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Bestop® 53819-15 Halftop™ for 97-02 Jeep Wrangler TJ w/ Factory Hardtop

Catalog #: 11158.215
Bestop® Part #: 53819-15
This top incorporates the best features of the popular Bikini, Windjammer, and Duster styles to make a completely sealed cockpit. It completely protects the cabin from exposure to the elements. Features the industry-leading fold-back sunroof for instant open-air driving. Rear window easily zips down for ventilation while the built-in permanent mesh screen keeps out debris. Made of mildew- and stain-resistant, premium-quality 18 oz. stretch-and-set fabric. Factory-matched colors. Industrial thread ensures a durable soft top construction. The patented Bestop Belt-Rail™ attachment system assures fast & easy installation. Exclusive, easy-open tailgate design allows access to tailgate without detaching rear deck of the Halftop. Hardware is galvanized & powder-coated for durability.
  • Combines the best features of the popular Bikini, Windjammer and Duster accessories, sealing entire cockpit from exposure to the elements.
  • Convenient fold-back sunroof for open-air driving enjoyment.
  • Zip out rear window, built in mesh screen for maximum ventilation.
  • For appearance and durability, the premium fabric maintains shape in any temperature.
  • Fabric is mildew-resistant, contains UV inhibitors and is offered in factory original colors.
  • Patented Belt-Rail™ attachment system allows fast, easy installation.
  • Hardware on select applications is treated & powder-coated for rust resistance for long life.
  • Tailgate bar allows tailgate to open without opening rear window for trouble-free access.
  • Industrial strength thread ensures durable soft top construction.
  • Kit includes soft top and hardware.
  • Fits with a variety of Bestop door kits; sold separately.
  • One-year limited warranty.

To keep your Bestop® Halftop™ clean and protected, we suggest using Bestop® Fabric Care for unsurpassed appearance and long life.

Installation Notes
Installation Difficulty:
Level 3Advanced

Tools Needed:
Drill Motor
1/8" Drill Bit
Center Punch
Safety Glasses
Phillips Screwdriver
Silicone Sealer

Installation Time: 2-3 hours
Parts Included

Halftop Fabric
Windshield Header
29 ½" "Z" Channel
Four Knobs
Left Door Surround
Right Door Surround
Two Rear Door Surround Brackets
Two Front Door Surround Brackets
Tailgate Bar
J-Clip Strap
Left Tailgate Retainer Mount
Right Tailgate Retainer Mount
Eight #8 x ½" Pan Head Washer Screws
Five #8 x 1" Pan Head Screws
Eight #10 Phillips Head Self Tapping Screw
Eight #10 Star Washer

5 Year Limited Warranty
  • Color: Black
  • Jeep Wrangler (TJ)

  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 2001 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ)
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