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Old 07-17-2003, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rodeo guys - now it's AWWWNN - soft top style!

well after months of brainstorming and plotting.....Doug and i were betting you could chop the rear off of a Rodeo and use an Amigo soft top grafted onto it.

well thanks to Dallas for sending out his old top....looks like doug has a little project to share w/ the class


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Old 07-18-2003, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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damn Doug, that is gonna be sweet. Are you going to try and keep the hardtop too?

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So that's why Dallas told me he would sell me his soft top for a good price..... and then, out of nowhere, quit responding to my e-mails about the transaction. Thanks buddy

Nice work grafting it onto the Rodeo! Does this mean you can chop off a Rodeo hard top and graft it onto an Amigo?
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Old 07-18-2003, 05:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'm going to guess that you guys do know this top is just laying on the truck as a test fit...and that doug is planning to cut the sheet metal and remove the glass....to make the Rodeo a 1/2 soft top?

just checking
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that will be realy sweet!
If i get a rodeo ill probly buy one.
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Yes....I think that would do nicely.I will be paid off on my Rodeo in October so that's when all the irreversable stuff starts to take place,i.e. snorkle and something completely odd like grafting an Amigo top onto the Rodeo...lol.
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i'm going to guess that you guys do know this top is just laying on the truck as a test fit...and that doug is planning to cut the sheet metal and remove the glass....to make the Rodeo a 1/2 soft top?

just checking
Yeah, I think it's easy enough to see. I'm just curious to see if he's going to try and keep the hard top also... Unless it's a little bit crumpled from that easy-over. My old Amigo had a habit of snowing in the back seat, and I'd imagine it'd make it just that much harder to heat up a Rodeo with a nice influx of some NY winter air. How is he making the template for the fittment? An Amigo, or just measurements?
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I will keep you guys posted on progress and pics as the project moves forward.

just have to convince the wife that this is a good thing!?



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So that's why Dallas told me he would sell me his soft top for a good price..... and then, out of nowhere, quit responding to my e-mails about the transaction. Thanks buddy
Umm I honestly say i cant remember when that was, I have gotten a few offers on the top in the past that never happened and I cant remember who you are. I swear to you I didn't purposely blow you off, and for the record i GAVE doug the top, no money changed hands, so please dont think i just got a better offer. I do appologize tho, I'm sorry if your upset and hope you'll accept my appology and not hold a grudge.


as for the rodeo, thats gonna be pretty sweet, I didn't think the dimensions were actually that close. Cant wait to see it.

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It was back in January when you were selling a bunch of stuff on The Wire. I wanted to buy the back window out of the top and you said you'd just sell me the whole thing for cheap ($100???) because you never used it anyway.

Don't worry about it. I am not a grudging kind of person..... I just always wondered what happened. At least now I know, and the top is being used for something worthwhile
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That body looks too clean. When are you going to wheel it and break it in ?
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doug's a slack ass beotcha.......


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well, since the truck does not fit in the garage anymore and it is startin to get cold around these parts.

and that my dana 60 business is going very well.
(let me know if you need anything)

i thought that i would move this to be a late winter, very early spring project.

Plus, i am still having fun wheeling the truck after doing the sas (THANK YOU Matt)

also, the fact that my 3rd kid is due in a couple of months my time is at a very minimum.

but don't worry it will happen.
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O.K. THAT TO!!!

AND FOR YOU TO STOP FAWKING WITH THAT HOUSE AND START WHEELING AGAIN. BITCH

BTW, NO MECHANIC TOOLS FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR BUT LAWN TOOLS FOR MR. MATT BROWN.

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well...............months later, but
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Knowing fully where I am, and what the consequences could be for asking...I'm gonna anyway! What, exactly, is the purpose of all this Rodideo-Carnage? As a Rodeo owner (2nd), I cringe a little seeing a sawzall taken to one of these trux I love so much-and bash so hard! I also owned an Amigo way back in 91 and loved it-So I understand the Amigo concept and all, but why trash a perfectly good Rodeo? Why not just buy yerself an Amigo? I guess I'm just a little slow on the uptake-or prolly just too old.. Anyhow good luck with yer rock buggy, or whatever the fawk that thingz gonna be.
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That is FAWKIN sweet!!!!!! I have to do this to my Rodeo!!! Will you be kind enough for some kind of write-up or at least a list of watch out for this kinda stuff??


Again...That is awesome!!!

I would reply to the above comment but with my arm being broke it takes to long to type...someone else get him...LOL
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why trash a perfectly good Rodeo? Why not just buy yerself an Amigo?
Shall we do a "David Letterman-style" top ten list for this:

10. He already owns the rodeo

9. An Amigo may not have the size/power the owner has come to expect

8. Its freakin cool

7. Some people just like to fab.

6. Original/something you don't see everyday

5. Rodeo with a convertible option, what's not to love?

4. Did I mention its freakin cool?

3. Its his truck, he can do as he damn well pleases

2. Boredom?

And the #1 reason to chop off the back of a Rodeo and graft on an Amigo softtop
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