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Old 05-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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freedom panels and no hard top - how to prevent rain through gap?

Driving with freedom panels only and Bestop half top over rear. How to stop rain from coming in the gap at rear of Freedom panels?

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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well, other than duct tape and some ingenuity, run the hard top or get a full soft top.

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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SJ999, I don't think this is an area worth exploring. You're trying to stop rain dropping on you but allowing it to flood the back. Sounds like a bad situation all together. Like Blastek said, buy a soft top or run the hard top.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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I wonder if someone could make a panel that would fit in there like the hard top but maybe only go back past sound bar .I bet it would sell like hotcakes .
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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I have to admit I've thought about this... It would basically be a hard bikini top. The two freedom panels would cover the front and a panel would cover the rear seats back to the sport bar. No flapping plus a good seal when you had the doors on for rain. You could run a duster on the back for more rain protection.

Not sure it would sell like hot cakes, but I would have been interested before I bought a soft top to go along with my hardtop.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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Find a custom surfboard maker. I'll bet one could up a broken board and make fit. And get some wet okole seat cover just in case
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:44 PM   #7
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I am looking for a busted or damaged hard top to cut down to do this .
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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I used to have an acrylic sky top that seemed to be water/rain proof
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #9
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I found a busted hard top for cheap that I am going to pick up Saturday.I plan to cut it down to make a short panel behind the freedom panels to make a hard summer top. Too bad someone cant manufacture these. I will post pics when I get it finished.
Any takers. I will go in on a joint venture.We can call it Freedom top plus
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #10
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Or a hard top with an easily removable rear window, believe me thought about this

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