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soft top alternative maybe?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kontradictions, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. kontradictions

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    as most of us that arent able to get our hands on a decent soft top now a days for our blazers, i ran across this site for a possible alternative.

    http://www.wildyoats.com/canvas_top_tech.htm

    The way it's layed out and built seems pretty straight forward and easy to do. I for see about a $300-$400 project that could be well worth it.

    Im researching the cheapest place to get the canvas material now and going to get started on this asap...
     
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    I was thinking about doing something similar to this, but probably using electrical conduit. I have hundreds of canvas pup tents that i think will work great for this as well, I just gotta get around to doing it, so much stuff to do...mmmm TPI :)
     
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    it looks really simple and something that could be made over a weekend, as long as you have all the materials and tools needed to get it done.

    Im gathering all the stuff now and will do a little how-to i guess of what i did, as long as it turns out nice so maybe someone else might benefit from it.
     
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    I made my own, It works pretty well... not watertight but pretty water resistant.
    gabe

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    looks good, i wouldnt go as far to build that extension, but i am sure you had your reasons for it and it definitly works.

    what type of materials did you end up using to build the top; canvas, metal, snaps, zippers, straps, ect...

    Id be interested to see what all is being used, since i have yet to ever see a soft top manufactured by these companies in person.
     
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    The extention covers the rear toolbox when it is opened so that I have a sheltered place to work when we are out on the trail. I did it with two paint poles that telescope out. The frame I welded up out of 1 inch square and the canvas is actually cordura nylon I got at northern tool.
    gabe
     

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