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Old 09-25-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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Half Doors with Hardtop?

hey guys the winter is getting closer here, my TJ has halfdoors i got a nice offer on a hard top, i was wondering will a hard top work with half doors? thanks in advanced! ive heard mixed answers when searching

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:05 AM   #2
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Hardtop works with any doors. The top door opening is molded just like softtop door surrounds.

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What the other guy said... the door surrounds are only needed for the soft tops...
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:17 AM   #4
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nice thanks for the replies, does it look pretty goofy or does it look alright?
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:41 AM   #5
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i have the sliders with 1/2 doors-looks and works just fine.

i may be wrong(and probably am) but i thought there was a difference between door types(full, 1/2 with soft uppers, and sliders) and the type of surrounds needed. when i bought my soft top(came with hard top w/sliders) it was for full doors(which my sliders are considered) so i don't know for sure what, if any difference there is. sure someone more knowledgable than i am will hopefull pop in.
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i have the sliders with 1/2 doors-looks and works just fine.

i may be wrong(and probably am) but i thought there was a difference between door types(full, 1/2 with soft uppers, and sliders) and the type of surrounds needed. when i bought my soft top(came with hard top w/sliders) it was for full doors(which my sliders are considered) so i don't know for sure what, if any difference there is. sure someone more knowledgable than i am will hopefull pop in.
Door surrounds are the same regardless of the door type.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:23 AM   #7
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Mine has a hardtop and has half doors right now and looks just fine I think. This was right before we bought it.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:32 PM   #8
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I think running a hardtop with 1/2 doors looks pretty cool.

My '03 came with a hard top and full metal doors.
I just bought a set of half doors w/ the soft uppers. The uppers are already black, but the doors aren't. I am having them painted glossy black to match my existing paint. (Should have them back in a couple of days.) The interior of my jeep is what they call a khaki color. To me, I'd say it's more of a green-ish color. So, I plan on using KRYLON FUSION to paint the inner door panels a green color. Hopefully, I will be able to come close to what's already there.

I plan on running the 1/2 doors until maybe around November, then I'll switch back to my full doors until around April or May.

Once the paint job is complete, & I've had a chance to decide whether I like running half doors or not, well, at least the doors will be in great shape to sell.
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Soft top material matches better with 1/2 drs. obviously.Purpose of a hard-top is quieter,better heat and rear defroster,wiper.Full door provides a perfect match to hard top.Quieter,insulation factor and adjustable window.Zippers don't like snow and ice on the 1/2 drs. either. Ohh,full drs. look like crap with top down.Body lines line up better with 1/2's
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... full drs. look like crap with top down ...
I'm still undecided about this one. Sometimes I like the look, & sometimes I don't.
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... Body lines line up better with 1/2's ...
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