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Old 08-28-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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I've had my YJ about a month and a half. It's been really hot the past few days and threatening thunderstorms so I can't just have the safari top on. Windows unzipped and back rolled up just doesn't cut it at the traffic light. What options are out there for wiring in a fan to hook possibly to the roll bar or something? I'm sure it's been done, I just haven't seen too much on it. Looking to get something that I can wire to a switch so the wife and I can have some movement at the lights.

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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Piece of cake. Go to your fuse panel single spade connector to Radio. It is switched hot after the key is on. Run a hot to the dash put in a simple switch and run it across the floor under the carpet or hide it and up to the fan mounted on the roll bar or something. Ground it locally so you don't have wires all over or just pair a good chassis ground to the power wire to the fan.

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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That's a great place to splice the wiring, trying to find a nice quality fan. I'm seeing a bunch of el' cheapo plastic fans, but nothing heavy duty to withstand the elements.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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look for a fork lift fan, ebay etc. heavy duty and moves alot of air for a tiny fan
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #5
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Just my 2 cents but I can't see how that would possibly work the way you envision it would. Living in Florida, I stumbled on to another solution that you might consider which works well for me. I bought a mesh breeze top which not only prevents me from getting roasted by the sun but also lowers the temp inside by what seems to be at least 15 degrees. Its not clear to me how or why this works but what was once uncomfortable during the heat of the day is no more. Especially when I get stopped at lights.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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Just my 2 cents but I can't see how that would possibly work the way you envision it would. Living in Florida, I stumbled on to another solution that you might consider which works well for me. I bought a mesh breeze top which not only prevents me from getting roasted by the sun but also lowers the temp inside by what seems to be at least 15 degrees. Its not clear to me how or why this works but what was once uncomfortable during the heat of the day is no more. Especially when I get stopped at lights.
I would guess that the mesh lets heat escape easier since heat rises..only down side of that is it lets water in easier too..you and I have seen rain nearly every day for the last few months but to me it is not unbearable with a solid bikini top
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I would guess that the mesh lets heat escape easier since heat rises..only down side of that is it lets water in easier too..you and I have seen rain nearly every day for the last few months but to me it is not unbearable with a solid bikini top
Actually I think because of the shade created from the mesh top the seats (black) don't absorb and retain the heat from the sun making it cooler. I agree regarding the daily rain down here but thankfully our jeeps are totally waterproof and dry in minutes in the sun.
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Here in the Vegas heat it either AC or a spider shade. Not bad idea enough to keep the sunburn down and no more noise than with no top at all. Doors off in summer is a must.

The best thing you can do is convert the center console into a cooler. Fiberglass lined with a drain hole through the floor. Cold drinks as long as you out ice in

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