Friday 19 June 2015

Redneck Sunrider Top

Having just a lowly stock TJ soft top, I was obviously missing out on the wonderful world that is the Sunrider. Being the enterprising redneck that I am, I broke out some copper pipe, a pipe cutter, a couple rivets, a drill and some Velcro and made my own.

I cut both forward hoops 1" in front of where the connecting bars attached. I cleaned the tubes up, and slid in a piece of copper. Followed by a quick shot with a 1/4" drill and a rivet to keep it all in place. The copper slides in both ends and helps with folding the whole top up or down. Not ideal, but it works well enough.

The Velcro is used to hold the hoops to the roll cage and prevent the top from collapsing when the front part is opened up.

That's it. Unclip the front, fold it back, and enjoy the new functionality in the sun for only a few dollars in parts and about an hour of your time.

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