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Old 09-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Opinions:Swapping my soft top for this hardtop with some issues.

I have a chance even swap my soft top w/hardware for this hardtop. Haven't seen this Hard top in person but was told in good shape w/no leaks. Only issue from the pic is that it looks like the PO drilled through the front portion to add the latches and also a small pilot hole to run some lighting wires according to the new jeep owner. I'm not familiar with hardtops but the pilot hole I can probably fiberglass bondo and fix but those latches protruding through the top is an eyesore. Is that normal? There are no leaks and the hole was silicone according to the new jeep owner. Other than that, top in good shape, back glass no issues and I will repaint.I figured even swap is a great deal. ???

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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From that picture it looks like he converted a YJ top to fit a TJ... Personally I'd stay away from anything someone drilled into and made their own mods and repairs to, no sense taking on someone else's problems.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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I'd stay away from that. There's a reason he's getting rid of it.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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That's a modified YJ as indicated above. They can work. The front edge has to be cut and the latches added. You need the latches.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Soft tops rule, don't do it. Then what, but a new soft top when the weather gets warm?
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! I will pass on it. I knew it just doesn't look right but wanted confirmation.

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