1977 hardtop on 1965 FJ40

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  1. CrznDawg

    CrznDawg

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    HardTop is not fitting correctly. If fits all the way around except the front upper section of the windshield frame. On the outside there is about a 3/4 inch gap between the top where it bolts to the windshield frame.

    Is this because the frame is not as wide as the newer style frames? Do I need to get an older style frame from a 74 and earlier to accomplish this? Would this just require me getting the front section of the earler top that bolts to the windshield frame. I like the wing windows and all and would love to keep the top. Let me know.

    Thanks,
     
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    zebrabeefj40

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    Did you notch the top for the top mount wipers of the old school windshield? That might hold the top off the top of the frame.

    HTH,
    Nick Jennings
     
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    Hardtop fits correctly on the top of the widnshield. I notched the top for the wipers. But it does press snugly to the top where the bolts come in.
    I will see if I can make something work.
     
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    I fit a 1980 hardtop to a 1964 FJ40 for a customer many years ago, so I know it is doable. I don't remember what all was involved, but I am pretty sure some grinding was involved. It MIGHT have been part of the standing seam on the top of the windshield frame.
     
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