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Old 08-20-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Anybody convert a soft top to a hard top?

I have a '94 YJ with a worn out soft top, the winters here in Colorado can be brutal. I have been running a bikini top all summer and winter is just around the corner, I was wondering what is involved in converting to a hard top, but keep the soft upper doors, if possible. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks! Rich

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Old 08-20-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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Just buying the hard top and putting it on. Only thing besides that that is involved is wiring up the defrost and wiper.

Isn't running 1/2 doors defeating the purpose of the hard top?

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Old 08-21-2007, 01:57 AM   #3
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The soft doors are the ones that you zip up the windows on, the half doors i think are with the bikini top.
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Just buying the hard top and putting it on. Only thing besides that that is involved is wiring up the defrost and wiper.

Isn't running 1/2 doors defeating the purpose of the hard top?
I don't think it's that simple! Your half door tops, if they are like my 95 come to a point at the top rear. The hardtop is rounded. I think you might have to get different upper doors. Maybe sliders would work. Someone else may enlighten you, I really have not seriously looked into it, but I think I'm correct that your upper doors will be different.
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Hard top , doors fit from a CJ 7 ?

My 94 has a soft top. I found a CJ 7 hard top with doors. Will they fit my jeep ?
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:18 PM   #6
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i beleive so. But you will have trouble with tailgate because they are different from cj to yj
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I don't think it's that simple!.
I wonder if there is a major difference between the tj and yj tops. Tj tops just bolt on to the body with 6 bolts and use the clips on the front winshield and thats it. Easy and simple. The window defroster and rear wipers should plug right in.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:04 AM   #8
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I wonder if there is a major difference between the tj and yj tops. Tj tops just bolt on to the body with 6 bolts and use the clips on the front winshield and thats it. Easy and simple. The window defroster and rear wipers should plug right in.
There is a major difference between the YJ and TJ tops, and I haven't seen anyone retrofit a TJ top on a YJ.

If you get upper sliders for the half doors, you should just be able to bolt the YJ top on. I don't know the difference(s) between the YJ and CJ tops.
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Go to either Rally Tops or Bestop and look at their write up on installation. It's all right there including pictures.

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