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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-05-2000, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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1987 YJ Question

I have an '87 YJ. I always see tops advertised for 88-95 and there are also other things that I've seen that exclude the '87 YJ. What is different on the '87 as opposed to the rest of the YJ generation. Just really curious. Thanks.

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Re: 1987 YJ Question

Not a thing is diff. in the body and very little else has any diff. Ive seen adds for 86 YJ's and 87 CJ's. Tell me what's wrong with that??? Well the 87 was the transition year and some people think that the CJ / YJ was a bastard that year. But it was a year of changes and all of the frame and body changes had been set in stone by then and the running gear or drive train has been making some transitions each year. Thats why you see adds for 88-95. They were safe that the body configuration was settled on by then.
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i hadn't noticed!
it was the first year for the yj as gpn said.
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The only changes I'm aware of are under the hood changes, and those went into effect a couple years later... I haven't come across anything body wise yet to make me believe there is a difference.

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The difference with tops is hte upper half doors connecting to the lower half. In 88-95, the upper half uses a channel like the rest of the top but with the '87 it uses snaps....also '87 side mirrors are connected to windshield while 88-95 connected to doors.

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The 88-95 half doors should fit no problem on the body of an 87 though, right??

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Re: 1987 YJ Question

So, according to that, I have an '87 with full hard doors, with mirrors on the doors and no snaps at all on the top. So if I wanted to get a replacement top for my tub, I could get one that is for 88-95?

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