View Full Version : experience with aftermarket hard tops on Jeep Wrangler

03-08-2021, 09:16 AM
Back story I have opportunity to pick up a relatively late model (2018 I think ) with roughly 35k miles on it at a price I think is quite reasonable. It was a guys toy, always kept in pole shed. I like everything about it except it's a soft top. He says aftermarket hard tops are plentiful, and quick google search tends to make me agree.

My question, Is there anything I need to know about aftermarket hard tops? I assume getting the absolute correct year and trim level is critical.
Also this is the short jeep not the big 4 door.

Thanks gents

03-08-2021, 12:09 PM
Call a few wrecker shops in your area that do pick 'n pull, if you're willing to give it some time. Find 2-3 bigger yards and ask around as to who else you should call. I've successfully gotten color matched BMW hood, a Z300 door and Subaru passenger seat this way for ~30% of what new from the parts department would have run me. Also consider posting up on a local jeep forum if you want to go 100% hard top, you may find someone who wants to swap.


07-02-2021, 06:46 PM
This thread is a little old, but a buddy has a 90's vintage Jeep and we drove up almost to Chicago on Monday to buy a used hardtop for $650 dollars. There are deals out there...perfect fit and looks new.

Gunstore Commando
07-08-2021, 11:32 PM
How big a deal is it to swap one of these in (or out)? Would it be practical to switch hard to top, and back, on, say, an annual or semi-annual basis?

07-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Easy answer is a come along https://www.harborfreight.com/2-ton-cable-winch-puller-61964.html u bolted to a ceiling beam with a tow strap to secure the top...drive in and out from under it, super easy. Otherwise, you and a buddy will have to hoss it on and off, but that is not really much of a chore either.