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Thread: JL JOURNAL : Jeep JL Wrangler SKY ONE-TOUCH Power Top & Side Panel Removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    The only thing I wished is that the rear glass came out as easy. As of now, there are no provisions to remove it but that is not to say that someone in the aftermarket industry won't come up with something
    Is the whole thing difficult to remove or similar to the current hardtop?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jolonghorn View Post
    I originally discounted this top but the more I look at it the more I like it. Argh. Wonder how hard it is to take off to put on a soft top?
    I was specifically told by my friend Mark, the designer of this Jeep, that while the top "could" be removed, he would NOT recommend it. If I could guess, you would have issues with the power top, it's weight or the structural integrity being that there wouldn't be much left holding it together.

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    Really like how you can remove the windows but as WJCO said I would still want a soft top over this
    The only way I could see myself going with something like this is if I could remove the rear glass as well. With it out, I would almost feel as if you were stripped down with a safari top on and if you were to open the SKY ONE-TOUCH power top, it'd be like you were almost completely topless.

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    I thought I had saw this top wasn't removable. I would look for a way to remove the rear glass, if it even meant removing the hinge bolts (if it is like the JK back glass). Then create a soft replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I was specifically told by my friend Mark, the designer of this Jeep, that while the top "could" be removed, he would NOT recommend it. If I could guess, you would have issues with the power top, it's weight or the structural integrity being that there wouldn't be much left holding it together.



    The only way I could see myself going with something like this is if I could remove the rear glass as well. With it out, I would almost feel as if you were stripped down with a safari top on and if you were to open the SKY ONE-TOUCH power top, it'd be like you were almost completely topless.
    Thatís kind of a bummer that the hard top is not fully removable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Thatís kind of a bummer that the hard top is not fully removable.


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    Iím shooting in the dark, but I bet itís because itís not easy to realign the power top portion. ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piginajeep View Post
    Iím shooting in the dark, but I bet itís because itís not easy to realign the power top portion. ??


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    If that is closed and you pull the top as one piece I would it imagine it needs to be aligned when it was put back on. Unless there are two hard top options, this and a standard hard top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Thatís kind of a bummer that the hard top is not fully removable.
    I looked and it is fully removable but Mark Allen was telling me that he wouldn't recommend it. He made sure to note how crazy expensive the top is too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piginajeep View Post
    Iím shooting in the dark, but I bet itís because itís not easy to realign the power top portion. ??
    I have a feeling this is a big part of it and the fact that it's gotta be heavy in weird places due to the motor that drives the rag top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I looked and it is fully removable but Mark Allen was telling me that he wouldn't recommend it. He made sure to note how crazy expensive the top is too.



    I have a feeling this is a big part of it and the fact that it's gotta be heavy in weird places due to the motor that drives the rag top.
    Were you able to see the motor? Is it attached to the top itself or is it in the wire loom that the window wiper would be in? Any idea?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I looked and it is fully removable but Mark Allen was telling me that he wouldn't recommend it. He made sure to note how crazy expensive the top is too.



    I have a feeling this is a big part of it and the fact that it's gotta be heavy in weird places due to the motor that drives the rag top.
    Someone will ruin a couple before they figure it out


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    Eddie, were you able to see how the top seals out the water... it looks like it sits in between the rails almost... is there a water channel between the track & the top that drains somewhere?


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