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vijay 12-15-2009 12:47 PM

Tough to find a decent set full door and hardtop combo
 
I have been looking for a set of full doors and hard top off n on for almost 2 years now. Every time something comes up on craigslist it is no lesser than $1500. Now, there are entire Jeeps being sold for $2000 in non-running condition with hardtop and full doors. I just donít like to do the paper work of owning a Jeep for parts plus I do not have space.
Anyway, what are your experiences in buying full doors and hardtop, what did you pay for either or both?

MikeMTJ 12-15-2009 12:56 PM

I bought my hard top from a guy on ebay. He was selling the top for $350, and it was in great shape. No cracks, and all the windows are in perfect shape. When I drove over to his house, he also ended up having a pair of full steel doors. I guess I got kind of lucky, because I bought it all for $600. The doors were in even nicer shape then the top itself. They had absolutly no rust inside and out. The only problem with it was one of the latches needed lubricated, but after that it was all good!

My advice is to look around on ebay. You might have to drive a little while to pick one up off ebay, but you can probably find one within 4 hours driving distance or closer.

morphious 12-15-2009 02:58 PM

if u have the money then yeah their all over the place on e bay or on Craig's list

birdhunter 12-15-2009 03:12 PM

Its all about where you are
and the time of year
Most likely and cheapest way is find
a top then find the doors
I think 350 for top and 350 for doors is good
but sometimes you can get cheap doors
because they need work same with top
What can you live with or do they need to
be really nice or are you seeing nothing where you live

vijay 12-15-2009 03:28 PM

I'm all out to pay $350 for top and another $350 for doors. But the lowest one that I have seen so far in SFO Bay area is $750 top and $550 doors...Most of these salvage companies are asking $1500 for the combo here. They got new inventory from CFC...they are all over the place here.

uplifted 12-15-2009 08:22 PM

Too bad your not close to NY,, i have my set of full steel doors and hard top on craigslist right now...asking 300 bucks for everything..... It's in the F/S section here as well..... besides a few craigslist list dreamers, i haven't gotten any emails...i figured they' d be beating down my door at this price :confused:

bob09 12-15-2009 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeMYJ (Post 505762)
I bought my hard top from a guy on ebay. He was selling the top for $350, and it was in great shape. No cracks, and all the windows are in perfect shape. When I drove over to his house, he also ended up having a pair of full steel doors. I guess I got kind of lucky, because I bought it all for $600. The doors were in even nicer shape then the top itself. They had absolutly no rust inside and out. The only problem with it was one of the latches needed lubricated, but after that it was all good!

My advice is to look around on ebay. You might have to drive a little while to pick one up off ebay, but you can probably find one within 4 hours driving distance or closer.

Was that around Bellefontain, OH? Because if it was I was a bidder on that. I watched that thing for like a week, and it ended up going for 350 bucks.... weird.

89PBR96 12-15-2009 09:55 PM

I just bought a 88 with both hard top and hard doors for a grand and the jeep is in great shape just look at complete jeeps thats what I did gave up on just hard top and doors good luck man

vijay 12-16-2009 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uplifted (Post 506112)
Too bad your not close to NY,, i have my set of full steel doors and hard top on craigslist right now...asking 300 bucks for everything..... It's in the F/S section here as well..... besides a few craigslist list dreamers, i haven't gotten any emails...i figured they' d be beating down my door at this price :confused:

I would jump all over for that now.

vijay 12-16-2009 06:28 PM

This just came up.

Jeep Hard Top $250obo

Do you think this will fit my YJ?

MikeMTJ 12-16-2009 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bob09 (Post 506160)
Was that around Bellefontain, OH? Because if it was I was a bidder on that. I watched that thing for like a week, and it ended up going for 350 bucks.... weird.

I live in ohio, but I bought it from a guy in PA.

vijay 12-16-2009 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 89PBR96 (Post 506168)
I just bought a 88 with both hard top and hard doors for a grand and the jeep is in great shape just look at complete jeeps thats what I did gave up on just hard top and doors good luck man

I would love to buy a Jeep and get all the parts but Cali has these laws that prevents title transfer unless you smog and few other rules. Passing smog with repairs can end up to be a costly affair. That is probably why these salvage yard owners are asking these ridiculous prices...they know people cannot buy them even if they want-to unless they are the sellers. Or the original owner has to sell them for parts....

89PBR96 12-16-2009 10:07 PM

^ Thats a crock man best of luck to you but I learned tonight hard tops are a pain but I rather have that than a soft top

YJMUDR 12-20-2009 01:20 PM

bought my set of doors and hardtop for 800 and had to buy a driver window and that is a smokin deal here.


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