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Has any one ever made there own soft top?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k5king2, Nov 13, 2000.

  1. k5king2

    k5king2 Registered Member

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    Were can I get the soft top material canvas what would be good but cheap dirt cheap.
     
  2. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Either a fabric store or an army surplus place may have an old canvas tent you could get cheap and hack apart...

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
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    I had mine built to my own specs by a local boat top shop. They used my choice of material out of thier huge fabric book. The material I chose was truck tonneau cover vynal, it comes in any color, is warranteed against fading or cracking, and is UV protected. They sewed in tinted clear plastic windows wherever I wanted them, as well as clips where I wanted to roll the back and sides. The cost was $400.00, and was done in 2 days. I love it, its exactly what I want, and its custom made to fit the truck with my roll bar in place.

    Mike

    http://sites.netscape.net/mikesthmpr/thumper


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    I'm going to make my own this winter or early spring, when ever I get time. I want to model it after the CanBack, I think those look the best of all the ones I've seen. I would just buy a CanBack if they weren't $1000. I can make my own for $200 and that includes having the sewing done at a boat shop. The only thing I haven't figured out is how to have the sides and back fasten together. If anyone could post close ups of a CanBack it would help. (Steve? [​IMG]) I'd like to see how they use the rope to hold everything together. I'll try to avoid patent infringements if possible [​IMG]

    Joe
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