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    Icon5a A dumb scrambler bulkhead question

    I'm in the process of Herculining the inside and recently removed the hard top and the bulkhead, and with this long bed behind the seats it REALLY looks empty there now. I plan on riding this summer with a bikini top most of the time. So now for the dumb question.....with a bikini top would it be best to remove the bulkhead or leave it in place to cut down on wind and rain attacking you from the rear? I'm thinking the bulkead isn't that strong without a top attached and it might try to flex/vibrate in the wind??

    any experiance or advice???? and being my age I should know better than to ask a dumb question here...but I can take the abuse!! LOL

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    Then pick up a wind jammer from a YJ and you will be set!

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    Knowing what bends and creases are in the bulkhead which add to it's strength, I think you're fine without the top on it. There's not going to be anything putting pressure on it just driving down the road.

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    Icon5a There are no stupid questions.

    I ran the bulkhead in my 81 scrambler all last summer with a bikini top. It dont hurt a thing. If it is installed right it will not vibrate or anything. Did you herculine the bulkhead? Just wondering.
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    I always pull mine out when I take the 1/2 cab off for warm weather. I run a bikini top (on the Jeep) and put a back seat in. I add a CJ windjammer, if I'm expecting really bad weather when driving.

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    bulkhead is already lined on the bed side...so i'll prolly do the inside while I'm doing the interior.

    thanks for all the advice

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    In the last 6 years, I've had the hardtop on just 1 or 2 weekends.

    The rest of the time I'm topless and doorless WITH the bulkhead installed.
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