Scored a hell of a deal on a banged up CJ7/YJ hard top yesterday for $100. All glass is intact. Lots of scuffs on the top that give it character, but overall very solid.
I get it home and discover a problem... all of the mounting holes that missing chunks of fiberglass where the bolt would go through. These aren't small chunks missing. I'm talking 1" to 2" wide gaps where the top looks eaten away. Guess I know where the bargain came in!
So, I'm looking for ideas to mount this top. I want it to be permanent (or mostly permanent). I was thinking silicon along the bead where it meets the body and then clamping two long pieces of aluminum the whole width of the top's inner lip on both sides and bolting through the aluminum. Is there a better idea?
Denis A. Baldwin
1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.