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minderbinder3 05-02-2009 01:11 PM

Swapping a hard top for soft top
 
My '91 YJ has factory full steel doors and a hard top. I am wanting to trade the hard top for a soft top. Does anybody know what my options are? I don't think that a Besttop will work because the doors fit differently. Do they make anything other than a factory top that will work with the full doors?

NAVYCHIEF 05-02-2009 01:52 PM

look at quadratec soft top advisor. thry show the 91 hard doors with a best top super top.

minderbinder3 05-02-2009 03:40 PM

The problems that I have ran into are that the Best Tops don't fit the full doors because they are rounded versus the square edge of the soft doors. A local Jeep "expert" told me that I would need a "factory replacement" top and that none of the Best Tops would work.

NAVYCHIEF 05-02-2009 03:42 PM

in the catalog they show a round door matched up with a soft top. look it up and give them a call. this is one of the most frustrating things going.

NAVYCHIEF 05-02-2009 03:46 PM

is this it?

minderbinder3 05-02-2009 03:56 PM

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Here is a picture of a top that a guy is wanting to swap me for my hard top. It is on a CJ and the doors appear to be rounded. Does anybody know if this top would cause a problem with my hard doors?
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NAVYCHIEF 05-02-2009 04:39 PM

?????

jpdocdave 05-02-2009 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by minderbinder3 (Post 365498)
Here is a picture of a top that a guy is wanting to swap me for my hard top. It is on a CJ and the doors appear to be rounded. Does anybody know if this top would cause a problem with my hard doors?
Attachment 8043

put your door on that cj to find out. your door will go right on that cj, then you'll know for sure before wheeling and dealing.

NAVYCHIEF 05-02-2009 07:12 PM

HEY DOC! I was thinking the same thing. Or get out the old tape measure and size it up. you ever get my wife out from under your vehicle?:bottom:

minderbinder3 05-02-2009 08:11 PM

That is a great idea. I think I will try my doors on his CJ. Do you guys think that I am crazy for trading my original hard top for a newer soft top with all the bars and hardware? I posted the swap on craigslist and have received lots of interest so it makes me think that I am getting the bad end of the deal. My hard top is not in the best of shape but I would call it decent shape.

abercrombie_fierce 05-02-2009 08:19 PM

If you have the storage space and money, you could store the hard top somewhere and get the pavement ends flip top. Its a soft top that comes with all new hardware and even works with hard doors. Just an idea. i think that top is like 480 from quadratec. It has the sunroof feature, its pretty cool

NAVYCHIEF 05-02-2009 08:49 PM

i sold my hard top and doors for $475.00 and a cord of wood. see all jeepers are a little off. personally, i get a little clostraphobic in a hard top. beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.:punk:

jpdocdave 05-02-2009 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by NAVYCHIEF (Post 365606)
HEY DOC! I was thinking the same thing. Or get out the old tape measure and size it up. you ever get my wife out from under your vehicle?:bottom:

:rofl:, na she's still workin.

its all preference if you don't want your hard top, then you're getting a good deal...as long as the soft top is in good shape. all zippers work and so on.

NAVYCHIEF 05-03-2009 01:10 AM

she's been gone a long time...i sure hope you pay well!

morglan 05-03-2009 09:37 AM

I always hear how cold my soft top must be (I live in Northern NY near the Canadian border, and -30 is normal in the winter.)

I've never had a problem with it being too cold, other than drafts coming in from my doors not being shut tight enough!

I say go with the soft top--you won't regret it.

NAVYCHIEF 05-03-2009 12:02 PM

i naver have regreted going soft top. i felt as if the hard top retained the chill longer. and sometimes rained from condensation.


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