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I had an old ragged CJ hard top out back that someone had actually tried to put a sunroof in. Bahahahaha ! dde1c I decided I wanted a half top, so I brought it in, started cutting, fitting, and fiberglassing.

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Pretty slick idea. Keep the pictures coming, it's great to see the progress. God bless.
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IIRC, wasn't a sunroof an option? Good work so far!

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Can't wait to see the outcome. I wouldn't mind running across a scrambler top one of these days.
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I couldn't find or afford the scrambler top. Sure would have been easier !!! LOL.
I don't know what I am going to do about that sunroof yet. It obviously leaks because of the 4 lbs of caulk on it. Either have to redo it or glass it back up. Open to opinion / ideas !!
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I couldn't find or afford the scrambler top. Sure would have been easier !!! LOL.
I don't know what I am going to do about that sunroof yet. It obviously leaks because of the 4 lbs of caulk on it. Either have to redo it or glass it back up. Open to opinion / ideas !!
I would remove the sunroof and fiberglass it back. It will be stronger and won't leak. A Jeep has a natural sunroof. That's why the hard top is removable in the first place. The person who put a sunroof in a hard top is not too bright.

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Yeah, I understand what they were trying to do there, but it's a Jeep. Meant to be topless. LOL. If it would have been the entire top that was clear and retractable or something cool like that, I would give them kudos. This is just a small piece of plexiglass stuck in there. LOL I think I agree. It should just be put back solid.
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The person who put a sunroof in a hard top is not too bright.
How about the person who put two? Easy now....I'm rather fond of my sunroofs.

Nice work, Brian. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.

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The person who put a sunroof in a hard top is not too bright.
For whatever reason, a lot of the CJ8 half tops came with a sun roof. Mine is currently sealed with I-don't-know-what, but apparently it leaked and a PO got tired of it.
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I have a Scrambler half-hard top that has a sunroof in it (and one that doesn't have a sunroof). I never understood the whole fascination with sunroofs in any vehicle really.
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How about the person who put two? Easy now....I'm rather fond of my sunroofs.
Maybe in the colder climates it's different. Here on the Gulf Coast I am counting the days until I can take the top off and leave it off for 8 or 9 months.

I guess a factory or professionally installed sunroof is workable. I just hate to see a hack job on a part that's no longer made.

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I never understood the whole fascination with sunroofs in any vehicle really.
I suspect a big part of it is being able to offer the consumer an option that has a high profit margin for the dealer.

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Sunroof in the winter might be ok? I didn't know some of the Cj 8 tops came with that option. HACK JOB is an understatement for what was done to this top. By the way... I hope everyone gets that I am not the one that did it !!!! LOL
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How about the person who put two? Easy now....I'm rather fond of my sunroofs. Nice work, Brian. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. Matt


I would like to see a pic of the two sunroofs !!!
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I would like to see a pic of the two sunroofs !!!
You can see them in the pic I posted above. Here's one of just the hardtop.
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