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01-02-2013 09:28 PM
jimwww Ya they were made from a company called California soft tops out of Calgary, Alberta. I believe Bestop bought them and their technology/designs. After that they were gone - they created the bowless tops in the first place. Prob hard to find one now unless someone sells one that bought one originally.
10-04-2012 07:21 AM
amx4080 My top seals fine, at least as good as a factory top, with the hard doors. Notice the awning over the doors, which helps to not have rain dripping in like some other makers tops.
10-03-2012 10:36 AM
YJ_JEEP
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Originally Posted by JeepAddOns-Chris View Post
The biggest issue on making these is that on YJ's there are guys running half doors with the 90 degree angle soft doors and then there are the full doors that have the rounded corners. I can't think of a good design that would work with both. Very likely anyone running half doors would need to get the Bestop rounded doors such as those run on the Supertop/Sunrider for the YJ.

The Rampage/Viking YJ frameless top is currently being worked on and will definitely be released. The option will only be available for those running the family style cage.
I am running full doors and only have a hard top. My question is how does it seal right with the full rounded doors? Know where I can get good discriptive pictures?
08-22-2011 08:33 AM
JeepAddOns-Chris
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Originally Posted by 2xs View Post
Doesnt the family bar defeat the whole purpose of the look we seem to be going for? the first pic (posted by Geoff@Bestop) clearly shows what the design wanted, the family bar sticks out and back way to far to accomplish that look.....
To a point. You still get a raked style in the back, but it's not quite as pronounced. Here's a pic of a YJ family bar style frameless top. They're running the Bestop soft upper doors. My comment was more directed towards the people that were mentioning the Viking/Rampage deal.

08-19-2011 08:31 AM
amx4080 Yeah, the family bar kills the fastback look.



08-19-2011 02:02 AM
2xs
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Originally Posted by JeepAddOns-Chris View Post
The Rampage/Viking YJ frameless top is currently being worked on and will definitely be released. The option will only be available for those running the family style cage.
Doesnt the family bar defeat the whole purpose of the look we seem to be going for? the first pic (posted by Geoff@Bestop) clearly shows what the design wanted, the family bar sticks out and back way to far to accomplish that look.....
08-18-2011 09:11 AM
JeepAddOns-Chris The biggest issue on making these is that on YJ's there are guys running half doors with the 90 degree angle soft doors and then there are the full doors that have the rounded corners. I can't think of a good design that would work with both. Very likely anyone running half doors would need to get the Bestop rounded doors such as those run on the Supertop/Sunrider for the YJ.

The Rampage/Viking YJ frameless top is currently being worked on and will definitely be released. The option will only be available for those running the family style cage.
08-17-2011 04:41 PM
voz
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
Wow I have never see that type of top before and I really like it. I am going to get some material and make that !
Does it have a plastic window in the back ?

Made them yet?
08-17-2011 04:40 PM
voz I put my request in.. Hoping it will keep the rain off me..
08-16-2011 07:34 PM
2xs
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Originally Posted by 1970Buick View Post
If you read all the way down the page you will find this....


"We are currently working out design and testing details for the 1989-1995 YJ tops. Please visit our contact page and send your request to be added to the waiting lists for those models. Timeframe is not definite at this time for YJ models, stay tuned for updates. "
Yep, thank you, I kinda jumped the gun there.
08-16-2011 08:27 AM
amx4080 Sorry for the bad link to a picture above: here's a corrected link.

The company that made mine top was in Canada; I can't find any active links to see if they are in business anymore.
08-16-2011 06:56 AM
1970Buick
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Originally Posted by 2xs View Post
But only for:
If you read all the way down the page you will find this....


"We are currently working out design and testing details for the 1989-1995 YJ tops. Please visit our contact page and send your request to be added to the waiting lists for those models. Timeframe is not definite at this time for YJ models, stay tuned for updates. "
08-15-2011 10:24 PM
2xs
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Originally Posted by 1970Buick View Post
Jeep Soft Tops


These folks say they are in the process of making them and taking requests.
But only for:
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Rampage Bowless Soft Tops - Viking Fast Back Soft Tops
for Jeep® Wrangler TJ 1997-2006 and Unlimited 2004-2006
08-15-2011 08:07 PM
1970Buick Jeep Soft Tops


These folks say they are in the process of making them and taking requests.
08-15-2011 05:05 PM
pmarin
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Originally Posted by Xpress View Post
You want a California Jeep? Get one with the sport rollbar and take the top off altogether
That is a great idea if you live in California, where I lived when I bought this YJ.

Now I live in the Pacific NorthWest and it is cloudy and rainining 9 months out of the year -- but now that I'm cleaning up my Moss-covered Jeep I want to put it to use during more of the year -- don't need that rear headroom space in the back and a fastback top would be so nice!
08-15-2011 04:59 PM
pmarin I really want one of these. I am upgrading my good ol' '91 YJ and I saw some pictures on the net of Jeeps with this style of top. Now that I know what I want -- i seems nobody makes them anymore. Any news out there?
07-20-2011 09:28 AM
amx4080 I have one of these, and they company that did make them doesn't anymore. Here's my Renegade with the fastback top.
07-18-2011 08:18 PM
Harmbl Did you try 4WD.com? I have seen a number of different ones on their site. Or check with a canvas shop Boat covers..
07-18-2011 07:42 PM
voz
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
Wow I have never see that type of top before and I really like it. I am going to get some material and make that !
Does it have a plastic window in the back ?

make 2!
07-18-2011 07:03 PM
2xs Id buy one
It would need to work and seal correctly with full doors.

A wrap around rear window similar to the 70's Camaro style would be neat too.
07-18-2011 04:43 PM
stimpy Wow I have never see that type of top before and I really like it. I am going to get some material and make that !
Does it have a plastic window in the back ?
07-18-2011 04:20 PM
Xpress You want a California Jeep? Get one with the sport rollbar and take the top off altogether
07-18-2011 04:14 PM
voz I sure wish someone made it!
07-18-2011 04:09 PM
Geoff@Bestop As far as I know, no one makes this style anymore.

07-18-2011 03:29 PM
josephburns35
California fast back top for yj

i got my jeep 2 years ago and ever since i saw the California fast back soft top i have wanted one but i have had such a hard time finding one. does anyone know of a place to still but them or know anyone that wants to sell there's.
thanks joe

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