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Maybe you could share that article with us.
What's missing and what am I looking for?
I know the photos may be hard to read, basically I think I'm missing a seat track? I have a seat, and I have the tree mounts. I think there must be a way to adjust forward and backward.
Currently the seat is laid in place, not bolted down.
Yes, the driver's seat should have a slider. I like the Bestop style better than the oem style: https://www.amazon.com/Bestop-51255-01-Single-1976-1995-Wrangler/dp/B0002SA244
About the same price as vents too. Do the windows rattle with age.The best bang for your buck here would be a sliding rear window for your half cab: https://gr8tops.com/shop/jeepmodels/scrambler-cj-8/cj-8-half-hardtop-replacement-slider-window
When I first got my Scrambler, I figured I'd take the top off every summer and run a bikini top. Then I installed a sliding rear window, gave away the bikini top, and I haven't driven with the top off in six years!
... and a lot less work!About the same price as vents too...
Mine are still tight. I suppose the fuzzy tracks will wear out eventually, but it'll take a while.Do the windows rattle with age?
It's not too bad. Mine is painted dark brown, so it probably soaks in a little more heat than white or tan would, but it's nowhere near as hot as a metal top would be.I'm concerned plastic top will generate heat, do they?
I'm not sure a headliner would make much difference heat-wise. I don't think I've ever seen one in a fiberglass CJ top. It might help with road noise though, and that alone could make it worthwhile!I was thinking of adhering some sort of heat insulator of inside of top, if I could do it professionally looking.
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. No mine is base and would not workI'm pretty partial to vent windows in addition to the side and white square.
In Santa Fe with a white roof (aka New Mexico Air Conditioning) and vent windows i never turned my air con on.
Vents can also be easily installed if you can find them BUT if your rig is not a factory vent window rig you may not have the vent window dash. You'll need this type of dash to be able to open your vents and i can't see whether yours is or not.
I remembered there was a seat in the bed when I purchased. Found it, and has track.
Orginal seat perhaps. Well the seat inside cab has two broken off rear attaching bolts. Going to try and "shade tree" with screws.
The old seat... no value? Ok to discard? Photo attached.
Yes it only has one bolt stuck, broke off at head and could be worked out.If the old frame is good, someone will want it. Look at it closely before throwing it away.
Actually, if the old seat frame is better than the one inside the cab, maybe you can put the newer seat covers on the old frame and padding.