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Old 03-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Making a safari top

Last summer I replaced my old soft top. The old top was in fair shape except for the back corners.

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What I want to do is make a summer top that ties down in the back. What I need to know is when I cut it to size in the back, how great does the sewing need to be? Had anyone tried something like this?

Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Not sure if you ever found a answer but you might be looking for something like this.

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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Im no threadsrus but I would think the stiching would need to be quite strong as it'll be a lot of force from the wind driving down the road. Also the type of thread used would make a big difference. There might be some how to videos on youtube about convertable top upholstery that could be helpful.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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Look for uv tolerant thread. It is used on boat covers etc. Very strong, weather resistant(important)
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