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hard top to soft top conversion

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by AZ '83 fj-40, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. AZ '83 fj-40

    AZ '83 fj-40

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    :) hey everyone, I was interested in taking off my hard top for the summer. Is it worth the time, money, and effort to switch the hard top off. if I was going to get a summer top from SOR and the half doors from SOR. Would there be any modification needed?
     
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    Fast Eddy

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    That's totally subjective. Answer for yourself.

    I'm going topless, but I may spring for a bikini. :eek:
     
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    I never had a hard top on mine. I personally like driving around with no top on at all.
     
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    i took my top off 12 years ago for summer and it never got put back on,all i run is half doors and bikini all yaer long but im in tx so winters are not that bad.youll have to put window channel on for bikini top but thats it and its easy
     
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    1973Guppie SILVER Star

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    I swapped the hard top for a bikini top for years. You will need some friends to get that top on and off, it is a PIA. You may want to chop the front bars that go into the hole at the door area to make it easier to come off and on. I would suggest taking it off at the begginning of summer, earliest possible and then back on late in the summer. My cruiser is surprisingly warm in the summer with a good front heater and the stock doors/bikini top. But this all depends on where you live I guess.

    Noah
     
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    dooo itttt
     
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  7. AZ '83 fj-40

    AZ '83 fj-40

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    thanks everyone, what should I do for the tailgate because I have the ambulence doors.:confused:
     
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    i think every vindor has bolt on gates, but i love my stock lay down gate(retro cool):banana: