Originally Posted by TJake01
Yeah exacatly what I had envisioned in my mind. Is that your jeep? Any more pics of that? I mean that is to the T what I had planned in my head. Awesome
Yes it is my Jeep. Here's a photo of the parts off the Jeep:
There are two main parts - a "door surround" which attaches to the tub, and the soft door upper.
The upper mounts to the tailgate with four thumbscrews so it comes off in seconds; I welded four nuts into the inner skin of the tailgate, but if a welder isn't available then rivnuts could be used. The upper makes use of the factory soft rear window and the factory tailgate bar. The factory window is cut along the door gap line, and it's secured to the surround and to the door upper using retainer strips held on by screws. The tailgate bar gets cut into three pieces - one part mounts to the upper and the other two are attached to the bottom of the canvas on the surround. I've also included a storage net in the mounting bars for the upper.
The surround has pins on the bottom of each side that slip into holes in the top of the tub, and quick-release disconnects from Bestop attach the surround to the rear bar of the soft top. To remove the surround, the rear panel is unzipped from the soft top, the quick-disconnects are disconnected from the soft top bar, and the surround is lifted off the tub, the pins on the bottom just slide out of the holes in the tub.
It seals great, and makes a huge difference in the usability/accessability of the cargo area of the Jeep.
BTW the soft upper was sort-of a side project related to the hard upper barn door of my Safari Cab: