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post #1 of 7 Old 09-13-2020, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Cab Cover for TJ with light bar above windshield

Hey folks,
Interestingly enough I haven't come across any findings for a cab cover for a TJ that would comfortably accommodate the additional space taken by a windshield width light bar. I have a pretty generic cab cover I have been using throughout the years when the tops off and ya just want to keep the critters, rain, wondering eyes or just excessive dust out of the cab.
My 10 yr old unit currently in use fits the jeep like a glove with the top folded down. A few years back, I added a light bar. Since then when I install the cab cover, I have been slowly damaging it since it fit so tight before the add on. I know that there has to be some guys..or Gals out there that like to cover their rig for whatever reasons and have light bars.
I am reaching out to the forum as it has been instrumental throughout the years helping me solve issues, sometimes even letting me help out fellow jeepers with my experience or advice.
I initially have been thinking about just ordering a replacement cover that is specked out for an LJ model instead, but I wanted to throw all this out there and see if someone might have some 1st hand experience with different covers and possible success.

Appreciate any assistance in the matter.


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post #2 of 7 Old 09-15-2020, 10:25 AM
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I'm guessing you will have to go with a looser fitting cover that goes over the entire Jeep. I've never seen a cab cover that would accommodate a light bar.
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-15-2020, 01:22 PM
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Take your existing cover down to an upholstery shop and have them sew in some extra material to make a pocket for your light bar.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-15-2020, 01:42 PM
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I'd remove the light bar.
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You know Jerry, the thought certainly has crossed my mind.
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-16-2020, 04:42 PM
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Yea, upholstery shop or sail maker for a pocket.

How about make a hinged mount for the bar, have it flip over and fold behind the windshield when
you want to put the cover on.

But I'd remove the light bar too.

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post #7 of 7 Old 09-23-2020, 07:33 AM
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