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    This last weekend I got tired of getting fwaapped in the head by the bikini top so I decided to make a set of bows. a little bit of scrap and $20 for hardware and I was set.

    Felt good to produce something that most non CJ owners buy

    Here's the details...(sorry picture quality isn't better)

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/...724329.jpg?v=0

    Front mount is drilled and tapped into the windshield between the sun visor mounts

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2201/...4547ea.jpg?v=0

    Mounted the rear to the sports bar with some ubolts...and yeah I did cut the bolts down to size when I finalized it all.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/...ed5cc8.jpg?v=0

    Finished fitting. I ran one over the center of each seat giving at least 2" of clearance between the top of my head and the bow


    I'll post up some better pics tonight of the finished product.

  • #2
    Originally posted by mdwatkins View Post
    Mounted the rear to the sports bar with some ubolts...and yeah I did cut the bolts down to size when I finalized it all.
    That is the first thing I thought when I saw the pics of the u-bolts. Looks good, post up some pics when you get the top back on.

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    • #3
      you read my mind. I was just driving back from lunch getting wacked in the head with mine and was trying to think of ways to keep it from happening. I may have to give your setup a try.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mjfitz99 View Post
        you read my mind. I was just driving back from lunch getting wacked in the head with mine and was trying to think of ways to keep it from happening. I may have to give your setup a try.
        It was a piece of cake and took like an hour to put together. I don't know why there's no one out there producing them for the CJ...probably because it's not a direct bolt on and requires drilling some holes...and we all know a TJ owner can't do that (Ok that's not completely true...just mostly)
        Last edited by mdwatkins; 04-04-2008, 12:08 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mdwatkins View Post
          and we all know a TJ owner can't do that (Ok that's not completely true...just mostly)
          Lol I am so glad that does not apply to me. Well it did when I first bought my TJ I was so afraid to cut/drill into it but now its on I cut/chop drill any and everything and its so much FUN

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          • #6
            I did the same thing, but used 3/4" pvc with a 3/4"X1 1/2" Tee for the bar end, and a 3/4"X 4" Tee for the windshield. Dremel most of the 4" off. I just needed a piece to screw through.The 3/4" is a tad too long to give a bow. Hose clamps on the bar and screws in the windshield.

            Looks good.

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            • #7
              I just wish I had the same problem. Still too damn cold here to go bikini or topless! (Though I have done so in Carhartts in years past)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JCS82CJ View Post
                I just wish I had the same problem. Still too damn cold here to go bikini or topless! (Though I have done so in Carhartts in years past)

                X2! Last year the top came off on the first day of spring! Wore the Carharts alot!

                This is from today, still alot of snow on the ground!

                http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...pril5th013.jpg


                http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...pril5th008.jpg

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                • #9
                  That used to be my life...Then in Feb I moved to somewhere warm. No more snow and I have been topless ever since.

                  Here's some better pics with everything finished up.

                  http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/...a9387c.jpg?v=0

                  http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/...6c237a.jpg?v=0

                  http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/...f1cb72.jpg?v=0

                  http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/...9f8690.jpg?v=0

                  http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/...413978.jpg?v=0

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                  • #10
                    Cool idea, it looks good. But here's a thought... If you put a full cage in the front, you wont have the problem of the top sagging in the middle. Plus it's a perfect excuse to add more safety to the rig...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tom74'CJ-5 View Post
                      Cool idea, it looks good. But here's a thought... If you put a full cage in the front, you wont have the problem of the top sagging in the middle. Plus it's a perfect excuse to add more safety to the rig...
                      In the works...I'm hoping before the West Cost M&G but that might be dreaming.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mdwatkins View Post
                        Felt good to produce something that most non CJ owners buy
                        Just an FYI, TJ bikinis dont fwap fwap fwap. Maybe that's why we don't need bows. Besides, who in their right mind would buy a $100+ bow set? Nevermind, must be the "bolt-on" crowd.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by willness33 View Post
                          Just an FYI, TJ bikinis dont fwap fwap fwap. Maybe that's why we don't need bows. Besides
                          Wow...sure am glad that you pointed that out to me...but who's going to tell these guys? http://forums.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforu...light=top+prop

                          Or this poor guy? http://forums.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforu...light=top+prop

                          Or these guys? http://forums.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforu...light=top+prop

                          It seems to me that I said something along the lines of getting tired of getting hit in the head...oh that's right I did say something like that, in fact I'm pretty sure I said this
                          Originally posted by mdwatkins View Post
                          This last weekend I got tired of getting fwaapped in the head
                          Maybe that's because it was all of 1/2" above the top of my head and if your top doesn't flex that much you're full of it. So maybe it's time for you to grow a few more inches so you can see over the top of your steering wheel before coming in here just to start ****.

                          Also my jab at the TJ bolt on crowd was more at the manufactures than the owners. It seems that even though the CJ is still one of the most popular models that Jeep ever produced we seem to get swept under the carpet because rather than bolting something on we choose to produce it ourselves. But now I'm not so sure...I seem to have struck a nerve...maybe there's more truth to it than I had thought. interesting...

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                          • #14
                            well i don't care what those sissy coil spung fools have to say...they're not driving real jeeps anyway...they put some 2 inch spacers in, slap on some 33's and call themselves mister cool right before they go trash a t-case going over a curb...and don't you guys even think of coming in here and talkin' back or i'll open your window on a rainy day and soak your cloth seats, carpet, and your goofy, totally un-jeeplike car dash
                            Last edited by the Captain; 04-06-2008, 02:12 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mdwatkins View Post
                              Wow...sure am glad that you pointed that out to me...but who's going to tell these guys? http://forums.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforu...light=top+prop

                              Or this poor guy? http://forums.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforu...light=top+prop

                              Or these guys? http://forums.4wd.com/kyoung_4wdforu...light=top+prop

                              It seems to me that I said something along the lines of getting tired of getting hit in the head...oh that's right I did say something like that, in fact I'm pretty sure I said this

                              Maybe that's because it was all of 1/2" above the top of my head and if your top doesn't flex that much you're full of it. So maybe it's time for you to grow a few more inches so you can see over the top of your steering wheel before coming in here just to start ****.

                              Also my jab at the TJ bolt on crowd was more at the manufactures than the owners. It seems that even though the CJ is still one of the most popular models that Jeep ever produced we seem to get swept under the carpet because rather than bolting something on we choose to produce it ourselves. But now I'm not so sure...I seem to have struck a nerve...maybe there's more truth to it than I had thought. interesting...
                              I think my sarcasm was missed. RELAX a little. Take a look at my sig, I don't just own a TJ. Besides, If you've ever seen my TJ, you'd take note that very little is bolt on. I MAKE my mods. I've turned more wrenches than 70% of this board's members. Trust me, I don't need to grow a few more inches to see over the wheel. Again, if you'd ever met me, you'd know your statement has no merit. You need to see your doctor about some valium.

                              Now back to my comment, but with more information. Yes, CJ bikinis fwaap. I just lived with it. My TJ bikini just doesn't do it if it's tight. They attach differently and have a strap that goes from the rear, under the sportbar, and back to the windshield frame footman loop.

                              Next time I reply to any of your little parries I'll be sure to provide the appropriate emoticon so you don't get your panties in a bunch and you can enjoy the rest of your day.

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