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06-26-2012 03:11 PM
BajaGadget I know this is an old thread, but thought it was worth a bump to say THANKS!
Just spent $19 on felt and another $10 on a nice piece of outdoor cloth for the storage sock.

Sure beats the $80 they want.

Mike
09-05-2011 12:51 AM
tj00wrangler Just to let you guys know that larger plastic pipe comes 3",4",6" and so on. Sorry no 5". Just to let you know. I would probly go with a 4" 2729 drain pipe or 6". You could also get those sizes in ABS which is black and a thicker wall. 2729 drain pipe is white and thin wall.
09-04-2011 10:34 PM
dfry I've had mine rolled since sometime in May. Had to take them out briefly once or twice. No harm no fowl. Also, and this works very well (thanks due to JDsDream), roll the windows around a 6" swim noodle cut to the width of the roll. Keeps the roll from collapsing or flattening out.
09-04-2011 01:52 PM
Christine Such creative, crafty people in this forum! Good Job! Thanks.
Cosmosbluejk-not a stupid question. I was wondering the same since I have to store mine for about 5-6 months.
05-27-2011 09:14 AM
Blacksurt Made one yesterday, works great. I strapped mine across the roll bar directly behind the crossbar above the front seats. I usually keep the overhead top up and remove the doors sides and rear.
05-23-2011 11:53 AM
Cosmosbluejk Probably a stupid question, but how would the windows fair if stored for extended periods of time like the winter months?
05-23-2011 11:43 AM
Blacksurt
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Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
I have been wanting to do this and contemplating on how to do it. The wall mart closest to me currently is liquidating their felt and its like 1.50/yrd. As for something waterproof, You could get a large PVC pipe, like 3-5" and cap off one end, mount it to your rollbar somewhere and have a screw on lid on the bottom or on one end. just a thought...
Cool idea, might have to borrow this one.
05-23-2011 11:28 AM
Ripnhl2005 Thanks joker!!!
I'll give that a shot!!!
05-23-2011 11:15 AM
joker23 When I roll mine up, the rear window gets put into the felt with the bottom edge where the felt is sewn together so it rolls up from bottom to top. The side windows go in with the front plastic edge against where the felt is sewn so that they roll up from front to rear. The bottom plastic edge of the side windows rolls right up, and when your done, they unroll nice and straight again.
05-23-2011 11:01 AM
Austin Williams
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Originally Posted by Ripnhl2005 View Post
I have a dumb question...How do you get the side windows rolled up since side and bottom have hard edges that don't roll up easily?

Thanks!!!
I've always wondered the same thing, haha..
05-23-2011 10:52 AM
Ripnhl2005 I have a dumb question...How do you get the side windows rolled up since side and bottom have hard edges that don't roll up easily?

Thanks!!!
05-23-2011 10:36 AM
joker23 I found this thread while searching for a way to store my windows.

I have a 4 door JK and measured out felt that was 4 inches wider than my rear window, so my roll is 50 inches wide.

I found a bag online that is made for tent poles. It is 60 inches long by 12 inches wide, which gives it a circumference of 24 inches when open. This means it has a diameter of just over 7 1/2 inches. This is plenty big for my roll.

The bag was $11 plus $7 shipping. I thought the shipping was kind of steep for a light item like a nylon bag, but it's pretty sturdy and the closest I could find to the size I need.

Here's a link to the bag:
Family Tent Pole Bags, 21000 | Tent Accessories | Tents | GEAR | items from Campmor.

Here's a picture of it:
05-04-2011 05:09 PM
KP Texan
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Originally Posted by dfry View Post
For the bag, why not grab some nylon material of your choice and paracord. Shouldn't take too much to sew it into a tube with paracord sewn into the ends. Paracord will draw the ends closed and can be used to secure the roll around the roll cage.
Thats exactly what I had planned. I just bought a spool of quality 550 paracord and this is one of those projects I had planned for it.

-Wes
05-04-2011 04:56 PM
dfry For the bag, why not grab some nylon material of your choice and paracord. Shouldn't take too much to sew it into a tube with paracord sewn into the ends. Paracord will draw the ends closed and can be used to secure the roll around the roll cage.
05-03-2011 09:25 PM
El Gringo I have been wanting to do this and contemplating on how to do it. The wall mart closest to me currently is liquidating their felt and its like 1.50/yrd. As for something waterproof, You could get a large PVC pipe, like 3-5" and cap off one end, mount it to your rollbar somewhere and have a screw on lid on the bottom or on one end. just a thought...
03-24-2011 10:29 PM
MLaborde I made this today. Black felt & grommets. Works like a charm! Thanks for the idea.

Now, I need something to put the roll in. Right now I have it in one of these: MOPAR 5FZ85BX7AB - MOPAR® Soft Top Boot in Black Denim for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec but I want to use it for the top.

Someone has to have a good idea for a water resistant storage bag that will work & hook to the roll bars. C'mon, people!
03-23-2011 10:21 PM
MLaborde I'm making one of these on Friday. Nice!
03-23-2011 11:10 AM
KP Texan I was about to come up with something like this myself and then I found your writeup! I like the way you think!

Thanks,

Wes
11-15-2010 10:36 PM
sonofabeach Looks good but laying them flat on the floor and under the bed is too easy for me to do right now, and free. One of these days...............
11-15-2010 03:54 PM
Jon M This is a great idea!!! I've actually been looking for the clover patch or best top version but they are expensive for what they are... Anyway, i'm gonna hit the fabric store and try this out. Thanks.
11-04-2010 12:10 PM
KeeblerKO
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Originally Posted by fGsltw View Post
just a thought how about a PVC pipe??
you won't have to worry about it getting bent..
x2 Great idea!

Put an end cap on one side and a screw on type cap at the other.
11-04-2010 03:03 AM
Ageless Stranger I roll my side windows long ways on a 4" cardboard tube.
11-04-2010 01:41 AM
nei10
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Originally Posted by CG. View Post
Great idea on the homemade version, Rich. Thanks for sharing.

I have a question for those with the newer-style windows with the plastic lip along the bottom edge that fits in the Jeep body. (I don't know exactly when they began making this particular window.) Of course they resist rolling, but everybody has said they roll and unroll just fine.

My question is, how tightly or loosely should they be rolled? Six inch diameter? Smaller? Larger? Anyone? Bueller?

Thanks,
C
I've got a 2006 TJ (with the plastic lips on the bottom edges) and I can get all three widows rolled up to about 8" or so. It rolls up easily in the warmer weather out here.
11-03-2010 04:31 PM
CG. Great idea on the homemade version, Rich. Thanks for sharing.

I have a question for those with the newer-style windows with the plastic lip along the bottom edge that fits in the Jeep body. (I don't know exactly when they began making this particular window.) Of course they resist rolling, but everybody has said they roll and unroll just fine.

My question is, how tightly or loosely should they be rolled? Six inch diameter? Smaller? Larger? Anyone? Bueller?

Thanks,
C
09-09-2010 12:49 AM
jcf Home : Shop | Joann.com has it on sale at present, 72" x 10 yard roll for $44.99. I just searched felt & it came up.


Good job rgreenberg2000 I am going to make some for mine, thanks!
09-07-2010 10:30 AM
Ripnhl2005 I'll check out Wally world, thanks!
09-07-2010 10:14 AM
Uranus I went to Joane's fabrics, or you might be able to get it from wallmart if they have a fabric section, not all do from what I hear.
09-07-2010 07:31 AM
Ripnhl2005 For the person who used felt and grommets, where did you find felt?
I went to ac Moore and michaels and all they had was pre packaged 3'x3 felt squares which aren't big enough for back window.
No clue where to find cut to size felt.

Thanks
09-02-2010 03:34 AM
Nthe8s Just a thought, if you are gonna use the bags for the fold up chairs use two of them. Take one and put it on and tighten then put the other one on the other end and overlap and tighten. This could be a quick and cheap fix until u fiqure something else out.
09-02-2010 01:46 AM
nei10 i did the same thing a while back. forget paying $59.99 for this! i ended up using velcro straps to wrap and hold it together.
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