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Old 08-05-2010, 08:25 AM   #126 (permalink)
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And here's a very rough 3-d concept, I've filled in the missing pieces to complete the top:
I understand that one of you main reasons for designing this top was that you dont like the rounded profile of the factory LJ top. I personally like it.
I personally dont like the factory rover tops and think it would look better with a more stream line roof. I think I just like the lower profile. Since your design is so modular, is there anything limiting you from making a top panel that would resemble the one below.


To further illustrate my point. I wouldn't put a bed cover like this on my truck, but I think the stream line top looks better than the second one with the upset towards the rear. I can understand functionality but aesthetics sell.

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:46 AM   #127 (permalink)
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I understand that one of you main reasons for designing this top was that you dont like the rounded profile of the factory LJ top. I personally like it.
I personally dont like the factory rover tops and think it would look better with a more stream line roof. I think I just like the lower profile. Since your design is so modular, is there anything limiting you from making a top panel that would resemble the one below.
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Because the top is modular, there would be no problem making a lower roof like you suggest.

But then you end up with a top that looks a lot like the other aftermarket tops, so I'm not sure I see the point in making it... although you would still get the modularity (ease of installation/removal and storage), the ability to run the half cab with the factory roll bars intact, and the ability to run it as a hard bikini.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:05 PM   #128 (permalink)
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Read your whole build thread... love it. What's your trackwidth outside of the tire to outside? Love the way it sits.
Thanks! Overall width is 80". Been busy getting it and my wife's Jeep ready to head to Moab in about a month.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:11 PM   #129 (permalink)
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I built these just for fun for my own Jeeps, with no plans to sell them, but...

I'm not sure if it is within the forum rules to discuss commercial products publicly, but I probably can say this - two weeks ago I delivered my mold masters for these tops to a Jeep hardtop company that wants to bring them to market. If they go ahead with the project, then you'll be able to buy one from them. Can't tell you which company at this point, they don't want to announce yet.
Seriously, that is just freakin' awesome.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:30 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Thanks! Overall width is 80". Been busy getting it and my wife's Jeep ready to head to Moab in about a month.
That's good to hear.

I don't think I caught a WMS width.. I'm aiming for an 80" track width, but will probably be running some OEM wheels with 5+" of BS to keep it tucked.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:47 AM   #131 (permalink)
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That's good to hear.

I don't think I caught a WMS width.. I'm aiming for an 80" track width, but will probably be running some OEM wheels with 5+" of BS to keep it tucked.
64", narrow as I could manage with the TJ coils. I think my wheels are 4.5" backspacing, but I'd have to look it up to be sure. They are cragar soft 8s, decided to wait on the beadlocks till later.
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Thought I'd add a couple pics of my old RubiScrambler that I built early 2005 using a prototype GR8Tops based on a 2005 Unlimited.



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Old 09-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #133 (permalink)
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should have some more content to add to this thread as my winter project progresses
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:14 PM   #134 (permalink)
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I built these just for fun for my own Jeeps, with no plans to sell them, but...

I'm not sure if it is within the forum rules to discuss commercial products publicly, but I probably can say this - two weeks ago I delivered my mold masters for these tops to a Jeep hardtop company that wants to bring them to market. If they go ahead with the project, then you'll be able to buy one from them. Can't tell you which company at this point, they don't want to announce yet.
Any updates? WOudl be cool to have a modular top for Jeep truck like conversions. The plus thing I see with your design is teh companies being able to ship these in a much nicer way than teh bulky and awkward top, plus could make storage a breeze. I always wondered why nobody offered modular hardtops for jeeps...
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Any updates? WOudl be cool to have a modular top for Jeep truck like conversions. The plus thing I see with your design is teh companies being able to ship these in a much nicer way than teh bulky and awkward top, plus could make storage a breeze. I always wondered why nobody offered modular hardtops for jeeps...
Yes, the company is working hard on their molds, they're making good progress. Here's a few photos of the mold work in progress; the molds are made at LJ full hardtop length but with movable dams inserted in the molds they can make any length top from CJ half-cab through LJ and CJ-8 full hardtops. I expect they'll be molding their first prototype top shortly.

Shipping the modular tops unassembled seems to have another benefit - according to the company, the tops qualify as "parts" rather than a finished product, which has a lower shipping rate. Don't ask me why.





My LJ full-length prototype top is just about done, here is it in primer, I'm in the process of final paint now.





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Old 10-17-2010, 09:54 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Heres my Brute I just completed. Not done. Still awaiting paint. And the aluminum UTE flatbed is shipping up next week. But, its a cab and chasis TJ right now





Heres the bed. They just finished the mods to it. I had them put a rear headache rack on it, so I could have a canvas made for it on a later date.

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Here is build thread of a Wrangler bodied trailer but this same method can be used for a Jeep truck bed.

http://usjeeps.com/showthread.php?43...-Trailer-Build









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Old 10-28-2010, 05:59 AM   #138 (permalink)
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Here is another one from this board.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:49 AM   #139 (permalink)
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:54 PM   #140 (permalink)
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Sammy,

maybe your pussy@$$ will cry a f'kin river here like you did to the forum on the CJ2APage, and threaten to leave this forum also, do us all a F'in favor, jump the F off the planet....


only prick around here is the one between your ears....


retards (like you) serve no purpose in life, but you sure are fun to watch.....

too bad you didn't have the balls to post your thoughts over on the 2A page.....

let me give you a match, so you can burn another bridge behind your @$$less backbone....

oh, and one last thing, sorry for using bold and italics

i know how much that irks you juvenile @$$....

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Old 10-28-2010, 04:49 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Class A Prick fantastic looking truck.

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I like this one, but the owner is a class A prick.
I have to agree with you on this one!
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I like this thread.

It keeps giving, and giving, and...

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I like this thread.

It keeps giving, and giving, and...

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and just so we are clear, the Jeep truck is not mine, and the comments i made regarding sammy are not of the truck's owner neither.....

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mother always tries to please and excel in whatever she does. It is good to hear from another happy customer. Now back to the truck. The truck is cherry but the owner is still a class a++++prick and sammy is right on again.
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Sammy,

maybe your pussy@$$ will cry a f'kin river here like you did to the forum on the CJ2APage, and threaten to leave this forum also, do us all a F'in favor, jump the F off the planet....


only prick around here is the one between your ears....


retards (like you) serve no purpose in life, but you sure are fun to watch.....

too bad you didn't have the balls to post your thoughts over on the 2A page.....

let me give you a match, so you can burn another bridge behind your @$$less backbone....

oh, and one last thing, sorry for using bold and italics

i know how much that irks you juvenile @$$....
Hey Low,

Again, read my response on the 2A Page.

I'm sorry to hear that you think that way of me. Assless backbone? The owner didn't even join here to call me out.

Way to start a forum war!


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See this thread for ideas.

Bobbed flatbed build-up
http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=300


That is a bad-ass little rig, right there.
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Here's a pic of my little CJ, just a plain 7 with a scrambler top but I like it. I am going to do a lot of work on it this winter I have a ton of stuff, 999 ,FI 4.0,300/213 doubler,and 1 tons awaiting my wrench.Also doing an in cab cage with master craft military seats. Should be cool when done.
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Heres my Brute I just completed. Not done. Still awaiting paint. And the aluminum UTE flatbed is shipping up next week. But, its a cab and chasis TJ right now





Heres the bed. They just finished the mods to it. I had them put a rear headache rack on it, so I could have a canvas made for it on a later date.


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Here is build thread of a Wrangler bodied trailer but this same method can be used for a Jeep truck bed.

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Turned out brilliant !
I've long dreamt of building something similar.
Bravo !
This thread is chocked full of win !!
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