I have a '63 FJ40 that I have been exploring top options for. Ours came with that funny looking top with the ribbed sides. Here's where I am having trouble. After removal of the hard top I found that the channels just beyond the doors where the front tubes for the hard top slide into are not flush with the body. In fact they are about 2.5"-3" tall. Has anyone ever seen this? If so, are there any other options for changing the top? I thought about simply cutting the channel off so that it is flush with the bosy so we can run a regular soft top. Any insight on this would be appreciated. I don't know if all of the cruisers with this type of ribbed top had this elongated channel or not, I've certainly never seen anything like it. Help.