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Old 03-24-2011, 10:50 PM
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Todays project! custom lift glass replacement!

So I bought my wrangler without any back glass in the hard top lift gate.. Well everyone wanted an arm and a leg to replace it.. I try to work on a budget so i got a piece of plexiglass and cut it to fit, drilled the appropriate holes and lined the edges with a piece of cut down the center rubber/vinyl piping. I also added my own special touch.

Its not the prettiest as i messed up but damnit it's a jeep!

Also apologies for the crappy picture, i just finished putting the last coat of clearcoat on it and snapped this photo, also its late here so its a bit dark but you'll get the idea:



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Looks cool. Very nice.

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Old 03-24-2011, 11:34 PM   #3
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I have a cj hard top on my yj. The rear hatch is rusted pretty bad along the bottom, so I was thinking of trying this, but making the whole thing plexiglass with a fabricated frame for the lift cylinders to attach to.
Yours looks really nice!!
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Thanks! There are some considerations to keep in mind, definitely how you cut it will be a huge factor. I used a jigsaw, and it was a cheapy wallyworld jigsaw and it wasn't variable speed... Found out fast that if i ran it at full speed it would cut then heat up and melt the plexiglass back together.. not good. I ended up tapping and playing the trigger so it would run slowly and spraying on WD40 for lubricant, and it worked. The saw walked off to the side a few times and caused some crappy edges (wavy). Also had 2 stress fractures and a small triangle chip out, you cant see it because of the angle though. I took some piping and cut it straight down the middle (just one half of it, not both) So basically it ended up "C" shaped. Bolted down to one end, stretched it around and bolted it down to the other end.
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Thanks! There are some considerations to keep in mind, definitely how you cut it will be a huge factor. I used a jigsaw, and it was a cheapy wallyworld jigsaw and it wasn't variable speed... Found out fast that if i ran it at full speed it would cut then heat up and melt the plexiglass back together.. not good. I ended up tapping and playing the trigger so it would run slowly and spraying on WD40 for lubricant, and it worked. The saw walked off to the side a few times and caused some crappy edges (wavy). Also had 2 stress fractures and a small triangle chip out, you cant see it because of the angle though. I took some piping and cut it straight down the middle (just one half of it, not both) So basically it ended up "C" shaped. Bolted down to one end, stretched it around and bolted it down to the other end.
I'm thinking I should fabricate a frame for mine that will cover the edges of the plexiglas so any roughness or bad cuts would be covered. The frame on my current hatch is in pretty bad shape and needs replaced anyway : (
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Probably a good idea post pics if you do make one
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I like the hell out of it....... and applaud your ingenuity.
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LOL! Thanks
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You have made me plan a simple project for my rear window now...... use a stencil and the and put that only in a yj logo on it. What kind of paint did you use?
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Its VHT Niteshade

I laid out painters tape across a 2ft by 2ft square (i'm guessing there) then printed out the logo i wanted, placed it over my tape, taped it down and began cutting with an exacto knife
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I don't mean to copy but it is pretty awesome I like to show off that I am in a yj.... kinda like saying yeah I'm the blacksheep MMMMMAAAAAAANNNNNN, round headlights are trying to suppress us MMMMMMAAAAANNNNN, haha just proud to be a little off from the rest of the jeep family.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:59 AM
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I don't mind a bit! I think it would be cool to know if someone else out there had it too. Plus its nice when someone likes your idea so much they want to do it too Hell i'll even give you the link to the logo i used

http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1130...54384949WbTvKH

In MS Paint, if you go to Print -> Page Setup, tell it to fit to 2 by 2 pages, this way you'll have the image on 4 sheets of paper, just trim the paper and tape it together to make 1 big piece.. You'll have to add the inner windshield line (thats what I did) it changes up the logo a little but i would've had a light (non shaded) "windshield" and YJ would've been shaded in.
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Right on thank you I like that logo I kinda made one a while back during halloween.... if I get time I will do it this weekend if not then I will have to wait a couple weeks to do it. Thanks again
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Np, lemme know how it turns out
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No worries I will post up again when its done with a pic
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Heres a pic with light!


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