How can they take away the folding windshield and still call it a jeep? Someone needs to obtain the rights to AMC(if for only the name)and take jeep back to its roots. IMO
Agree 100%. Move on people. If you want a 1947 Jeep get one. If you want a 2015 and think it is going to be anything like an old one....get a clue! Even on a 25 year old YJ, to fold the windshield is a PITADoes anybody really fold their windshield anymore? It was a quick procedure on the original Willys and some of the CJ's, but does it really make sense anymore?
-Original Willys had a top speed of what, 45, 50? Anybody want to run a JK at highway speeds with the window folded? (I know, it's more of an off-road thing, just making a point)
-The window fold procedure on today's jeeps is sufficiently complicated that you probably wouldn't want to to it very often....not as easy as dropping the soft top. It involves tools and removing those roll bar extensions, not to mention whatever you have to do with the windshield wipers.
-Once you do get the windshield down, it really just looks stupid...too clunky and bulky, not like those thin flat windshields on the originals that actually rested flat on the hood.
-Even if I could get past the thick bulky windshield perched awkwardly on the hood, now you still have roll bars in the back (unless you remove them too) still sticking up above it all, and that looks stupid also....not the compact low-profile look of the original.
I'm just not sure there's enough reason to keep the folding windshield design. Besides, someone will come out with a kit for that.
:appl::appl:Agree 100%. Move on people. If you want a 1947 Jeep get one. If you want a 2015 and think it is going to be anything like an old one....get a clue! Even on a 25 year old YJ, to fold the windshield is a PITA