So I wanted the option to run a bikini top while on the trail and not running a windshield. My solution was to just run a stock windshield channel, so I ordered up a Bestop windshield channel for $15 from Quadratec. I ordered it on thurs and it already showed up today. that means in was on my doorstep 2 days from the order. NICE!!!
straight out of the package
I had to cut about 2" out of the middle so that it fits on my cage.
Next thing I did was tape it onto the cage and start marking where the mounting hardware will go
I picked up these little nutserts from USMCbuckwild.
So I started drilling the holes to fit the nutserts
After you get the holes drilled out to the right size, you use this nifty little tool to press the nutserts in and tighten them up. It works kind of like a rivet
I finished installing all of the nutserts and bolted the windshield channel on. Then I installed the bikini top to see how it turned out.
I think it turned out real good. Im surprised I dont see people doing this more often. When running a windshield all I have to do is loosen the bikini top straps and slide the while thing forward and mount it from the standard channel installed on the windshield frame.