

That second pics was from the Dusy this year. The Jeep is loaded with 4 days of water supplies for two people. Plus a 5 of gas and water. tools tent.... ALL under that cover. The plastic thing on the tire is our foam bedding. It wont fit under the cover. The doors we would strap to the cover on top if doorless.


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