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bluebyu 07-22-2008 07:52 PM

soft top to hard top
 
kind of eyeballing a hart top that is locally for sale and was wondering how hard is it to switch my soft top to a hard.
more worried about how the front attches ?
the soft top just latches to the windshield frame does the hard top attach the same
tia
:punk:

nicolas-eric 07-22-2008 07:58 PM

the hardtop attaches in the same way on the windshield.

on my 06 TJ (no unlimited) i only have to do 3 things before i can put on the HT:
- uninstall the softtop and the softtop hardware from the roll bar (2 small torx bolts on each side)
- uninstall the door surrounds (you donīt need a tool for that)
- uninstall the 2 small brackets in the rear beside the tailgate where the bar at the lower side of the rear window is attached.

now iīm ready to put on the hardtop. that all doesnīt need more than 10-15 minutes after you did it a few times.

bluebyu 07-22-2008 09:33 PM

sounds fairly straght forward and easy thanks for the info

Neil F. 07-23-2008 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 248468)
the hardtop attaches in the same way on the windshield.

- uninstall the 2 small brackets in the rear beside the tailgate where the bar at the lower side of the rear window is attached.

.

Why do these need to come off? Mine stay on.

booger 07-23-2008 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil F. (Post 248627)
Mine stay on.

x2

the hard top works just fine with these on

bluebyu 07-23-2008 12:22 PM

even better

Johntom 07-23-2008 12:27 PM

Yeah it really isnt that hard of a process. Through owning several jeeps I have both a hard and soft top. When it gets to about October Ill switch over to the hard top. Easy enough that I can do it one morning before I go in to work if needed... I like to plan ahead a little more than that but ya never know... 10 Minutes Max (assuming you can manuver the awkward hardtop decently


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