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[pic request] soft top supports and seams.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by colbystephens, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    all this talk about soft tops got me thinking and now i've got a helluva smokin idea of how to build myself a soft top, but i need to get some pics of how the fabric is braced and what not. i also would like some pics of how the windows are attatched so as they don't leak - are they sewn or what? i'll do a write up either during, or after the creation of it so y'all can follow in suit. i think you'll like what i'm dreaming up. it will be my winter project... :D
     
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    Im looking forward to seeing your write up.
     
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    :D You're gonna be amazed. :D
     
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    I've got an STC and while I'm happy with it, I'm amazed how simple it really is. The toughest part would be the fabric top, but by using someones top you already have the pattern! I'll take whatever pics you want. This is the one I have. Tell me if you want any pics from it.

    Rack Close Up.jpg

    Top Down Bows.jpg
     
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    maybe some pics of the hinges, particularly, and a few fotos from the inside of the rig at where the top fabric is braced. how do the braces latch into place so that they don't move around while they are supporting the fabric? is it simply held by the tension?
     
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    I like that rack. Did you make that yourself?
     
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    oh, i could also really use some photos of the stitching, particularly where the windows are sewn to the fabric.
     
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    ok, so fireplug sent me an email w/ these pics b/c for whatever reason, he's not able to access ck5 at the moment. so, i'm posting them in case this is future help for others. i'm going to do a write up of my soft-top making task, so i'll probably put some of these images in that too. :)

    Blazer top 001.jpg

    Blazer top 002.jpg

    Blazer top 003.jpg

    Blazer top 004.jpg

    Blazer top 005.jpg
     
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    and the last shot:

    Blazer top 006.jpg
     
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    I just got a stc top and have yet to install I can get measurements if you want of the mounts ,brackets and supports .I dont see why a duplicate cant be made of the bows from 1/2 electrical conduit and a bender
     
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    how does it seal to the cab ?
    do they use a rubber seal?
     
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