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Old 11-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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soft top to hard top

Just curious what would be needed to take a soft top jeep and put a hard top on it. What do I need to buy to get the wiper and defrost working

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Old 11-07-2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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Wiring harness and switches. You will also need to run the line for the rear washer fluid.

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Old 11-07-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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Where does it pull the fluid from, the main reservoir under the hood? Does the top have a pump built into it?
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yes/yes
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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Anyone know if a tj hardtop fits in an 8ft bed NBS dodge?
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Holy Crap! Did you finally find a hard top.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:30 AM   #7
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Ya, in jersey Not driving 2 hours to philly without a top in 30* weather. Did that last year, never again Buddys willing to get it w/ his truck, but I am not sure a pick up is wide enough?
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Ya, in jersey Not driving 2 hours to philly without a top in 30* weather.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:48 PM   #9
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Do you still have the soft top? If so I think you can put it down and put the hard top over it. Pretty sure thats how dual top jeeps are shipped/sold. Just a thought.
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:43 PM   #10
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Does that work? I was just going to take my buddys pickup, but being able to take the Jeep would be nice. One of my friends is home on leave from the USMC, and hes supposed going to iraq in feb. on VIB security detail. I wanted to have him come along, just to spend some time with him, but 3 big dudes in a reg. cab dodge doesn't go too well
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:17 PM   #11
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3 big dudes in a reg. cab dodge doesn't go too well
this reminds me of a scene in Without a Paddle where they are sleeping in the rain in thier underwear and that song "MY mind is tellin me no but my body is tellin me yes"

j/k ithink it will fit in the back but i dont think it will go on the jeep with soft top on cuz the soft top has those rails on the side and i dont thjink the top will work with those on....
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:55 PM   #12
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to answer your question, yes and no.
it is how they are shipped, and you will be fine for the ride back from there, but it is not good for the soft top, it touches the hard top in a few places and it will wear thin and then wear a hole though it if you leave it in there all winter or something, but why wuold you want to take up all the space anyways?

but for the one trip you can put the top down when you get there and put the ahrd one ove it, btu it should only be for the ride back!
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So how are you gonna secure the top to the rails if you still have the soft top hardware on there?

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the soft top doesn't do anything with the rails

if you put the top down it is just basicly in the trunk
and on the roll bar

the hard top will fit right over it
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:47 AM   #15
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the soft top doesn't do anything with the rails

if you put the top down it is just basicly in the trunk
and on the roll bar

the hard top will fit right over it

Better check that.

The soft top fits into the channels along the top of the tub to hold it on all around the bottom. If those channels are still on there how do you bolt the hardtop to the tub?
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Dare is talking about the top up, debruins is talking about it down. Either way, the softop frame would be sitting ontop the rails that the hard top bolts to when its folded, unless I am mistaken? Ill take the pickup as long as the beds wide enough...
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I just picked up a hard top for my YJ not to long ago, I went in my nephews F150. If you take something to put in the bed to get the top over the wheel wells, you will be fine. But that is my preference, it will fit in a full size truck bed though.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:12 PM   #18
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OK here is every thing you need to know when going from a soft top only top a buying a new hard top.
I bought mine from a guy off Ebay and he drove it to me and I helped a buddy with a soft top go and buy a hard top from some chick.

In both cases, my buddy and this guy drove an hour + with there soft tops folded down and had the hard top bolted on with no problems.

I do suggest removing the soft top when you can

Also you will have to go to the dealer and get (in one package) the wiring harness for the rear defoger, wiper and over head light and the tube for rear washer is innertwined in the harness. You will also get a new windsheild washer resevoir for a second washer pump that also comes in the pakage. You will also get the switches for the defogger and a switch for the wiper and washer. You should also get a new fuse or two

You will have to take out the current resevoir and the front windsheild washer pump and place the old and the new pumps in the new resevoir.

So- to sum up if you do go to the dealer for $100 package (I think that's what I paid) you'll get:

2 switches (defogger and wiper)
1 Wiring harness (tube inside harness)
1 Washer resevoir
1 washer pump
1 maybe 2 fuses


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Old 11-09-2007, 05:21 PM   #19
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awesome, thanks buffalo97, good to know. Do you know what size torx the bolts are? They aren't tamper proof are they?
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JC,

I also found the link for the hardware you'll need at quadratech. Its more than I paid but that was 6 or 7 years ago but I did get it from the dealer....Well forget it I'm rambling

http://www.quadratec.com/products/11190_4X_PG.htm

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