Oh, one more. Lets not forget the melted snow on the soft top too. The ice really is great for the soft top! Ahh the annual topless run. Warthog, when do they do the one in Illinois?
I've never been a part of one that was more than just me and a few buddies. We go every year at least once, but sometime two or three times, basically whenever mother nature decides to dump a blizzard. We suit up in our bibs and ski goggles, flip the windshield down, and cruise Lake Shore Drive as everyone stares and almost hits the person in front of them
Believe it or not, cops aren't too fond of our little adventures, something about dangerous and unsafe operation blah blah blah....
I'm really not understanding this, why are hard tops in warm climate areas more expensive? Shouldn't all us north-dwellers be charging more? I see them on CL all the time between $300-$700. I was able to snag one last year for $50 and flip it for $450 in less than a week. Just have to be vigilant about checking CL for new deals or people that just want their sh*t gone and don't care what they get for it.
I started with a hard top, my land lord damaged it and I was forced to buy a soft top on craigslist while I repaired the hardtop. With the winter/storms/tight trails we have, the soft top was junk in no time. Could barely see out of the windows, top was stained from mud, noisy, leaky, etc. Eventually got bent from hitting too many trees and branches. Sold it. Bought a bikini top, same thing. Then a safari top, which I still have but its all stained and stretched.
Picked up another hard top to cut into a half hard top, or a hard bikini top, which I use most the year now. So I have extra windows and what not from the cut up one and Im thinking about buying another one to cut into a hard safari type top. The hardtop isnt armor but it is stronger than a soft top, Ive slid across my top numerous times and whacked it on plenty of things which the marks to show for it. Soft tops just wouldnt cut it
I completely agree with you. I can't stand soft tops. I did the same thing you did. I took a beat up hard top, chopped it in half just enough to cover the top of the roll bar, then fiberglass in the openings where the windows used to be. I use a windjammer and deck cover during the winter months and during the warmer months I take everything off but usually leave the top on. I love it!