1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Bikini Top

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by djcj3a, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Jul 20, 2010
    djcj3a

    djcj3a Member

    Ukiah, CA
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Well, after searching this site, as well as the web, I've come to the conclusion that there is no bikini top offered for a 3a. Those of you that are running the ecj5 tops, How is the fitment? Does anyone have pics of their flatty with one installed? I'm just curious how they look before I drop the dough on a cj5 version? It's getting pretty hot out here in California, and I'm tired of my @#$ burning on the seat when I leave the jeep parked in the sun. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2010
    w3srl

    w3srl All-around swell dude Staff Member

    Port Orange, FL
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    4,216
    Im running an ECJ5 bikini top that I altered to fit. It was very easy to narrow the front edge and re-hem it. Found it on fleabayfor about 25 bux.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  3. Jul 20, 2010
    54cj3b

    54cj3b Member

    evergreen colorado
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    236
  4. Jul 20, 2010
    djcj3a

    djcj3a Member

    Ukiah, CA
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Is it true, as said in the link, that the '76 and later tops are narrower, and will fit a flatty better?
     
  5. Jul 20, 2010
    bnorth10

    bnorth10 Wicked Willys Customs

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    128
    Yes they will but still will be a little wide. I personally take old truck tonnau covers that people are selling and cut them to the length and fit that I want. I am going to make a cover right now for my trailer from a tonnau cover
     
  6. Jul 22, 2010
    jeeper50

    jeeper50 jeeps 'till I die

    Gawja
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    785
  7. Jul 22, 2010
    djcj3a

    djcj3a Member

    Ukiah, CA
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Okay,
    I purchased a bikini for the '76 and later CJ5 from Quadratec. Will be here next week. I'll post some pics once I get it installed. Thanks for all your help.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2010
    djcj3a

    djcj3a Member

    Ukiah, CA
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Well,
    I got it installed the best I could. It's not a perfect fit, but It keeps the sun off my head. This is the top for 76 and later cj5's. It's still about two inches too wide for the flatty windshield frame. As you can see in the pics, I put the snaps on the front of the frame versus the sides. This was to keep the side of the top from looking wrinkly. It's the best way I could see doing it.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  9. Jul 28, 2010
    unclebill

    unclebill Banned

    a sun blasted...
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,358
    i have a new one that is a little too narrow.
    still got the box and everything.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

    K-Town Tenn.
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,292
    looks great
    Jim
     
New Posts