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Old 04-10-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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Roof insulation Hardtop.

I remember seeing in some thread that there is a liner you can put on the hard top to insulate it a bit better.
Seeing as I am in Mid East at the moment I thought this would be a good option.

Does anybody have a install pic or link, I cant seem to find it anywhere.

My Jalopy is 1100km old now.


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Old 04-10-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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Quadratec has a kit. Thought about getting it, but I'll wait until this fall.

Rugged Ridge Hardtop Insulation Kit - Quadratec

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Old 04-10-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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theres an add on this site every now and then for hot head headliners too...i think there in the vendors list
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Maybe I'm wrong here......I'm thinking I can find suitable thermal stuff at a home supply store & glue & trim as needed if the coming season proves too hot. Maybe even velcro tabs for removable panels should I get creative.

I can't be the only one with this mod in mind....
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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Insulate hard top

I plan on insulating the hard top using fiberglass insulation covered by 1/8" wood paneling. I'll either find drill areas where the hard top is double walled and put anchors in or attach anchoring metal from the roll bars to the panels, whatever will hold stronger. I insulate for winter driving mostly but it also works for keeping out summer heat; already put carpet underlayment in and fiberglass batting pieces in the sidewalls. The hard top is next. I insulated almost every vehicle I owned, always with excellent results.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Here's a link to Hothead Headliners http://hotheadheadliners.com/
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
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Great info guys and thanks for links.

Yes we can get up to 55 C here in summer and not to many shade places.
I thought going the glue and stick method, but if i can get one all ready cut to shape at reasonable price I will go that way if they ship OS.

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55c? I'd be trading in the Jeep for a refrigerated truck!
I saw a few 40c+ days here over summer, but the A/C seems to do a pretty good job cooling the small space in the 2 door.

Only gripe is the black hardtop just soaks up the heat. You can feel the heat radiating off it after it's been parked for a while, and if you're a bit taller than average your head really cops it!
Those hothead liners look great, even better, a local offroad store stocks them. Another thing on the list.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:28 AM   #9
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Yes mate 55c, but a 40c day in Vic is almost the same due to our bloody big hole in the ozone down under.

I have been here 1 yr now and haven't put sunscreen on once, the sun just doesnt seem to burn you like it does in Oz.

The heat in a little black 2 door was incredible after only 30min in the sun.
We have the JKU 2011 but it has the black roof, so will see as we run up into summer how the A/C handles it. If she gets too hot I will being insulating some how.

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And I thought 29c was hot......

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