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sj999 05-01-2013 08:01 PM

freedom panels and no hard top - how to prevent rain through gap?
Driving with freedom panels only and Bestop half top over rear. How to stop rain from coming in the gap at rear of Freedom panels?

Blastek 05-01-2013 10:30 PM

well, other than duct tape and some ingenuity, run the hard top or get a full soft top.

legitposter 05-02-2013 09:56 AM

SJ999, I don't think this is an area worth exploring. You're trying to stop rain dropping on you but allowing it to flood the back. Sounds like a bad situation all together. Like Blastek said, buy a soft top or run the hard top.

ohioviper 05-05-2013 06:32 PM

I wonder if someone could make a panel that would fit in there like the hard top but maybe only go back past sound bar .I bet it would sell like hotcakes .

AUskier 05-05-2013 09:31 PM

I have to admit I've thought about this... It would basically be a hard bikini top. The two freedom panels would cover the front and a panel would cover the rear seats back to the sport bar. No flapping plus a good seal when you had the doors on for rain. You could run a duster on the back for more rain protection.

Not sure it would sell like hot cakes, but I would have been interested before I bought a soft top to go along with my hardtop.

MichaelEdwardsDO 05-05-2013 09:36 PM

Find a custom surfboard maker. I'll bet one could up a broken board and make fit. And get some wet okole seat cover just in case ;)

ohioviper 05-05-2013 09:44 PM

I am looking for a busted or damaged hard top to cut down to do this .

dano0726 05-05-2013 10:18 PM

I used to have an acrylic sky top that seemed to be water/rain proof

ohioviper 05-09-2013 04:44 PM

I found a busted hard top for cheap that I am going to pick up Saturday.I plan to cut it down to make a short panel behind the freedom panels to make a hard summer top. Too bad someone cant manufacture these. I will post pics when I get it finished.
Any takers. I will go in on a joint venture.We can call it Freedom top plus :)

Happy JK 11-28-2013 06:48 PM

Or a hard top with an easily removable rear window, believe me thought about this

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