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Old 10-20-2007, 12:26 PM
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Soft top on a FSJ

I have always wanted a soft rear on a Full size "SUV" I have the opportunity to pick up a 79 W/T Cherokee for cheap and was wondering if anybody else has chopped the rear and put on a softtop like you can get for ramcharger/trailduster's? Would building a full roll cage work for the bow structure or would you have to build that seperate. Also this is a summer only rig, so It would have to be super tight, it would be off/ sides rolled up more often than not.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:36 PM
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I've done it, wasn't pretty though. Will the hard-top top need to be removable or are you going to ditch it entirely? Either way there will be a gap in between the metal of the outer body metal and the inside body metal as well as where the rear pillars mount.

You could get a roll cage and stretch the top real tight over it. I cut my roof right at the first crease rearward of the windshield and using a TJ bikini top would have had coverage over the doors too had the body not been so thrashed and tweaked. My roll cage was also a bit too short to have the 'top' nice and level. Pretty, no, functional, yes.

Do a Google search for David Allen Racing, he's got a sweet soft-top setup. IIRC it was custom made.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:38 PM
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The hard top would be completely removed, not need for it. Ill search for that thanks.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:49 PM
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:50 PM
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I found allens soft top, and it looks good, I would have wanted it less fast back and more like the original wagon rear, but I suppose it had to follow his cage. I wonder how much that set him back.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:52 PM
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That 4 door looks great, perfect. What I want mine to be execpt diffrent paint 2 doors and a little bigger tire.
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No need to search, it right here http://www.davidallenracing.com/
Look under Dave's toys at the bottom






The top was all custom made by a local upholstery shop that does a lot of work on hot rods and such. The material is the same that is used on stock Jeep soft tops. It ran me just over $700 to have made. It uses the roll cage as supports.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:02 PM
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How far above the top of the door, and the top of the windshield did you cut the top?
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