The GR8TOPS lower closeout panel that is normally packaged with the half hardtop kit is available for purchase separately. This bulkhead can be installed and used in conjunction with a half soft top, or just a bikini top to keep the rain out and loose items from sliding up into the cab area. The panel is made from fiberglass and conforms specifically to the wheel well contours of the 4 door Jeep Wrangler JKU 2007-2018 Models.
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The bulkhead is available in standard black texture gelcoat or just plain sanded primer finish. We recommended the bare sanded finish if you are planning on spraying the bed of the jeep with bedliner or if you are planning on painting the bulkhead with matching automotive paint to match the color of your jeep.
The bulkhead is also available with optional integrated speaker pods or a single subwoofer mount.. These are enclosures built into the bulkhead that allow you to transfer your overhead sound bar speakers or upgrade to larger size speakers into these enclosures. The depth of the pod easily allows mounting almost all 6″ x 9″ speakers and some 8-10″ subwoofers that have a fairly shallow magnet to them. The surface of the pods come blank for you to make your own size cutouts. Some customers opt to use them as storage boxes for tow straps, tools, or jumper cables. This feature is optional and priced at $150 in addition to the bulkhead price. The single center subwoofer mount is deep enough to mount the earlier round factory subwoofer or even the later oval shaped subwoofer that is located in the rear floor. If you have the factory subwoofer you can get the dual pod option and mount the sub on one pod and make a storage cutout on the 2nd enclosure. DO NOT forget about the speakers as they will either be left outside the cab in the conversion or you simple will unplug them and not use them. These optional mounts allow you to provide a quick cost effective way to transfer all your speakers inside the weatherproof cab. All factory wiring and plugs can be reused you just need to relocate and reroute the wiring harness to accommodate the new location.
This product in the shopping cart is ONLY for the bulkhead if you want to purchase it without the hardtop.
The lower bulkhead panel (shown above) should be installed using weatherstrip tape or a urethane based sealant to seal against the elements. Installation requires drilling four to six 3/8” holes in the floor and wheel wells 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 after installation by applying a spray in bedliner such as the Rhino Pro Liner that GR8TOPS uses during installs.
This item is shipped via FedEx Ground. Orders may be picked up at our location but will incur the local 7% South Carolina Sales tax. Orders shipped to a South Carolina address will also incur a 7% sales tax. Approximate shipping ranges from $15-$40 depending on your location
Standard orders of black bulkheads and sanded primer bulkheads normally ship within 2-4 business days.
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 bulkhead. 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.