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tysalem 04-02-2011 08:12 PM

I want to sell my hardtop
 
Hey Everyone,

I've had my soft top for about two months now and I cannot see myself ever putting my hardtop back on. It is currently sitting in the garage taking up space and I really don't want it anymore.

My question is, how much do you think I can get for it? It was on my jeep for about 6 months and it only has a small crack on the back side that can easily be hid by a sharpie. I was thinking somewhere around $1000, but I'm not quite sure.

I'll be putting it on Craigslist soon because I think some people here in Phoenix will want to swap tops before the weather gets too hot.

Thanks for the help

ESP 04-02-2011 08:23 PM

What year is your JK? I traded in my 2010 Hardtop for a soft top two months after getting mine to a Jeep dealer and got $1800 credit with them. I used it towards new tires, wheels, and a soft top same day. :)

If yours is close to mine in year then you could probably sell it for around $1500 used. The new 2010 or 2011 Hardtops retail for over $2000.

repoman100 04-02-2011 08:23 PM

You can get a brand new one for 2000$, if yours is cracked, forget about even getting 600$... Who wants cracked fiberglass. Try to get it fixed and set a reasonable price (800$) and see the responses you get.

tysalem 04-02-2011 08:27 PM

Yeah it's a 2010. The crack is pretty small and it's on the underside of the top in the back, right by the tailgate. Like I said, I should be able to touch it up with a sharpie and it won't be that noticeable.

rics1997 04-02-2011 08:30 PM

Hid by sharpie? Do you mean scratch or crack? If it is a scratch then thats no biggie and you should be able to get over a $1000. But if it is a crack then you will likely never see close to that much.

tysalem 04-02-2011 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 1154469)
Hid by sharpie? Do you mean scratch or crack? If it is a scratch then thats no biggie and you should be able to get over a $1000. But if it is a crack then you will likely never see close to that much.

It's a crack that occurred while taking it off one time. The person helping me take it off let it slip slightly and it hit the tailgate flaking off a little of the fiberglass. You really don't notice it unless your looking at it up close.

repoman100 04-02-2011 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by tysalem

It's a crack that occurred while taking it off one time. The person helping me take it off let it slip slightly and it hit the tailgate flaking off a little of the fiberglass. You really don't notice it unless your looking at it up close.

Chiped and cracked also is diferrent , a crack can agravate and get bigger and bigger, a chip or scratch can easily be patched up

tysalem 04-02-2011 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by repoman100 (Post 1154494)
Chiped and cracked also is diferrent , a crack can agravate and get bigger and bigger, a chip or scratch can easily be patched up

Sorry for my terminology. I would call it a chip. I cant get a picture of it the way it is positioned. It's a chip on the underside of the top on the edge by the rear window, if that makes sense. When it's on the jeep you have to look up at it to see it, so I don't think it will be too big of a deal.

What kind of material can you patch it up with and is it worth it in the end?

tysalem 04-02-2011 08:48 PM

It's not a crack, as in, its not going to start splitting up the side of the top.

repoman100 04-02-2011 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by tysalem

Sorry for my terminology. I would call it a chip. I cant get a picture of it the way it is positioned. It's a chip on the underside of the top on the edge by the rear window, if that makes sense. When it's on the jeep you have to look up at it to see it, so I don't think it will be too big of a deal.

What kind of material can you patch it up with and is it worth it in the end?

This is nothing you can weld some fiberglass easily to fill the gap and use some touch up paint, then you can sell it for 1000$ easily

jkjeeper06 04-02-2011 09:12 PM

Pm sent

tysalem 04-02-2011 11:46 PM

Hmmmm. Got an offer of $1000 just 10 minutes after posting it on Craigslist.

greese 04-03-2011 08:10 AM

because $1000 is a steal. I would list it at $1500 and I bet you end up in the 1200-1300 range when it is all said and done

superdavis78 04-03-2011 09:04 AM

I can't make up my mind if I want to sell mine or not. I want to get the Trektop NX, but don't know how well I will like it in the winter. I've had a soft top on my TJ and loved it, even in the winter. Or I could just get the Supertop NX and call it a day.

greese 04-03-2011 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by superdavis78 (Post 1155054)
I can't make up my mind if I want to sell mine or not. I want to get the Trektop NX, but don't know how well I will like it in the winter. I've had a soft top on my TJ and loved it, even in the winter. Or I could just get the Supertop NX and call it a day.

I'm in the same boat. I ordered the Supertop NX. I am going to give it one winter. If I don't put the hard top again by next Christmas, I am selling it.

My only issue with the trek top is what the heck to do with it when you want to open things up. The Supertop folds down, but the trektop has to come off. then what? stuff it behind the seats?

superdavis78 04-03-2011 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by greese (Post 1155106)
I'm in the same boat. I ordered the Supertop NX. I am going to give it one winter. If I don't put the hard top again by next Christmas, I am selling it.

My only issue with the trek top is what the heck to do with it when you want to open things up. The Supertop folds down, but the trektop has to come off. then what? stuff it behind the seats?

True....I hadn't thought about that. When I had my TJ, I think I put my top down 6 or 7 times. I mostly just rolled up the rear window, or took out the windows. If I could get $1000 for my hardtop, I would buy the Supertop NX. I love the soft top, and since the Supertop NX is more OEM style than ever, it seems like a good choice. Hell my hardtop has only had the panels off three times, and there is not chips or cracks, so I should be able to get $1000 out of it.

tysalem 04-03-2011 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by greese
because $1000 is a steal. I would list it at $1500 and I bet you end up in the 1200-1300 range when it is all said and done

If the top was in perfect condition I would expect close to 1500. But it has a small chip that will turn most people away. Ill gladly take $1000 cash if someone offers it

rics1997 04-03-2011 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greese (Post 1155106)
I'm in the same boat. I ordered the Supertop NX. I am going to give it one winter. If I don't put the hard top again by next Christmas, I am selling it.

My only issue with the trek top is what the heck to do with it when you want to open things up. The Supertop folds down, but the trektop has to come off. then what? stuff it behind the seats?


I am buying a duster for mine for when I pull the Trektop off I ordered. Since the trektop comes with all the hardware, the duster really isn't that expensive and can use the trektop tailgate bar for the duster. That way all my stuff in back is covered out of site when I have the top off.

tysalem 04-04-2011 09:30 AM

Well... I sold it for $1200. Overall I'm happy because I would have accepted $1000. More money to go towards the Jeep now!

FenderBender 04-04-2011 12:54 PM

Im contemplating selling my Hardtop as well but its the same body colour/material top so Im assuming it would be difficult to sell. :nonono:

What are you planning to spend the 1200 on? Tires? Wheels?

tysalem 04-04-2011 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by FenderBender
Im contemlating selling my Hardtop as well but its the same body colour/material top so Im assuming it would be difficult to sell. :nonono:

What are you planning to spend the 1200 on? Tires? Wheels?

Yeah, still saving up the money for tires and wheels. You might not have that hard of a time selling your color hardtop. I bet a lot of people are looking for a color match hardtop

FenderBender 04-04-2011 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by tysalem (Post 1157157)
Yeah, still saving up the money for tires and wheels. You might not have that hard of a time selling your color hardtop. I bet a lot of people are looking for a color match hardtop

Im hoping that's true but here in Toronto I have not seen a single wrangler with the colour matching hardtop let alone a TAN colour wrangler haha

greese 04-04-2011 02:11 PM

i think there are people willing to have them be mismatched too. It's not like the thing is red or blue. Tan goes with everything.

Jeep_Dragon 02-06-2012 06:37 PM

Is anyone looking to sell a hardtop for my 2009 2 Door Wrangler?

gr8fulKID 02-12-2012 08:42 PM

I think at least a grand is what you can score.

StoneQ 08-29-2013 12:05 PM

I recently saw a listing for a trektop nx on CL for a 4 door @ $400. The guy said his wife couldnt use it. I am looking for a hard top myself, but it seems impossible to find one locally.

kjeeper10 08-29-2013 12:17 PM

Folks, this thread is 2 years old. Resurrected by somebody not following the rules.


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