Originally Posted by SteelheadJones
Sweet, I'll PM him, thanks!
I don't follow what you mean here. Keep it attached to the roof that you're cutting out? You wouldn't be able to use a jigsaw to cut the hole then right? I'm thinking the blade would penetrate too deeply and hit the headliner, no? So you'd have to use air shears or a nibbler instead. Or is there an airspace between the roof and the headliner?
I'll check the classifieds. Thanks again for all the pro tips!
Sorry I will re-phrase. Before I installed the top, I completely removed the headliner and stored it in my guest bedroom (thing is freaking huge, there is a full size double bed underneath and then some). Once the top was installed, I reinstalled the headliner.
This actually took a bit of work as I had to take off all the plastic trim fasteners, the rubber trim pieces on the doors, seat belt pensioners, A/C Vents, Dome Lights, etc. I attached a photo of my head liner removal.
If I had to do it again, I would just do what Tim did here:
Leave it in place and use a box cutter to cut the trim piece out, be mindful of the wires (there is one that runs from the driver side to the center light and then all the way down the middle to the rear dome light. Hope that helps.