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Bestop TJ / LJ (97-06) thermoplastic half doors

skrelnik

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As I am always looking to play around and improve my Jeep's audio, I came across these Bestop Thermoplastic half-doors with a built-in speaker for a TJ/LJ. Does anyone know of these as I cannot find them anywhere?

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Yeah it wouldn't surprise me if Bestop once made this for TJ then D/C'd it. I've personally never heard of these or ever seen them before for that matter. Could also be a YJ part, where's the original ad?
 
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Yeah it wouldn't surprise me if Bestop once made this for TJ then D/C'd it. I've personally never heard of these or ever seen them before for that matter. Could also be a YJ part, where's the original ad?
Craigslist ad - nothing really special in there:

Like new Bestop TJ/LJ (97-06) half doors. They have a thermoplastic exterior and accept windows and mirrors. They have a speaker and courtesy light. These are rare.
 

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Craigslist ad - nothing really special in there:

Like new Bestop TJ/LJ (97-06) half doors. They have a thermoplastic exterior and accept windows and mirrors. They have a speaker and courtesy light. These are rare.
Are they asking a crazy amount for them? Why not buy them from the ad?
Maybe you could ask the seller to provide the part number so you can verify fitment, then search the P/N and maybe have better luck.
 
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Are they asking a crazy amount for them? Why not buy them from the ad?
Maybe you could ask the seller to provide the part number so you can verify fitment, then search the P/N and maybe have better luck.
Good call ad that's exactly what I did. The Seller said he will take more pics tonight with the part number. He mentioned there was a harness that connects from the door to the interior, but he only has the door harness so you would need to tap into the existing wires to make it work.

I am curious if anyone else has ever seen these, put glass in, etc.

@Chris - do you know anything about these?
 

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Good call ad that's exactly what I did. The Seller said he will take more pics tonight with the part number. He mentioned there was a harness that connects from the door to the interior, but he only has the door harness so you would need to tap into the existing wires to make it work.

I am curious if anyone else has ever seen these, put glass in, etc.

@Chris - do you know anything about these?
First time I've ever heard of these or seen them. They must be long since discontinued, but they look awesome! I'd love a set.
 
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First time I've ever heard of these or seen them. They must be long since discontinued, but they look awesome! I'd love a set.
I googled the heck out of them and found a post from 2007 from a local Michigan 4x4 forum that was a for sale listing. I cannot find anything else on them, but I like them and am trying to buy them. I love that you can add two more 6.5" speakers, which means more audio upgrades. There is even some light in the door. This is a picture of the harness, from the Seller. It also accepts the OEM or Bestop soft windows, and OEM mirrors can be added to the door. I think they are paintable as well so these doors will create a few fun Jeep projects.

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I googled the heck out of them and found a post from 2007 from a local Michigan 4x4 forum that was a for sale listing. I cannot find anything else on them, but I like them and am trying to buy them. I love that you can add two more 6.5" speakers, which means more audio upgrades. There is even some light in the door. This is a picture of the harness, from the Seller. It also accepts the OEM or Bestop soft windows, and OEM mirrors can be added to the door. I think they are paintable as well so these doors will create a few fun Jeep projects.

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I'll bet these were something that existed very early on during the TJ production, hence the reason you're not finding much about them. They look factory, but the fact that the provide an armrest and a speaker pod is really cool. Basically it's what the TJ should have came with from the factory!
 
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I'll bet these were something that existed very early on during the TJ production, hence the reason you're not finding much about them. They look factory, but the fact that the provide an armrest and a speaker pod is really cool. Basically it's what the TJ should have came with from the factory!
This will be a fun summer door switcharoo without a top on. The Seller is the second owner and the doors look to be in good shape, very good actually. Ask price is $300, what do you think I go in with?
 

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This will be a fun summer door switcharoo without a top on. The Seller is the second owner and the doors look to be in good shape, very good actually. Ask price is $300, what do you think I go in with?
Offer $200 and see what he says 👍
 
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