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Tom Jk to Jl

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and just ordered my 2019 JLU sport s soft top.

My question is, does anyone know of a product that would provide "corners" for when the side windows are out?

I don't mean to invoke a debate, but I personally think the canopy/safari looking thing is very unattractive. In fact it was the single reason I considered NOT buying the JL!

But all of the other pros outweighed this con and I went with it.

Just curious if there's anything in the works to help those of us who don't like that corner-less look.

Or if an aftermarket company (bestop, Smitty built, quadratec, etc) might be developing a more traditional looking top?
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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and just ordered my 2019 JLU sport s soft top.

My question is, does anyone know of a product that would provide "corners" for when the side windows are out?

I don't mean to invoke a debate, but I personally think the canopy/safari looking thing is very unattractive. In fact it was the single reason I considered NOT buying the JL!

But all of the other pros outweighed this con and I went with it.

Just curious if there's anything in the works to help those of us who don't like that corner-less look.

Or if an aftermarket company (bestop, Smitty built, quadratec, etc) might be developing a more traditional looking top?
I didn't like it at first either, but then I realized it's similar to the M38A1 soft top.

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Problem solved, it is traditional! :beer:
 

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and just ordered my 2019 JLU sport s soft top.

My question is, does anyone know of a product that would provide "corners" for when the side windows are out?

I don't mean to invoke a debate, but I personally think the canopy/safari looking thing is very unattractive. In fact it was the single reason I considered NOT buying the JL!

But all of the other pros outweighed this con and I went with it.

Just curious if there's anything in the works to help those of us who don't like that corner-less look.

Or if an aftermarket company (bestop, Smitty built, quadratec, etc) might be developing a more traditional looking top?
I only know it in the Power Soft top's ability to remove the back side windows, or in a DIY hard top build for the JK https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/converting-a-factory-jk-jku-hardtop-to-modular.160775/ that in theory I'd imagine would work for the JL as well.
 

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Maybe you should look into getting a fast back top, such as a Besttop Trektop
 
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Thanks for the replies!

Ok I can agree that it looks something like the military Jeep, I guess I don't like that look either!! To me this looks very strange and unbalanced
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As for the trektop, is ' never really been a fan of the fastback type of tops because i don't really care for the 45deg angle on the back.

Oh well, from my research it seems that I'm definitely in the minority on this one.

The fugly top is all the more reason to drive with it fully down as much as possible, so that's a positive!!
 

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I didn't like it at first either, but then I realized it's similar to the M38A1 soft top.

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Problem solved, it is traditional! :beer:
Nice looking M38A1. I had one as my daily driver in college. It started what my kids refer to as my Jeep problem!! Mine was a ‘53 USMC version. I drove it for 2 years without a heater. I wish I still had it but I got tired of driving everywhere at 45 MPH!
 

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Maybe you can find the plastic corner pieces from the side windows (without the actual window/fabric) and install them when the windows are out, like a D pillar.
 
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