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post #1 of 11 Old 07-11-2021, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Removable hardtop side windows.

Some of the new JLs have removable side windows in the rear. Somewhere I saw an older CJ, YJ or TJ that had an aftermarket top that also had them.

Well, my mind wanders, I love to make, build and fabricate things. You know.... with some properly shaped wood bracing, some fiberglass work and some weather stripping, latches and intestonal fortitude it would really probably would not be that hard to pull off.

Seeing that I have half door uppers with sliding windows that fit a hard top and plan on getting a set of TJ soft uppers for the same reason, it would be super easy to have a hardtop and go to a very open air vehicle.

Now I just need to concoct a way to make the rear hatch either removable or on tracks where it opens and then slides into the rear under the roof. A garage door or roll top type of window is not out of the question.

This idea is just another bad thing that happened by waking up waaaaaaaayy to early on a Sunday morning.


If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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Go get another cup of coffee. That was just remnants of a bad dream.
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No. It is the remnants of too much coffee. 2 pots of coffee brought me to this idea. Another cup and I will be out there with the sawzall.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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Dont be lazy.

Just take the hardtop off lol

Use the engineering itch to fab up a pulley system.

I do see what you want to do though. I'm not sure about removable windows entirely, but there was an aftermarket outfitter that designed a hatch window that could be hatched open entirely on gas struts for ease of access to items... etc.

I thought it was very cool at the time... still kinda do. Wish our hardtops were more functional like you wish to engineer one to be as well.

If you need practice hardtops, you know where to find me lol. I can grab you 5 for free right now locally.

Fabbing something like the below would not be difficult to do at all. If you figure something out, I'll pack the Yeti and head down to you with mine and maybe we can make something happen
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Practice hard tops would be a bonus...... or profit...

I really think I have this idea down...We live soooo close in reality... when do the border restrictions and such make it plausible?

Who the F knows, right?

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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Practice hard tops would be a bonus...... or profit...[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/JeepForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG]

I really think I have this idea down...We live soooo close in reality... when do the border restrictions and such make it plausible?

Who the F knows, right?
Between Sleepy Joe, Terdeau and the scamdemic globalist reset agenda.

Who knows!?

Ya know, for Liberals (liberty, 'freedom') I sure do feel pretty immobile.

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I do like the idea of being able to open the rear windows. Between rain and cooler morning weather, I don't want to keep my top off, but on hot days having the back windows out would be awesome.
Maybe have the side widows just hinge to the inside and latch to the ceiling in the jeep? Easy up/down and no storing them elsewhere.
The back window would be trickier I think. Maybe have pins in the hinges like house doors do, and just pull them out to remove the back window. Then the gas shocks have to be dealt with as well.
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I do like the idea of being able to open the rear windows. Between rain and cooler morning weather, I don't want to keep my top off, but on hot days having the back windows out would be awesome.
Maybe have the side widows just hinge to the inside and latch to the ceiling in the jeep? Easy up/down and no storing them elsewhere.
The back window would be trickier I think. Maybe have pins in the hinges like house doors do, and just pull them out to remove the back window. Then the gas shocks have to be dealt with as well.
Roll bar would be right in the way...so hinging won't work. Removable might be the best bet..
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I like the way that second pic opens, but the first one....

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I like the way that second pic opens, but the first one....
funny thing is... that went into production. lol

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Between Sleepy Joe, Terdeau and the scamdemic globalist reset agenda.

Who knows!?

Ya know, for Liberals (liberty, 'freedom') I sure do feel pretty immobile.
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Practice hard tops would be a bonus...... or profit...

I really think I have this idea down...We live soooo close in reality... when do the border restrictions and such make it plausible?

Who the F knows, right?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...st/8034057002/

Odd timeline if you ask me. Bruin pretty much hit the nail on the head with that one....

Been MIA from here for a while... I'm trying to be active in this community again.
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