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OK, what am I missing on my hardtop?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by 72CJ5er, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Nov 6, 2005
    72CJ5er

    72CJ5er Renegade Member

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    I tried to get the Meyer on today, its there but real crooked. I cant seem to get the windshield to match up, does the top rest on the wind channel or does it go over it?

    Also I dont have the hinge for the door upper hing as I am gonna use my half doors and no windows, from most pics it looks like the side of the windshield is bigger on the hardtop mounted ones, is there another piece to go on the outside egde of the winshiled and do I have to have it if I am not using the full doors?


    The thing is major heavy but I managed it myself to get it on this far. Mainly I am putting the metal top on to keep the inside from filling up with snow as I dont think I'll be driving it this winter due to gas prices here.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2005
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    I'm certainly no expert, but in your avatar photo it looks to me like your windshield is slanted back a couple degrees more than most others. Maybe your w/s frame is a little out of adjustment? Maybe it's just my imagination too, or the camera angle.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2005
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member

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    remember to undo your old down clamps. and also make sure you have a cowl gasket in good shape. It might be a combination of windshield ****ed back to far, possibly the windshield frame is bent, or hard top bent a little bit. It isnt going to hurt anything to let the windshield sit up right more with the hard top, it will not hurt anything. I used my soft doors on my hard top when i had it, I used the original soft door hinges, but had to get some aluminum angle iron and volted it to the hard top so the door sealed propery since it is a touch too small for the opening.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2005
    72CJ5er

    72CJ5er Renegade Member

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    My avatar was taken with the windshield I decided against. it now has the original intermediate with the wiper motor outside and windshield pretty much straight up. I didnt want to have to modify everything just ot get that newer windshield to work.


    Mainly the problem I am having is knowing for sure how to get it mounted upo to the windshield. There are no holes ever drilled into it and I dont know if there are supposed to be, or if I am missing something that would be mounted along the top of the windshield to hold the top in place
     
  5. Nov 7, 2005
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member

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    I had to kinds of tops. The original top i had was a fiberglass top and metal sides, it had an overhang above the windshield frame. With this top i had a plate that botled to the top and to the frame.

    For my other top the front portion bolted to the windshield frame directly. The top would be on the outside of the frame.

    I am not sure what top you have
     
  6. Nov 7, 2005
    Brad Rabideau

    Brad Rabideau more Jeeps than sense...

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    I'll try to post a pic this evening of my Meyers. The top should come over the windshield and rest on top of that channel on the windshield frame. There should be some holes in the top along the front edge which sheet metal screws go through into the windshield frame. If the frame hasn't had a top attached, drill the holes and use self tappers, thats what I did and it worked/s pretty good.

    As for the doors, yes there is a braket that attaches to the windshield frame, but if you're not using the metal doors, you don't need them.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2005
    timgr

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    Yep.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2005
    72CJ5er

    72CJ5er Renegade Member

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    Yeah if you have any pics that would be great. I was just unsure of hole in the frame of the windshield. I got the top from the same guy I got the old 74 I used for a donor and he thought the top was on the 74 when he got it, I am guessing no cause there are no holes in the upper frame on that one either (but its full of rust holes otherwise LOL :) )

    I got it aligned and so I am thinking I will drill a couple holes on the edge to start and then work my way to the middle, its bent up in the middle and not very stable when it falls from the windshield (fell off yesterday when I was tryin to get it on there to begin with lol) so I figure nail it down on the windshield and I will have enough to hold it with one side complete, the pass side is rotted away at the bottom so I am gonna take it off and try to replace it. I think I can fab up the side with some new sheet metal and 3/4 in square aluminum tube
     

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