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Old 08-07-2015, 06:58 AM
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The top on my farm use rescue was shot when I started my resto..it came with a brand new bikini top. I threw the soft top away and I am not getting another one. I am going to run the bikini, mostly for shade, and no doors year round. Plan on having the inside of the tub linexed and pulling the plugs and adding water proof seat covers. Anybody got any other suggestions on mods needed to keep the water out of things that don't need to get wet? I can put in the garage when needed but my driveway has a nice slope so water should drian nicely out the floor plugs when it rains. We don't get much of a winter here in SC and this isn't my dialer driver so as of right now I see no need for a top.

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I left my YJ outside during a major thunderstorm last week. It had a soft top only on it, no windows. When I woke up in the morning, it had standing water on the floor and the seats were pretty wet. I let it sit all day while I went to work. When I got home, the floor still had water on it but most everything else was pretty dry. I took it for a drive and the water started draining out the bottom. I've had no electrical issues.

With the bikini keeping the dash mostly dry, you should be fine. These YJ's don't have nearly the amount of electronics as the newer Jeeps. It was funny, that night when I went to sleep, my wife kept telling me it's gonna storm and she wasn't running out in the middle of the night to put windows in it. I told her the storm wasn't gonna hit us and if it did, the Jeep was made to withstand it, and it did just fine

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Old 08-07-2015, 09:16 AM   #3
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I ran a bikini and windjammer for the past several weeks, and through several storms. I'd get a windjammer if you plan on going on the highway with it, because it keeps the cab pretty much sealed off. I did the same as you, parked it on a sloped driveway at night, and even through a tarp over the doors and truck and never had an issue with water in the cab. The only thing is when it sits while it's raining the water will puddle up on the bikini top and then drain off(onto you) as your turning corners.
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I run mine bikini only April through october. I've done this for years with no issues.
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Make sure you pull your drain plugs and maybe even drill some hole in the floor boards where the water sits. I have my interior lined and drilled additional holes. I run a bikini and bed cover in the summer.

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You should be more worried about the "c-channel" under the tub. Make sure the drains on those are clear. The body mount bolts go into captive nuts in there. When they rust out and spin it sucks.
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Here is what I found does a great job. This is the view out of my tent flap while it was raining HARD. My YJ shed 90% of the water and I was happy!

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I think it was like $60 at Rugged Ridge...
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I have one of those except it covers to the tub. This was taken during our flood earlier this year. Had a good bit of water in the floor this time but the cover keeps out 95% of the rain during a normal rainfall.
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I have one of those except it covers to the tub. This was taken during our flood earlier this year. Had a good bit of water in the floor this time but the cover keeps out 95% of the rain during a normal rainfall.
that's nice looking but it's never as nice as the pic when your buying, like comparing a Big Mac ad to the actual thing, I still would like one though, the top that it is, not nasty McDonald's

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