GR8TOPS delivers a half hardtop for your TJ that is the best of both worlds. The quietness and security of a hardtop but with easy installation/removal possible by just one person. A GR8TOPS half hardtop makes your Wrangler unique and more versatile with a completely sealed cabin around the front seats with a functional bed for hauling anything from wet hunting dogs to custom equipment boxes to mulch.
The TJ version offers the same cool GR8TOPS styling cues and features as our other tops:
- Five raised ribs in the roof to provide an aggressive style while providing structural integrity.
- Integrated mounting location for the optional LED 3rd brake light.
- A custom-engineered bulkhead specific to the TJ
- A rear sliding window for easy access to the bed of the Jeep.
One additional great feature of these tops is that they can be turned on end can be carried through a normal sized door opening in your house, dorm, or apartment. No need to have a garage to store your hardtop!
These tops fit 97-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ’s and comes standard in black with a clear sliding glass window and include a specially designed lower fiberglass bulkhead panel that forms around the wheel wells of the bed of the Jeep.
No seat legroom is sacrificed with this halftop configuration. With the bulkhead and hardtop installed, the seats (even in 04-06 models) can be slid all the way back on the sliders. The seat can then recline between 2 and 3 ticks on the recline lever. If you normally have your seats reclined more than that you will loose some recline but no slider length.
The inside length measurement of the bed area from tailgate to divider bulkhead is 33.5″.
If the half hardtop is removed, you can still reinstall the OEM soft top or the OEM hardtop easily without any further modifications to the half hardtop or removal of the bulkhead.
This hardtop requires modification of your existing factory rollbar. The top will fit over the front section of your factory rollbar but the rear “kickers” of the rollbar must be cut off. This modification of your factory rollbar alters the integrity of your factory rollcage. We strongly recommend purchasing an aftermarket bolt in cage kit for the front part of the factory cage. These aftermarket kits either bolt in or replace the front part of the cage and are designed to go down the dash to the front floor of the Jeep. Some customers have found used TJ factory cages and cut that cage to install thereby leaving their original painted cage if they ever wanted to return to OEM setup. Additionally we recommend installing a rollcage kit in the rear of the bed of the Jeep similar to the ones shown in pictures on this site.
The top has tension adjustment latches similar to the factory hardtop and soft top on the front inside of the top. The rear ledge fastens to the bulkhead and the body rail using standard bolts and washers.
This hardtop kit consists of two pieces: the hardtop itself and the lower bulkhead panel. The lower bulkhead panel (shown above) should be installed using weatherstrip tape against the body of the Jeep and requires drilling four to six 3/8” holes in the floor and wheelwells of the Jeep to hold the bulkhead in place. The bulkhead conforms very well to the wheel wells, but additional sealant may be required to completely seal the bulkhead. Many customers permanently “seal” their bulkhead in place by installing a spray in bedliner from various different brands available on the market today.
|AVAILABLE UPGRADE OPTIONS||PRICE|
|Dark tinted slider window||$50|
|LED third brake light||$45|
|Speaker pods integrated onto bulkhead||$150|
|Rubber grommets to pass cage thru top||$20/pr|
|Color upgrades (white, grey, camo green)||$100|
This item is oversized and shipped by one of our preferred LTL truck freight carriers. Business address delivery is preferred but not required. Residential Delivery available for additional $75 charge. Customers may also pickup at nearest local LTL Carrier that we use. Orders may be picked up at our location but will incur the local 7% South Carolina Sales tax. When selecting this item in your shopping cart, you MUST select “truck freight” shipping type for the correct shipping amount to be calculated. If this is not selected, your order will be revised and emailed back to you for correct total amount approval before charge and shipment is sent.
Standard orders of black tops and bulkheads normally ship within 2-4 business days. Custom color orders or bare sanded primer finish require approximately a two week lead time. Seasonal demand may effect those lead times so please call for approximate lead times.
GR8TOPS can perform full installations and conversions in our shop in Lexington, SC. We also have our own spray on bedliner system to completely seal and protect the rear (or the full interior) of your Jeep after we install your GR8TOPS half hardtop kit. Please see our Installation page for more details and approximate pricing. Installations are by appointment only and normally can be completed in 1-2 business days depending on the options requested.