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Custom winter 1/2 top with tonneau cover

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Razorsharp, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Razorsharp

    Razorsharp

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    He guys, I want to build a cab only half soft cover and do a tonneau over the back for my FJ40. I see Jeep makes one for some of their models and I want to do something similar. Does any one have know of a good quality vinyl fabricator that could build such an animal? Havent decided on whether I want to use aftermarket soft doors or incorporate the original hard doors. Either way this will have to be pretty air tight for snow country winters. Any thoughts appreciated!
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  2. Downey

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    Downey Off Road Mfg. use to manufacture a 1/2 cab conversion a million years ago (when we were in business). The way we did it was to have customer use a set of genuine Toyota bows, but we provided a much shorter horizontal connecter bar, bringing the rear loop up closer to the main loop, I think it was only about 10" long. We then provided a sheet metal wall that went behind the front seats, it screwed into floor and wheel wells. Kayline built the 1/2 cab tops for us, but I think almost any good home-town auto upholstery shop might be able to fabricate for you. They won't have the molds and heater bonding equipment to bond-in the windows, but they can sew them in.
     
  3. Living in the Past

    Living in the Past SILVER Star

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    Years ago one of the Kayline vinyl half half tops showed up on eBay. Computer glitch couldn't bid. Have enough bows laying to make one of the. I'm sure @JohnnyC has one of your catalogs with a picture. I know I have a catalog from 74 with one somewhere.
     
  4. Downey

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    Yep, I believe the Downey 1/2 cab was even on the front cover of 4 Wheeler magazine once, as I think I recall.