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Something that seldom gets mentioned when talking about OEM and Ehsan tops: They don't fold down. If you want topless you have to uninstall them, which isn't that hard but it takes a little time. Plus you'll need somewhere to store all the pieces. That's fine at home, but on a camping/wheeling trip it could mean stashing it in the woods or whatever else to prevent theft or damage etc.
You can just pull the canvas off, but I don't think I will ever wheel my rig with those bows installed, at least not in tight quarters. They're expensive and hard to fabricate and they wouldn't last an hour before getting hopelessly bent and busted.
Sometimes looks ain't everything. . .
those that know me when i did wheel alot...know that i never removed my bows...and never had an issue with them getting hungup on anything...you take different lines sometimes ...but...not an issue...they are very strong...only wacked a tree once with them and not even a ding...the canvas i usually roll up in the front and i use straps on the windshild hardtop holes to hold the canvas when wheeling...i'll see if i got a pic
BTW...a new set of fenders crumbled like a tin can with the same tree
EDIT found a pic...its in 99 when i still had my kayline fabric on ...but you see what you can do with the canvas ...i never take it all the way off
...but you must remove them for highway driving so they don't flap in the wind? A closeup would be cool. theo
</p>I guess it depends on what kind of wheeling you do. theo