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I want to put a CJ8 Scrambler halftop on my CJ7. I have a full hardtop but I still want to do it mostly
because I think it would look cool, but my justification was that it would be easier to heat the smaller
space.

I bought a hard halftop and the divider panel some years ago and have not put them on yet. Since then
I changed to the GM truck heater blower motor and bought a Steel Horse wind breaker, so my
justification for heat is long gone. Good thing I bought the top when I had justification because I still
want to do it. I'll be using the divider plate to make a fiberglass copy since the tub is fiberglass and I will
have to fabricate a new roll bar, I'm thinking of $tainless $teel here. I hate rust /wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif !

I would also like to have a soft halftop, are they still available? I haven't seen any advertised in years.
Are any made with the square upper rear door corners like the Wrangler? Are there any upper soft doors
made with the round upper rear corners that will fit Wrangler doors? I bought some fiberglass half doors
and modified them to take the Wrangler upper half doors, I'd still like to use them with the soft half top.
I'd also prefer to use the Wrangler upper half doors because I have the sliding glass type windows. Am I
just going to have to get a custom soft half top built or what?
 

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Four Wheel Drive Hardware has them. Made by Bestop.
And yes, it is easier to heat a half cab than the whole thing!

Keep on Jeepin'
Scott
 

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I didn't see them listed on their website, so I ordered the catalog. Thanks

 
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I have the Bestop half cab soft top on my CJ8. I also have the Wrangler half doors and half door tops. Everything fits as good as can be expected. I did have to fabricate some filler for a gap between the windshield frame and the upper door.

You can buy the Bestop tops from many vendors. I bought mine from Quadratech because they had the best price with shipping at that time.

There is a new version of this top out that I would consider. It does not use snaps to connect to the body. It uses a strip that snaps under a molding. The molding is attached to the body. I think it is the same concept as the Wrangler soft upper door attaching to the lower door.

Good luck! Ken

 
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