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Old 07-13-2010, 06:14 PM
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Freedom top question

Before I get my top out of storage to try this out, I was wondering if anyone knows if you can put the two removable panels on without the larger back portion. I like the top down feel, but want to get out of the sun a bit...

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Mc,, how heavy would you say the back hardtop section is?

And how did you store it? Im still playing with the idea of using both mine. And looking into that storage cart holder from Mopar.

Or just sit it flat on 2x4's in the back of the garage.

Did you remove it alone , or with help.
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Mc,, how heavy would you say the back hardtop section is?

And how did you store it? Im still playing with the idea of using both mine. And looking into that storage cart holder from Mopar.

Or just sit it flat on 2x4's in the back of the garage.

Did you remove it alone , or with help.
You're going to need two people or a hoist to remove it. Even if you're a brute, like me, (Did you hear that Kate? ) it is going to be too awkward to remove without help. So Silvrevo, the sale not going so well?
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So Silvrevo, the sale not going so well?
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Don't buy a cart, build one. I built one with plans I found here in less than 2 hours and 30 dollars in lumbar and parts. Works great, have my hard top on it now while I run the soft top. Does take two men to remove or in my case 2 ladies and 1 man.

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Sale no going good at all. But its only been 2 weeks. And it only takes one buyer.

112 here today with heat index.

It does look awkward to move. But I have a way to will things if I want.

So what is the trick when taking it off. Probably have the rear glass raised. Rear tire off.

Then have two peopel on either side with one hand under the corner of the rear glass secton on either side. Looks like the rear end is where all the weight is.

Then for storage, just set it on a couple 2x4's. This would be the easy why.

Dont think I really want to build a hard top station. I seen a picture of the one where the guy backs thru it then removes top and drives out.
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I have the four door and two people can do it. One on each side. Rear glass in the up position to get past the spare. No need to remove it. Rear door closed. Then lift and walk to the rear.
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Hello, new to jeep and wrangler forms, was thinking about making the Hardtop Storage Dolly for 2 Door Wrangler. tnewcomb, u say u found one on here,that was made out of wood, cant find it, could u post a link or something to help me out or even some info on how to build.. thanks
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Be careful! The first time I did that I cracked my panels when I inserted the hold down knobs. On my 2007 the bolts on the knobs were too long. Thank goodness Jeep replaced the panels under warranty.
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If you're looking for the open air type thing, try looking for the soft tops that cover only the front passengers. Bikini tops or something I think they're called? Someone else can correct me if I'm wrong I hope. Might be a bit easier to put up than the panels.
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I use a Hoist-A-Top that Quadratec sells. Bought it from the manufacturer so saved a few bucks. I have an '07 4-dr and the hoist (with the electric power) makes it a one-man job. Plus it stores the top in the rafters of my carport.
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Be careful! The first time I did that I cracked my panels when I inserted the hold down knobs. On my 2007 the bolts on the knobs were too long. Thank goodness Jeep replaced the panels under warranty.
Check your manual - there's a section on using the front T-Tops only.

Especially the part about flipping down the black spacer so you don't crack them.

My wife and I drove around all weekend with no doors or top, just the T-Tops in place for a little shade ... and it was everything I dreamed it could be
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The Freedom Top Panels work GREAT as a Sunshade!




Best of Luck!

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Check your manual - there's a section on using the front T-Tops only.

Especially the part about flipping down the black spacer so you don't crack them.

My wife and I drove around all weekend with no doors or top, just the T-Tops in place for a little shade ... and it was everything I dreamed it could be
???? Where's the black spacer. Sorry just got our JK yesterday.... I'm new at this...
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???? Where's the black spacer. Sorry just got our JK yesterday.... I'm new at this...
No worries - I just got mine last month ... if I hadn't seen something on a board about the spacers I would have cracked my tops!

Also, it's not in the "User's Guide" I don't think ... but here's the page from the Owner's Manual PDF I downloaded from Jeep.com. It's two black plastic tabs that flip down at the back of each front section. With just the front sections on you can see from the back seat how it all works.

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Oh! I see, thanks for pointing that out, I'd have hosed ours for sure. Now I just gotta figure out how to get mine to move..... They seem stuck. But I know to do it now
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???? Where's the black spacer. Sorry just got our JK yesterday.... I'm new at this...
I accidentally discovered them recently. They are on the back edge of the removable two halves of the top and they flip down. I didn't know what they were for and if I'm reading this correctly they are for when you take the back part of the hard top off and just run the front part, they fold down so the screws have something to screw against??
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I accidentally discovered them recently. They are on the back edge of the removable two halves of the top and they flip down. I didn't know what they were for and if I'm reading this correctly they are for when you take the back part of the hard top off and just run the front part, they fold down so the screws have something to screw against??
They maintain the space between the soundbar and the top. If they weren't there, the screws could be over tightened and possibly snap the back lip off where they actually screw into.
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They maintain the space between the soundbar and the top. If they weren't there, the screws could be over tightened and possibly snap the back lip off where they actually screw into.
..... or..... the screws would dig a hole through the Fiberglass Panels, and stick out through the top..... ask me how I know! Kool's 100% right! They're spacers for the back of the Panels, to keep them from being overtightened.

My holes are finally repaired, and I've chalked this up to a - LESSON LEARNED!!!

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..... or..... the screws would dig a hole through the Fiberglass Panels, and stick out through the top..... ask me how I know! Kool's 100% right! They're spacers for the back of the Panels, to keep them from being overtightened.

My holes are finally repaired, and I've chalked this up to a - LESSON LEARNED!!!

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I'm sure you're not the only one to find this out the hard way. Glad its all good now.
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The screws for my top stay in the glove box, much faster taking the top off and putting back on. Harder to over tighten that way Never had a leak either, for what it's worth.

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