ilmostro

Well-Known Member
First Name
Angus
Joined
Jul 28, 2020
Threads
10
Messages
142
Reaction score
293
Location
Charlotte NC
Vehicle(s)
'21 JTR

ShadowsPapa

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bill
Joined
Oct 12, 2019
Threads
110
Messages
16,294
Reaction score
17,851
Location
Runnells, Iowa
Vehicle(s)
'20 JTO, '21 WK2, '82 SX4, '73 P. Cardin Javelin
Occupation
Retired auto mechanic, frmr gov't ntwrk security admin
Vehicle Showcase
3
If you never use the truck bed for anything, or don't want to lift just the rear part of the cover to access something in the bed (which you'd never be doing anyway as the top would take up the bulk of the bed)
Cool, but makes it less usable as a real truck.
 

ecidiego

Well-Known Member
First Name
Chris
Joined
Nov 3, 2021
Threads
28
Messages
1,117
Reaction score
1,765
Location
San Diego
Vehicle(s)
2021 Gladiator Mojave
Occupation
IT
If you never use the truck bed for anything, or don't want to lift just the rear part of the cover to access something in the bed (which you'd never be doing anyway as the top would take up the bulk of the bed)
Cool, but makes it less usable as a real truck.
I think the point is to be able to "convert" at will.

There have been times I have been in Anza Borrego desert camping, 75 miles from home and I'd love to take the top off but don't want to leave it on the ground in the sand. I also don't want to drive out there with it off. This makes the truck a convertible at will with no pre-planning.
 

NachoRuby

Well-Known Member
First Name
Chad
Joined
Apr 28, 2021
Threads
21
Messages
2,048
Reaction score
2,866
Location
Pennsylvania
Vehicle(s)
'21 Gladiator 6MT, '16 JK 6MT, 73 VW Bug
If you never use the truck bed for anything, or don't want to lift just the rear part of the cover to access something in the bed (which you'd never be doing anyway as the top would take up the bulk of the bed)
Cool, but makes it less usable as a real truck.
If you need to use it as a real truck, you could still either keep the roof on, or store it somewhere else, same as now.
 

ShadowsPapa

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bill
Joined
Oct 12, 2019
Threads
110
Messages
16,294
Reaction score
17,851
Location
Runnells, Iowa
Vehicle(s)
'20 JTO, '21 WK2, '82 SX4, '73 P. Cardin Javelin
Occupation
Retired auto mechanic, frmr gov't ntwrk security admin
Vehicle Showcase
3
I think the point is to be able to "convert" at will.

There have been times I have been in Anza Borrego desert camping, 75 miles from home and I'd love to take the top off but don't want to leave it on the ground in the sand. I also don't want to drive out there with it off. This makes the truck a convertible at will with no pre-planning.
Makes sense.
That works, but I generally travel with stuff in the back of the truck. The only exception may be if we drive to FL this summer. But I have to use a lift to get the top off mine so it won't help me any. I can see those who pull a small camper, do some overlanding and such, it would be a good thing.

And like most accessories, it's going to fit some quite well, others not so much.

Where I live - you ALWAYS want the roof panels with you! Never leave the panels at home. Clear skies, chances of rain about 0% - hahahaha, yea, right. Keep the panels with you unless you can swim while driving. More than once I was thankful the panels were in the truck and the roof rear was on. I don't think the floor drains would have let the water out fast enough and the winds would have sucked the breath right out of you.
 

asdgs

Well-Known Member
First Name
why
Joined
Jan 27, 2022
Threads
10
Messages
126
Reaction score
150
Location
NV
Vehicle(s)
2021 JTSD
i saw this and thought it would have been a good idea from inception. realisitally it makes no sense after the fact. in order to protect bed you have to unprotect cab lol most of us already have a system for the bed in place.
 

bleda2002

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 11, 2021
Threads
13
Messages
907
Reaction score
1,192
Location
34655
Vehicle(s)
2021 JTR Firecracker Red
i saw this and thought it would have been a good idea from inception. realisitally it makes no sense after the fact. in order to protect bed you have to unprotect cab lol most of us already have a system for the bed in place.
No, there is a hard tonneau that the top clips to (32 in the picture), when the top is on the tonneau is still covering the bed, at least thats what it looks like in the drawings.
 

Free2roam

Well-Known Member
First Name
Robert
Joined
Mar 1, 2021
Threads
21
Messages
1,996
Reaction score
3,269
Location
89521
Vehicle(s)
Gladiator
Occupation
Fabricator by trade/ Maintenance Mechanic
I think the point is to be able to "convert" at will.

There have been times I have been in Anza Borrego desert camping, 75 miles from home and I'd love to take the top off but don't want to leave it on the ground in the sand. I also don't want to drive out there with it off. This makes the truck a convertible at will with no pre-planning.
Wasn't that called a Chevy avalanche?
Didn't last to long!
 

Rahkmalla

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jim
Joined
Oct 20, 2021
Threads
12
Messages
419
Reaction score
830
Location
NJ
Vehicle(s)
Willys JT
Wasn't that called a Chevy avalanche?
Didn't last to long!
Have you seen the new electric silverado? I think the avalanche is back.

Also, while we obviously all think our truck is pretty, most of the world considers it an abomination. People in gladiator houses shouldn't really be throwing stones at avalanches until we've got a little more than 3 model years under our belt. Avalanche was around from 2002 to 2013
 

 
Top