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Bestop Tiger top alternative mounting idea

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88K5Jimmy, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm having a hard time making myself drill into the body of my K5 just for soft top snaps that will evantually try to rust on me. So I thought about attaching the snap that would normally screw into the body on some 3M backed velcro or some kind of material with a 3M type backing and then stick that to the truck instead of drilling all the holes. Of course where I have the bedliner on the cab portion of the top I haven't been able to figure anything out except drill the holes.

    Makes sense...thoughts?
     
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    Sorry for the hijack, but can I get a picture of your top once it's installed? I am interested in one of these tops and am curious to see yours.

    Brent
     
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    Yeah, but it might be a while. I think alf444 or something like that on this site has pics of his with the same top.
     
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    I think there's too much tension on the snaps to make an adhesive solution work. Maybe you could use flat snaps affixed to a metal flat bar, then screw the flat bar to the truck. There might be less holes in the body that way. In any event, you should use a silicone sealing caulk at the screw holes to prevent rust.
     
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    Could you make some kind of nice L shaped bracket that could be bolted to the top of the bed rail. Then drill and install the snaps into that?
     
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    I thought about that but the L would actually have to be spread open so it would run down the outside of the bedside because the top is supposed to fit over the bedside. I also couldn't think of anything that would be big enough to attach to the top of the bedrail and then be able to contour the bedside down far enough to attach the snaps.

    Then there's the issue of what to do at the front of the cab, how to mount a piece up there, etc.
     
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    Good points.

    How about using apoxy to attach the snaps to the bed? JB Weld is my favorite. :D
     
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    He was worried about the rust. At least with the JB Weld, it won't rust...


    I can always drill it for him. Out of site, out of mind... You'll never feel a thing! :haha:
     
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    :haha: :haha:
     
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    That sounds like an offer...when you coming over?:D
     
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    OffCamber has the fast trak that bolt to the exsisting hard top holes if they are still around had mine for three years no worries!!!!!!:D
     
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    yea, mine has holes drilled in the tail gate and the windshield frame, but the rest use the hardtop holes that are already there. There's no way tape or jb weld or any glue will hold those snaps on. The snaps themselves are stronger than any epoxy would be.

    I'd like to get rid of all the holes, but still don't have any good ideas yet.
     
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    I assume you are referring to the Off Camber 4x4 on the home page......this is what I get when I click the link: Sorry, Off Camber 4x4 is closed for change over. We will re-open in May. Thanks
     
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    on my web page you can look at the first pic's that show the top on and the second show the alum. frame work that the top snaps to. The frame is held on by the orig hard top bolts and holes....
     
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    Give me your address and I will bring my drill!

    :D
     
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    Just make sure you bring your cordless....now I'm just waiting on the hardware/bows from Bestop
     
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    pics are in my sig:D
     
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    That top appears to be a Tigertop....is that true? If so, where did you get the alluminum pieces that mount to the cab and bedsides? Any info would be great.

    Thanks
     
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    It's an lod Best Top... The use to make it with the frame.... If you want some more pic's of the frame I can take some.... I bought the top and frame from another CK5er and need to have a new top made since the one I have is missing the rear window (and have some rips in it)... Just let me know....
     
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    Yes I would definitely want some pics. Do you happen to have a part number for or any more info on the alluminum pieces?
     

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