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rocmoc

Update, Jeep!

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Time for an update. First I added a pic to my gallery. The pic shows the following: My Jeep is a '70 CJ5 and they never had a fiberglass top for the CJ5. But in the late 70's a company named Acme came out with an aftermarket top, a great one! They are rare in the West & Southwest but can be found in the mid-west & east (snow country for winter use). There are changes that have to happen. A late 70's - early 80's windshieldframe has to be installed and a roll bar from the same time frame. I bought a '78 parts Jeep last year and kept the parts I needed & sold the rest. THEN I was lucky enough to see a Hard Top on Craigslist in Albuquerque, NM for a crazy cheap price. Luckily I have a really great friend that lives there. I bought it from the pics and my buddy picked it up. He stored if for a couple of months until I could pic it up last week. Installed it over the weekend and man o man am I PLEASED! Just what I wanted. Have not installed the doors yet as a couple of hinges are missing. Already working on that! Also installed the new/rebuilt trans & transfer case last week, now I have an overdrive an this setup had a Warn Overdrive. Trying to get that great mileage. I am not going to even worry about how it looks until next summer as the only thing important to me now is reliablity. It is going to Mexico twice this winter. Looking Good!

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

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Looks great. Just wondering why you want a hard top when you are going where there will be lot of heat? Good progress on the Jeep though

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By NEXT summer, my little Jeep will have AC. Summer just gets too hot around here without having AC to fall back on.

UPDATE: Got the doors & rear window installed yesterday just before we were hit by a Monsoonal Thunder Storm. Would have fill her with water, another reason for the Hard Top.

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

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Lol i hear you about the ac its a great luxury to have! I thought soft top did just as good for keeping rain out but i never had jeep or any soft top for my trooper yet so i don't really know. I hope you got good seal between the body and the hard top to keep the cold in and water and heat out lol....aren't you worried about the drug war going on in Mexico with i think the short "el chapo"?

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Always funny to hear the opinion of someone that lives far away from Mexico about the drug wars. As an American I have lived the last ten years in Mexico, it is no different than the states. I was raised in Michigan, what about Detroit , I lived in So Cal for years many neighborhoods I would ever go into.

I'm just saying don't believe only the 2-3 stories you hear per year on TV. Mexico has its challenges like the USA with safety in large cities, Mexico also is not afraid to put it on Public TV either, the lay down the gruesome facts.

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