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Aight so heres my build... I was wanting a truck type look and be able to take the dogs with me with out having them in the jeep with me. So heres the attempt . It started with a damaged hardtop i picked up for cheap. from there we set the jig for cutting the top half. We used a router and it worked like a champ. from there we ran into our problems..... I thought the top was very symmetrical... its not exactly. But this was a minor hiccup for a do anything POP's, from there we pieced this top back together , with out sacrificing strength or looks. For the reassembly of the top i used west system epoxies. We were recommend with GFLEX 650 system, great for plastics and SMC. Pretty awesome stuff check out there site (the Kayak challenge). Didnt need to use fabrics or any other materials. From there i started on the repair of the damage corner, just using pieces of left over SMC. Then came the oh shit moment, I hope this worth it.... I cut the role bar!!!! :affraid:

So now this project isnt done yet but ive made major headway....

Things to come.

body work
Upol raptor liner the entire top
custom build the bulk head
Install the rear sliding window
customize the roll bar

Here are some photos of the process!


I hoping to have the SUT done by the end of the month but will see.
prepped top for cutting and epoxy



pops making the CUT



the assembly



 

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Good work! We had this idea after Moab last year but you did it first so you get the props. Looks as good in person as it did in the renderings.

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Got any plans to block off the lower part? I might have missed that, but I was curious as to how you plan on it if so.

Nice work, way over my ability for sure.
 

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http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12441

that looks pretty cool OP :beer:, whats your plan for the roll bar after top is done?
plan on doing a hoop on the outside connecting to the orginal roll bar parts, also gonna have a matching hoop inside trying to keep the symmetry as close and slim line as possible. Also the inside will be beefed up a bit with dual tubes in the center of the cage with 5 points in the rear. Also reason im leaving the rear stock bars were they are is so I can throw my soft top up if theres ever a prob ....

Good work! We had this idea after Moab last year but you did it first so you get the props. Looks as good in person as it did in the renderings.

Cheers,
Bond
Thanks! It really does look nice in person and its a lil hard to visualize with the sanded white area.... but I think its gonna come together nice and be very practical.....
 

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back left a Grappler and the rest X-terrains ?
haha yep.... wife needed tires so gave her the 35's and came across a great deal on the miss match set! hey but dont worry the tires went to a good cause......



Got any plans to block off the lower part? I might have missed that, but I was curious as to how you plan on it if so.

Nice work, way over my ability for sure.
Thats the bulk head that we will be building soon. Plan on making a 2 pc design the bottom can be removed for caring long objects. Also were the piece attaching to the top with the window in can be removed as well so then i could put the seats down and could load so rather large items maybe dirt bikes etc.....
 

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Very cool.
 

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This is what I have been wanting to do. Look great
Thanks , I feel ya on been wanting to do it for a while, luckily came across so damaged tops!

Cool project! Can't wait to see the roll bar and bulkhead modifications come together! :beer:
Im excited as well ill post updates soon as I get some , should make heavy progress to that this weekend!

Very cool.
Thanks :beer:
 

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I am likin it... I too am intersted to see what is being done for the lower part to close up the tub...nice job !
 

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I am likin it... I too am intersted to see what is being done for the lower part to close up the tub...nice job !
Its gonna be nice Ill tell you that ! But its gonna be awhile though! Im gonna go ahead and build a deck cover first then work on the bulkhead area!!!

awesome project. looking great so far, cant wait to see the finished product. good looking jeep btw :beer:
Thanks !!!:D I appreciate it !
 
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