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
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!
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...
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.
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: