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Old 02-01-2014, 03:50 PM
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2 piece hardtop for a yj

I need a replacement rear glass for a 2 piece hardtop not sure if it's a steel horse or bestop but keystone sells a rear window dose any one know if the steel horse bestop keystone rear all have the same measurement

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The only answer to that question is that you would have to measure what you got and ask them to measure what they have.

Steel horse has been out of business for awhile now, and I know that they didn't interchange with anything else on the market.

Never seen a bestop 2-piece before so I wouldn't know about them.

And I have never heard of Keystone.

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Old 02-01-2014, 08:26 PM
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Thanks Keystone took over bestop hardtop well that what bestop told me it's a yj and I bought the top off a lady how had it her shed for a couple of years
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All I can tell you from my experience is that a stock rear window doesn't fit in a steel horse hard top. And when steel horse was still in business, their rep. told me that nothing aftermarket will interchange with them.

The full steel horse top has more of a square corner on the top edge. And has flat glass in the side windows, same as a CJ top. Whereas a stock YJ corner is more rounded and has curved glass in the side windows.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:51 PM
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Ok I may order the one form keystone and if it dose not fit return it or see about getting one made
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:44 PM   #6
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Make a cardboard template and find a auto glass place that can custom make glass or order it and have them build it off your template
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:25 AM
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Thanks that's the way I was thinking of going
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #8
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I made a cardboard template and cut my rear window out of 1/4" plexiglass, sanded and finished the edges and got hardware at Home depot to secure it.

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I also heard or lexan do u know if that's any good
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Great Idea! I bet that takes a lot of weight off too. Lexan is a better version of Plexiglass. Not sure if it is harder but it is more crystal clear. It is also more expensive. Used a lot on high end boat enclosures, fly bridges, etc. Less prone to cracking also but heavier than PG. I have not shopped it in a while but at on time it was 3 to 4 times the price of PG. I am sure it has come down now as it is more widely used and produced.




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I made a cardboard template and cut my rear window out of 1/4" plexiglass, sanded and finished the edges and got hardware at Home depot to secure it.

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Only thing I have never cut that or plexiglass but there is a 1st for everything lol
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If u havent worked with plexi or lexan here is a quick info

Plexiglass comes in two varieties, extruded which is what you find at home depot, and cast which is harder, heavier and more resistant to uv and cracking. Acrylic fish tanks are made with cast, welded together using a solvent (dichloromethane works well). Cast acrylic is crystal clear

Lexan is a different plastic.. In thicker variants it is bulletproof. Lexan has a slight smokey hue to it. It is uv and shatter resistant used in race cars and has limited use on dot highways... Something about fire ems not being able to get in to get u out.

The important point here is workability and lexan will be by far the easiest to cut ( a jigsaw with a fine blade works) without the possibility of the sheet exploding on you. Cast acrylic is #2 and extruded (the acrylic from home
Depot) iS basically junk . Acrylic can be scored and snapped...but the best way to cut and finish the edges for all the products is a router following a template
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Thanks for the info

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