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Old 08-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever cut a 1pc hard top into 2pc?

I'm toying around with the idea of cutting my hard top. In my head I think I can make it work. Cutting the hard top, sanding, lining it with rubber, attaching some fasteners. Has anyone tried?

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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Why and where would you cut it?

I would like to make mine in the form of a T roof or something. So I don't have to take the full roof off to get a little breeze.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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Why and where would you cut it?

I would like to make mine in the form of a T roof or something. So I don't have to take the full roof off to get a little breeze.
exactly that, although instead of a T, just cutting it straight accross, theres not going to be an instance where I would take off the drivers side but not the passangers, and I dont think it would be stable enough to cut it into a T
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Yeah I see your point there.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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Well quadratec sells them so i dont see why not, as long as you got the leaks covered. If you do it get some pics up.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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You can definitly do it. I am curious how it would hold up to wind though. If it doesn't have a T that is reinforced in the front to give it strength and keep it from rising I could see it ripping off on the highway, especially if you had your doors off and the rear window closed. I could be wrong, but I think after a while you would develop stress cracks from catching wind and it could just rip off one day.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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Buy a cheapo sunroof instead. Less work and it will look better.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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Do they make a good, not cheap sunroof for the jeep hardtop? I would think a quality unit that doesn't leak would be in demand.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #10
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Do they make a good, not cheap sunroof for the jeep hardtop? I would think a quality unit that doesn't leak would be in demand.
Yes in the quadratic magazine. Mine works great
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #11
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i think it'd be pretty easy, form a lip in the forward piece that laps over the rear piece, this should help with leaks and keeping wind from trying to separate the 2 halves
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #12
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Sunroof? T-tops? Get a soft top or go topless.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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I got both soft and hardtop, but would still love it if my hard top was a two piece for those warm days in late fall early spring. It is a great idea IF there is an easy correct way to accomplish it that looks good.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:03 PM   #14
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Sunroof? T-tops? Get a soft top or go topless.
Its just a pain in the butt having to unscrew the hard top, trying to find someone to help take it off. then you have to worry about rain ect ect.. Would be much better if I can pop out the top, throw it in the back seat....
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The sunroof quadratech sells is only 15"X30". Seems a bit small.
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The sunroof quadratech sells is only 15"X30". Seems a bit small.
It is an ok size. It gets the job done when you want a little fresh air

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