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Old 11-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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yj hard top with soft upper doors

Hey y'all I've seen that you can use TJ soft uppers with a YJ hardtop to get a good seal. Got the hard top installed (kind of) but the "roll bar" that attaches to the windshield frame seems to interfere with the hard top sitting right. Need to know if anyone has run into this and if so how did ya fix it? Also I know the window frame (for the soft uppers) needs to be cut and rewelded but wanted to know if anyone has a step by step on this process. Pictures to follow

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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In the pic of the hard top hitting the roll bar. The flange that has the bolt hole in it (white) needs to go in front of the flange at the end of the roll bar. Then the hard top will fit down all the way onto the top of the windshield frame.

If its too short to make it that far, there are adjustment bolts on the back of those side bars, about 3 inches forward of the main roll bar. Loosen those on both sides as well as the bolts on the bottom of the windshield frame at the dash, then you can adjust the frame to fit the hard top.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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In the pic of the hard top hitting the roll bar. The flange that has the bolt hole in it (white) needs to go in front of the flange at the end of the roll bar. Then the hard top will fit down all the way onto the top of the windshield frame.

If its too short to make it that far, there are adjustment bolts on the back of those side bars, about 3 inches forward of the main roll bar. Loosen those on both sides as well as the bolts on the bottom of the windshield frame at the dash, then you can adjust the frame to fit the hard top.
Thanks if it ever stops raining I'll have to give that a shot
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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You can also just cut out that piece of fiberglass to get it to fit. That's what I had to do. Well, chose to do.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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You can also just cut out that piece of fiberglass to get it to fit. That's what I had to do. Well, chose to do.

I would like to try avoiding cutting anything that I can but if it comes down to it I think I posses that technology
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
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A saws all or hacksaw does great and then I sanded where I cut so that it was smooth
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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Off topic but I see you're from Michigan also, where do you wheel at?
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #9
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Off topic but I see you're from Michigan also, where do you wheel at?

Unfortunately working 6 days a week kinda puts a damper on wheeling. But last time I went out wheeling it was on a friends hunting property in Lawrence. I have yet to find anything in SW MI that isnt private property

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