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Old 08-19-2003, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking For A Hardtop For My '69!

Hey guys I'm still looking for a hardtop! Anyone got a decent top in or near Az? I'm ready to build a new cage but I don't want to until I get a lid for the rig. I want to maximize my interior space by building to the extents of what the top will allow so I'm hoping to score a top soon. Let me know what you got hangin around!
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I bet you could trade two full Jerry cans in Phoenix for one right now. Ok bad joke.

Another option of course is to measure up a friendís rig to get your maximum dimensions. One thing to consider: If you push your cage to the extremes inside the hard top plan on having to toss your soft top in the drier for a few hours before you put it on. All but the OEM soft-tops dip inward where you donít expect them too and will make install tough. (The OEM soft-tops have the most interior space over non-OEM)

If you ever plan to run a soft-top, take that into consideration as well with your cage design. Ask me how I know this!

Good luck!

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BTW: I have a pristine 78í top but itís too far from AZ
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I bet you could trade two full Jerry cans in Phoenix for one right now. Ok bad joke.

Another option of course is to measure up a friendís rig to get your maximum dimensions. One thing to consider: If you push your cage to the extremes inside the hard top plan on having to toss your soft top in the drier for a few hours before you put it on. All but the OEM soft-tops dip inward where you donít expect them too and will make install tough. (The OEM soft-tops have the most interior space over non-OEM)

If you ever plan to run a soft-top, take that into consideration as well with your cage design. Ask me how I know this!

Good luck!

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BTW: I have a pristine 78í top but itís too far from AZ
I agree, my old cage fit awesome with the hardtop but did not with my bestop soft top.

I recommend you build it to fit around you and not your top, keeping it clear of heads and shoulders.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I understand what you're saying about the soft top and I plan on measuring to both when I build the cage (I already have a Bestop). My plan though, like I said, is to maximize room inside for the entire family while protecting them also. I sure as hell ain't gonna skimp on safety for comfort but I don't plan on overbuilding either.

Don't think that '78 lid would work for me anyway Helo!
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a nice hard top for sell in the Sacramento area. It's painted green and has the hatch in back. It's off of my father's 73. Let me know if your interested.
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Old 08-19-2003, 05:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have pieces to a hard top you can buy off me in Tucson. Don't have the fiberglass, but may end up with one in a few days.

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