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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jscherb
Sell one of the unfinished shells? I don't have...

Sell one of the unfinished shells? I don't have any plans to sell any of them right now. Maybe in the future I'll decide I don't have any use for any of the remaining shells and I'll offer them for...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,592
Posted By jscherb
I designed it and then found a company that makes...

I designed it and then found a company that makes boxes and had it made. Then the design was picked up by Gr8Tops and is now on the market, you can get them here: Jeep Secure Trunk Box | GR8TOPS...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,217
Posted By jscherb
The whole hardtop project is detailed here:...

The whole hardtop project is detailed here: "Safari Cab" custom hardtop project - JeepForum.com (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/safari-cab-custom-hardtop-project-952157/)
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 08-25-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By jscherb
If you're asking about this one, it's home-made. ...

If you're asking about this one, it's home-made.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc163/jscherb/Gaucho/Safari/SafariCab3.jpg
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 08-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,217
Posted By jscherb
Yes, Gr8Tops made several changes to my design. ...

Yes, Gr8Tops made several changes to my design.

The modularity doesn't affect the noise level. My Safari Cab is quieter on the road than a factory hardtop because it's got an insulated headliner....
Forum: Builders Corner 08-25-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By jscherb
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,592
Posted By jscherb
I did test fit one on the JKU, it fits perfectly...

I did test fit one on the JKU, it fits perfectly and even clears the subwoofer if installed, see the photos below, it's just clamped in place for the photos.

I think I still have 3 or 4 of the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
Startup costs for turning the barn door into a...

Startup costs for turning the barn door into a product would be pretty small, the only significant cost would be making production molds for the two fiberglass parts, and even that is probably only...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
I originally planned to reuse the factory wiper...

I originally planned to reuse the factory wiper motor, but it's huge and would have required me to change the design for the barn door to fit it in, so I opted for a much smaller aftermarket wiper ...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
If the company that's interested in them signs...

If the company that's interested in them signs up, I think they'd want them to be production-ready in time for the SEMA show this fall, they're working on getting a couple of my other designs ready...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
The hinge pivot is 3/8" stainless steel turning...

The hinge pivot is 3/8" stainless steel turning in bronze bushings that are greasable and rebuildable. They're very strong.
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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
We haven't posted any photos of this yet, but Tom...

We haven't posted any photos of this yet, but Tom took his barn door to a glass place and had them cut and install tinted safety glass and he was charged $50 for the glass, gasket and installation. ...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
I agree about the dust getting sucked into the...

I agree about the dust getting sucked into the back window. Also exhaust fumes.

I'm not planning wrap-around corner windows in the Safari Cab because custom curved glass would be prohibitively...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-23-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
I haven't talked to any companies yet about...

I haven't talked to any companies yet about making the barn door a commercial product, so I can't say if it will be available commercially, and I haven't decided if I'll make any available myself...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-23-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
Wouldn't you already have a hardtop if you were...

Wouldn't you already have a hardtop if you were just getting the barn door? You'd already have the harness.

If you were getting the full Safari Cab, perhaps you'd have a soft-top JK without the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-23-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
The less work I have to do, the more likely it is...

The less work I have to do, the more likely it is that I might make a DIY barn door kit available, so one of the things I might leave for the buyer is cutting out the opening for the window, and...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
If any company is interested in any of my...

If any company is interested in any of my designs, I'd be happy to work with them so they can bring my design to market. I don't plan to market any of these designs myself, I really don't want this...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
Maybe I should test that market by making up a...

Maybe I should test that market by making up a few JK barn doors and offering them to forum members without glass, wiper or mounting hardware. I could write some instructions about how to do the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-23-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
I haven't done anything with it. I ran with it...

I haven't done anything with it. I ran with it one summer to test it and it worked great, but since I put the Safari Cab on the LJ I haven't ever gone back to the soft top so I've pretty much...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-23-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
In the 80's, the Jeep factory "World Cab" hardtop...

In the 80's, the Jeep factory "World Cab" hardtop made for export had a barn door that opened the other way. The 1983 CJ-8 Scrambler/World Cab pictured below was my daily driver for years and it had...
Forum: Builders Corner 08-22-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By jscherb
About the add-on receiver, in case you haven't...

About the add-on receiver, in case you haven't seen it, here's an update to the conversion instructions: Building a stronger 4'x4' frame out of a 4'x8' Harbor Freight frame...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-18-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
The storage space in the higher roof can be used...

The storage space in the higher roof can be used in a bunch of ways, here are some photos taken inside my LJ Safari Cab...

There's enough room above the roll bars to store half door uppers.. this...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-16-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 47,427
Posted By jscherb
Tom also said that when he first saw it :). ...

Tom also said that when he first saw it :).

I spent a lot of time working out the dimensions of the wiper installation, arm and blade for the maximum sweep and coverage. I think it worked out...
Forum: Military Jeep Tech Forum 08-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 57,341
Posted By jscherb
Don, With Moab rims on both my LJ and my...

Don,
With Moab rims on both my LJ and my military trailer, the track on the Jeep is 59" and the track on the trailer is 58". They are visually identical, you can't tell the difference unless you...
Forum: Military Jeep Tech Forum 08-15-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 57,341
Posted By jscherb
If you're telling me that it's 7" from the...

If you're telling me that it's 7" from the mounting surface of your wheels to the sidewall where it would rub on the frame, using 2" spacers would give you 2.5" of clearance from the frame to the...
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