Any idea if the rear slider window kit will be available for the 07-11 Unlimited hardtop?
I don't know, that's up to the company. If they ask me to do the engineering on kits for the early model JKUs or JKs I'll do it and it won't take long. BTW the breaks are at 07-10 and 11-present. The 11-present JKU kit has been one the market for a while; the 11-present JK kit became available a month or so ago.Any idea if the rear slider window kit will be available for the 07-11 Unlimited hardtop?
The photos I've seen of the interior of the JL hardtop so far don't seem to have any provision for attaching roll-up soft sides, so maybe it is something I'll have to design. I'll bet it could be a popular aftermarket accessory, roll-up soft sides are very easy to store in the Jeep, the factory hard panels probably wouldn't be all that easy to store if you take them off on the trail somewhere.It'll probably have one of those plastic-folding window surrounds like the JK soft top has.
I'm sure you could design something better.
This is probably the wrong thread to post that question - this thread is about JK hardtops, not LJ hoods. You might get more response if you start a separate thread that LJ/TJ people would notice.Jeff,
I believe I have seen this answer somewhere in this thread or maybe others, but I was wondering about hood latch replacements for 2004-2006 Wrangler Unlimited? Does anyone have experience with good solutions...whether simple latch or locking latch mechanisms? Thanks!!
Here is one in FL right now also. No glass but cheap. https://lakeland.craigslist.org/pts/d/jk-hard-top-250-firm/6413178120.htmlI find deals for damaged hardtops all the time on Craigslist. Here's a listing for two late model JKU hardtops: https://cleveland.craigslist.org/pts/d/damaged-jeep-wrangler/6343259285.html. Both are damaged, but the damage is repairable, especially if you bought them to convert to modular parts since you'd be doing fiberglass work for that process anyway. Both tops seem to have the side windows, although on one the glass is dark tint and on the other it's lighter. They want $200 each, could probably get both together for less than $400 and then you'd have extra parts for doing things like cargo hatches in one of the pairs of side panels, skylights in one of the roof panels, etc. Good material for a project.
Since windows are easy, sliders cost about the same as factory replacement glass and are more functional.Here is one in FL right now also. No glass but cheap. https://lakeland.craigslist.org/pts/d/jk-hard-top-250-firm/6413178120.html
See the sliders would be awesome on the side and if you could somehow incorporate a rear window like on a soft top so you could just roll it up or take it off all together perfect. The rear glass is the only thing I do not like about the hard tops. And yes a barn door would be perfectSince windows are easy, sliders cost about the same as factory replacement glass and are more functional.
Rear liftgate glass is a bit harder to find, but not impossible, I bought one a while back for about $150.
There's hardly a time when there isn't a damaged hardtop within about 3-4 hours drive or less from me, and $200 or so seems to be a common price.
Can't argue with that, the barn door is probably the single most useful enhancement I've made to both my JKU and my LJ.See the sliders would be awesome on the side and if you could somehow incorporate a rear window like on a soft top so you could just roll it up or take it off all together perfect. The rear glass is the only thing I do not like about the hard tops. And yes a barn door would be perfect
No, I haven't had a reason to make a soft barn door for the late model factory hardtop yet, but I have made hard barn doors for both models. A wide soft barn door for the late model hardtop would be constructed just like the one I made for the early model, and would attach to the same hardware on the tailgate.Hi Jeff,
did you ever make one with the wings for the wider top glass on the 2012 -2017?