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    Metal bikini top

    I was thinking about making a metal bikini top for my TJ that would be permanently mounted on the top of the roll bars. That way i could let down the top and still have shade from the sun without having to put on and take off a bikini top every time. The thought was to powder coat it black or even use line-X to seal the metal. Anyone ever done something like this before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckerjohn View Post
    I was thinking about making a metal bikini top for my TJ that would be permanently mounted on the top of the roll bars. That way i could let down the top and still have shade from the sun without having to put on and take off a bikini top every time. The thought was to powder coat it black or even use line-X to seal the metal. Anyone ever done something like this before?

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    It's done all the time. I think Genright might even make a kit. Why not get a Spidershade or the like? Great shade and less permanent. You can leave it on under the top if you want also.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    It's done all the time. I think Genright might even make a kit. Why not get a Spidershade or the like? Great shade and less permanent. You can leave it on under the top if you want also.



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    I dont want to shell out $500 for one and have a friend with a metal fab shop who can make me one. Just wanted to see if anyone had done this before and had any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckerjohn View Post
    I dont want to shell out $500 for one and have a friend with a metal fab shop who can make me one. Just wanted to see if anyone had done this before and had any advice.

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    Aren’t the spidershades only like $90?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Aren’t the spidershades only like $90?
    You can get one brand new for as little as $60. My 2 door Jkini was $60 brand new but found one basically new on Facebook for $30. The ones that cover that back seat as well are $90
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    KOH racers and rock crawlers use aluminum all the time for roofs. Wouldn’t be hard to fab one up.

    But Spiderwebshades do work well and you can’t beat the price.
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    Metal bikini top

    Would be easy enough to fab. Could even get fancy with it, pickup an extra header bar and build it into that for an easy attach and removal. A few racing style speed clips (like motorcycle style 1/2 turn fasteners) to the roll bar and you’re good to go. Not sure about finish though what would be best to reflect heat. I wouldn’t want bare aluminum above me just for reflections/ blinding reasons.

    I also run a sunshade all summer under the soft top, it does a pretty good job but if you’re looking for complete coverage it isn’t the answer. Would be easy to make a fabric cover instead of mesh like the sub shades in the same attaching method


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