I drive my '21 2 door with only the Freedom panels constantly. Yes, only 3 of the latches are used. Yes, it is rock solid and I've never had an issue at any speed. Yes, this thread was resurrected after 2 years of being dormant.
Drive my new Willys 125 miles (round trip) 5 days a week into Houston. Its a manual trans 2 door and always look forward to the drive! Its a hard top, with the half doors mounted most of the time. I had a convertible sports car before, and the Willys is more comfortable, and quieter.
New to Jeep family soon. Ordered a Sarge Green Willys 2 door manual. Dealer didn't mention transmission recall, so hopefully will be sorted out before it arrives at the dealer. they said 6-8 weeks, but taking that with a grain of salt. Here's a picture off the web site after I chose my options.