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Old 02-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #31
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:26 PM   #32
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I'll support ya' MadBotanist--got to help my fellow NCer. Hell, I work 60 hours week here in Raleigh where the wise WF tells me you're from.

One thing you'll learn about Daggo and ncossy is that while they're not necessarily pr*cks, they are, shall we say, "warm-fuzzy-impaired." No one on this forum could claim to come forward and share a heartwarming story of their conversations with either of them. It's just the way it is. They're just not that snuggly. I hear Daggo eats used auto parts for breakfast while he re-reads his 2009 owners manual . . . over and over again, every morning. It's true. And ncossey works for the American Red Cross, so you can imagine just how charming he is during an emergency.

That said, both of them have helped me out a lot since I've been hanging around. They're not the only ones of course, but it's hard to beat Daggo's encyclopaedic knowledge of the JK. And I'm pretty sure ncossey has forgotten more about wheeling than I'll ever know.

Now, as to your "wild and crazy" rear window suggestion, I can think of some ways it could probably be pulled off from a factory standpoint. Redesigning the windows to include a removable frame perhaps, and having some built in anchor points inside the Jeep. Aftermarket on the existing tops however, it seems like it'd be a lot tougher. But hey, if somebody pulls it off at a reasonable price, it could be pretty cool. Loading my kids' stroller in the back of my soft top JKU is not fun.

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I was trying to be a "prick" at all. You may have inferred it, however. I read that you were saying I didn't answer the original question and I felt I did, that's all.

Meh, I do need to apologize, far more prickish things have been said, guess I was just in the wrong mood at the wrong time, my bad.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:22 PM   #34
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I was trying to be a "prick" at all. You may have inferred it, however. I read that you were saying I didn't answer the original question and I felt I did, that's all.
that there is what I believe they call a Freudian slip.
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How much would you pay for one? $500? By the time you patent, develop the product, manufacture, distribute, ship, pay your dealers, etc., it would be at least that.
Very good points, I was thinking about that while driving home from work today. Yeah, I think the price would be around 500, at least until you could seriously ramp up production and start moving volume, which would never happen because there are probably not enough people out there to want this thing.

So, yes, practical matters relating to the production and marketing of this thing make it not currently exist, that does not however have ANY bearing on the possibility of this thing being...possible.

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Wait! I found a product that is exactly what you're looking for. It's called a "hard top".
haha...nice, I do want a hardtop, just dont want to spend 2500 on one, 500 for liftgate capabilities on a softtop? maybe....
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #36
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that there is what I believe they call a Freudian slip.
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I'll mess with it when the weather shapes up. Right now we're in the middle of a blizzard. Thanks for the tips. Any tips on keeping the rear window clean. What the best thing to use? I've been thinking about a squeegee.
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I'll support ya' MadBotanist--got to help my fellow NCer. Hell, I work 60 hours week here in Raleigh where the wise WF tells me you're from.

One thing you'll learn about Daggo and ncossy is that while they're not necessarily pr*cks, they are, shall we say, "warm-fuzzy-impaired." No one on this forum could claim to come forward and share a heartwarming story of their conversations with either of them. It's just the way it is. They're just not that snuggly. I hear Daggo eats used auto parts for breakfast while he re-reads his 2009 owners manual . . . over and over again, every morning. It's true. And ncossey works for the American Red Cross, so you can imagine just how charming he is during an emergency.

That said, both of them have helped me out a lot since I've been hanging around. They're not the only ones of course, but it's hard to beat Daggo's encyclopaedic knowledge of the JK. And I'm pretty sure ncossey has forgotten more about wheeling than I'll ever know.

Now, as to your "wild and crazy" rear window suggestion, I can think of some ways it could probably be pulled off from a factory standpoint. Redesigning the windows to include a removable frame perhaps, and having some built in anchor points inside the Jeep. Aftermarket on the existing tops however, it seems like it'd be a lot tougher. But hey, if somebody pulls it off at a reasonable price, it could be pretty cool. Loading my kids' stroller in the back of my soft top JKU is not fun.
Aww, you gave me a warm and fuzzy!!
Sorry madbotanist, i didnt intend to be an ass, but somebody has to have daggos back when we arent arguing!
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You southern boys wouldn't make it ten minutes in north Jersey. I'm all for being friends but if you think I'm giving any of you a man hug you can effing fahgetaboutit.
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I'll mess with it when the weather shapes up. Right now we're in the middle of a blizzard. Thanks for the tips. Any tips on keeping the rear window clean. What the best thing to use? I've been thinking about a squeegee.
If you rub the dirt you will scratch the plastic. Spray it off with a hose. once the dirt is off you can use a micro fiber cloth. I have used Ragtop cleaner and protectant and I have recently switched over to Bestop for the same products.
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You southern boys wouldn't make it ten minutes in north Jersey. I'm all for being friends but if you think I'm giving any of you a man hug you can effing fahgetaboutit.
Haha and you city slickers would do so well here in the south!
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Man, you never miss an opportunity to be a prick, do you?

Fine, Daggo, stickler for semantics and self appointed policeman of the JK forum, I'd like to expand upon the original question and wonder aloud if there will ever be a hard lift gate for a softtop. Like I said, it would be an engineering problem, but it would be awfully handy.
haha, I'm sure he's just trying to be a pain in the rear!
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Wait, I thought that once you end up in north Jersey you--by definition--have in fact NOT "made it."

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Wait, I thought that once you end up in north Jersey you--by definition--have in fact NOT "made it."
That's true. I hear the books are closed.



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