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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2007, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 86 CJ7 that hasn't had it's hard top on for about 10 years. The top is at my inlaws in Tahoe. The top has been outside un covered the whole time. The last time I looked at the top, It looked like it was in ok condition. You see, the top being outside has exposed it to snow in the winter and summer heat in the summer. So my question is this,

If I was to get the top and clean it up to but back on the jeep, would there be any chance that it's going to be warped? I'm about 10 hours away from where the top is at and I don't want to make the trip just to have it not fit.

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P.S. I know I'm living in SoCal but with a bikini top I'm starting to get cold. In fact I woke up to snow in our local Mnts. this morning

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Yes, it will still fit.

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To elaborate on Raduckal's answer, they don't warp very easily, but even if it did warp, it's flexible enough that it will still fit. Now if your Jeep is warped, like from hitting a tree, that's a different question.

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Thanks guys for your feedback. Jim you did bring up a good point. The jeep was in an accident many years ago and I was told that the frame was fine BUT two things I have noticed, When closing the right door, it rubs on the inside windshield. Also the after market front bumper is a little tweaked to the right when looking at it from the front. To me that doesn't make since if it's a bent frame. I might be looking to hard into it.

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It may not be the frame, but the tub. Be sure the mounts are good, and the tub is square. Then make sure the windshield is square to the tub. Only then can you get the doors adjusted to close properly.
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Thanks Leve.

I'll take a look at it tonight when I get home. Just a side note, The jeep is running good. I have put 1,200 miles on the rebuilt engine and just did the third and final oil change and things look great. I did notice a small oil leak and I will post pictures with a new post title as such to get some opinions. The engine is a tad rough at idle but I'm assuming it's due to the engine break in.

So I say thanks again for your help,

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That engine shouldn't run rough because it's new. IMHO, there's still some fine tuning to do to get it to purr at the right times, and roar when it's needed.
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