just in case anyone was thinking of doing this mod to their soft top i highly discourage it
i just did it today, it is REALLY cool and really easy to get it to flip back like in the picture, it is pretty nice for when u want to go topless but dont wanna mess with 15 minutes of the whole top down thing if you're just going somewhere that takes 10 minutes.
it is the biggest PAIN in the azz to put the whole top up and down, the bow above the roll bar no longer falls by itself into place, it now takes me about 2 extra minutes to get down, and about 5 extra to put up if Im on my own, and 3 if Im with someone, that may not seem like much, but its the most frustrating five minutes ever, and the first time i tried to do it, it took me 20 minutes extra, now I kinda get what I have to do to make it flip they way it would with the frame being cut
the only way I can see this mod as working really well, is if my plan works:
my plan is to by a small length of tube to go where the cut is in the frame, then drill holes through both and use hitch pins to keep it in place, this would allow it to be semi rigid when I wanted to take the top all the way down and all the way up, and also be removable for when you just want to flip it, im guessing it will make it harder to flip, but it will be worth it
all in all as my review though, I'd say dont do it