|05-27-2013 03:50 PM|
Took an old soft top I had laying, removed frame, but kept windshield channel, cut to size, wrapped edges with gorilla tape, punched in grommets and strapped down with straps I made. Total cost, $21 bucks. 75 mph on the highway no problems. A little flapping but I'm not concerned.
|05-20-2013 03:17 PM|
... but I woke up to 4" of snow on it this morning. grrrrrr, wet seats
Old Man Winter and I are still having it out. I refuse to put my hardtop back on right now, no way.
So, I quickly fabricated a cab cover for it this morning out of common tarp and hook bungees.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.........
|05-20-2013 02:59 PM|
|novi306||Gold Miner, that looks killer !!|
|05-20-2013 02:33 PM|
I tried a few different bikini tops. The windshield header channel was always a PITA, because I still have a factory soft top. No channel needed with that.
TJ | SpiderWebShade.com
Don't need a windshield channel, and the soft top will go right over it. No need to remove bikini top except to wash.
They make 2 "quality levels". The Ultra mesh (cheaper) and the Trail Mesh (more $$). I have the cheap one, and it is fine.....
|05-20-2013 09:38 AM|
|05-19-2013 09:09 PM|
|05-19-2013 08:25 PM|
This is what I came up with. The fiberglass carpet tape did not work very well for seam material. I went with 3" wide Gorilla Tape folded upon itself (sandwiching the screen) for the final seams and they are tuff. The screen material is typical black vinyl widow screen which I bought at Ace Hardware for 99 cents per linear foot @ 48" wide. So.... 3ft for about $3 and I trimmed it to size. The bungee loop/ball things were cheap. I got a bag of 25 for about $10 and can use the rest of them for other projects. Mine came in 8" length and they're easy to cut down to a smaller size. Grommets were inexpensive also.
Anyway... this is what it looks like and it works really well so far. Nice and tight. No front channel.
|05-18-2013 01:17 PM|
|novi306||Gold miner ,post it up when your done !|
|05-18-2013 11:30 AM|
Coincidentally..... I'm in the process of making my own today (channel-less).
Just got back from the hardware store with screen, grommets, carpet tape and bungee (about $20 worth of stuff). Pretty easy DIY mod for a nice day like today I'm thinking.
|05-18-2013 10:55 AM|
Not to thread jack but same topic.
I have an 01 and could get a whole bikini, tonneau and windjammer kit for really cheap but it says its for an 03 - 06. Would it just be really loose on mine cause the rollbar padding? Or is the other concerns?
|04-27-2013 05:57 PM|
|Heidi Ho||true..... I guess ill just by a new one...|
|04-27-2013 12:28 PM|
|04-27-2013 12:09 PM|
|Heidi Ho||so it wont fit ?|
|04-27-2013 09:58 AM|
|03 sahara jeeper||Sorry for the wrong information.|
|04-27-2013 09:49 AM|
|04-27-2013 09:48 AM|
|03 sahara jeeper||If I remember correctly the difference is the 03 to 06 have thicker roll bar padding. I don't think that should be a problem for a bikini top.|
|04-27-2013 08:44 AM|
found a bikini top on CL but
it says 97 - 02 ... and it comes with the no drill window channel.... I thought they went from 97- 06 thoughts