Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

Ark

Member
Could you perhaps glue or secure a couple of high strength magnets to the inside of the shell that the latches would stick to that would keep them up and out of the way?
 

Presto88

Adventurer
Nice thinking outside of the box! But the latches are stainless steel, so by themselves they wouldn't stick to a magnet. I could try to adhere something to the latch that would be attracted to the magnet, but then you run into issues with it interfering with the operation of the mechanism.

I think that I have a (crude) solution. I took a piece of thick cardboard and folded it so it will hold the latch out. I'll just keep them in the back of the Jeep - tucked up by the rollbar - and get into the routine of slipping them into the latch before I lower the top. It'll work for a while anyway, and if I find it too cumbersome then I'll go back to drawing board.

I also cut off those attach the awning (as was suggested). I think that this will work for now. Thanks, everyone!
J30Latch.jpg
 

rustypayne

Member
Sense I am a boat guy I found a quick release for a binimi top. Here is the link. there is a little puck that you bolt to the top and then I attached the quick release assembly to the ladder.

Here is a link to the part

https://greatlakesskipper.com/boat-bimini-deck-hinge-tr153688-quick-release-1-4-inch-stainless?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o2&scid=scplp1075716&sc_intid=1075716&gclid=CjwKCAjwy_XaBRAWEiwApfjKHhNOkweAFDnjzjdL4lXuTZ_3NwjChAQh2CUjhw0CbaKGqz7S7VAhhhoCpEQQAvD_BwE

I will try to get a couple close up pictures for you when I get a chance. If you look close there are 2 small silver mounts above the rear window.
I should have bought those quick releases a couple weeks ago, the link doesn't work anymore and now a search of their site doesn't pull up the part. Going to try calling them tomorrow, otherwise I'll have to see what I can figure out once the ladder is in hand this week.
 

Boat.man

Builder of Jeep stuff
I should have bought those quick releases a couple weeks ago, the link doesn't work anymore and now a search of their site doesn't pull up the part. Going to try calling them tomorrow, otherwise I'll have to see what I can figure out once the ladder is in hand this week.
Wow that sucks... I searched a bunch of suppliers for that part and they are the only oneI found.
 

MikeC1964

New member
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Bugspray

Adventurer
Heres our Ruby under the shade of an ancient cottonwood tree in UT. Shes a 2008 JKUR and we added a J30 in April. We have a bunch of other junk(fridge etc.) in the trunk if anyone is interested I can add more pics. IMG_3418.JPG
 

anonomoto

New member
Does anyone besides UtahGuido have any pictures or instructions on hoisting their tops? The pictures he posted are great, but just wanted to see if anyone else had any different methods or tricks. Are there any youtubes showing a complete removal?
 

shays4me

Adventurer
So now that these have been out for a while, does anyone on here that's had theirs for a while keep it on the Jeep full time? I would be interested in buying one if it could be a permanent addition and I could just leave it on. Sorry, I haven't followed this thread for a while as I've been JK-less for a couple years while the kids were still at home.
 

andypap

New member
So now that these have been out for a while, does anyone on here that's had theirs for a while keep it on the Jeep full time? I would be interested in buying one if it could be a permanent addition and I could just leave it on. Sorry, I haven't followed this thread for a while as I've been JK-less for a couple years while the kids were still at home.
You don’t have to take it off if you don’t want to. I plan on leaving mine on permanently. Going topless is what my LJ is for.


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Presto88

Adventurer
I keep talking about taking it off and driving the Jeep without a top, but I never do. The problem is, the time of year when I'd like to drive around without a top is also the time of year when I like to camp.

I installed it two summers ago and it hasn't left the Jeep since. It makes a nice permanent hard top. The sleeping area does a really great job of insulating the cabin of the Jeep from the hot summer sun. The ceiling in the cabin of the Jeep just never gets hot at all.
 

pdxfrogdog

Adventurer
So now that these have been out for a while, does anyone on here that's had theirs for a while keep it on the Jeep full time? I would be interested in buying one if it could be a permanent addition and I could just leave it on. Sorry, I haven't followed this thread for a while as I've been JK-less for a couple years while the kids were still at home.
I would bet most J30 owners leave it installed on their JKU full-time. I do.
 
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