Oh YES! I can't wait to see it! I'd fab up a removable top if I had the guts.... maybe when it isn't my daily driver... I"d love to take the top off in the summer. I think topless pigs look freekin great! ( and you don't need that dang back window any more.)
well i have always wanted to make it a cab and flatbed ute type thing, kinda like a 70 series but this wont be a thread on how to cut the top as i want to remove the whole thing leaving only the windshield.
with the length of the rig i wonder about dust being different than a short WB 40, i choped the top off one of my hiluxes back in the day and dust wasnt a problem so,,,, i am pretty amped about chopping it so i will prolly do it regardless.
i've hardly driven it in the last couple years and as such its no longer a family camping rig and is 100% toy. i have some ideas to do it like something mad max or crocodile dundee inspired, not tube buggy rock crawler. i dont need to make the top replacable since i have top off weather in AZ most of the year.
i know i want to cut the whole top off leaving only the windshield, prolly weld the rear doors and smooth the seams in such a way to use sections of them to lengthen the front doors about 6". i have also wanted to move the rear axle back to relive overhang instead of the nip/tuck thing so this might be a good time. then a simple tube cage, removable swivel chair on top of the cage for hangin around camp, ect. some odd ideas in my head.
You have to spend the cash and get a good top made. Use thick weatherstripping where the top hits the body except along the front where the track is that it slides into like a bikini......I've had one for 20 years.....love it.!!!!
Doubt you would want to copy this design by any means but here's a sort of chopped top. My girlfriend's in Honduras on vacation and sent me this pic a few days. More impressed that she identified a pig, but here's a crude open rear chop: