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Old 06-17-2015, 11:28 AM
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Soft rear window for hardtop?

I'm looking for a soft rear window, that I can use on my hardtop during summer. I'm thinking to remove the rear window, and use snaps to attach a soft window over the opening. This (unlike the hardtop rear window) would be easily removed on a hot summer day. I'm thinking my best chance is to have a vynal shop custom build one? Any suggestions?

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I'd just buy a soft top for the summer, they're easy to take off and on even if you do it just for one day.

If your that keen on having a soft rear window though I'd say your right in going into a vinyl shop. It might not work that well with snap buttons for when it rains though, sounds like it's gonna be a real project though.

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Old 06-17-2015, 06:00 PM   #3
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Great idea cheaper than a complete soft top if your budget minded.I have hard top and wanted to convert .The cost after getting all the framework then a good soft top setup you be around 500 to 700 dollars
I can see where your coming from pull off doors and unsnap back window
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I can't picture a custom made rear window being very cheap. I picture a lot of rain in the back of your jeep if you decide to go through with this but I could be completely wrong
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Dont know where you're at, but down here in southeast Va bet I could get a boat canvas shop to make one - the snaps for prob $50. Or less. Then pound on the snaps n screw the other side on the jeep at home. Go hit up the bulletin board at your local marina or boat supply for a co to sew it up.
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Keep in mind, that running a hard or soft top with the rear open will draw carbon monoxide into the cabin. The soft top can remove the side windows to keep the airflow fresh. The hard top, though, even with the doors removed, can still choke you out in the right conditions. Be careful.
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Sell the hard top and get a brand new quality soft top with element doors and soft uppers. You couldn't give me a hard top. With a soft top and element doors and uppers you can roll topless and doorless but have them with you in case the rain rolls in.
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You couldn't give me a hard top.
yup, that was the first thing I did when I got mine was sell that useless bulky thing and it paid for my family n I to go on a nice camping trip and replace all the fluids and brakes on my yj, hell I even had enough to buy a safari top... But I did already have the soft top.
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Keep in mind, that running a hard or soft top with the rear open will draw carbon monoxide into the cabin. The soft top can remove the side windows to keep the airflow fresh. The hard top, though, even with the doors removed, can still choke you out in the right conditions. Be careful.
What he said X2.

Ride around with the back window up and you will see what he is talking about.

I have a hard top and it comes off in the summer due to the need of fresh air. Taking the doors off and lifting the rear window will cause the exhaust to enter from the rear and gas you right out. Even more so without the rear window "up" to deflect some of the wind.

I even get some exhaust fumes with just the bikini top on in the summer, if you are crawling slow enough.

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