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post #3736 of 8099 Old 03-04-2013, 09:56 AM
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I am floored..... Love the top.



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post #3737 of 8099 Old 03-04-2013, 10:21 AM
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Top looks great man! Looking forward to some more pics!

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post #3738 of 8099 Old 03-04-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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OUT....wait for it...FREAKING....wait for it...STANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I just have to say that it looks great! Though it also looks incredibly taught. Is it going to be getting looser as you take the rear window out? I feel like it may be very difficult to take the top off and put it back on, if you plan to do that even.
I just concluded a conversation that touched on that very subject. The taughtness is going to mostly remain, but as I suspected, it will ease up a bit when the rear window is cut. He formed this panel first and got it stretched tight because he wanted enough pre-load in the fabric to get it stretched to its maximum extent (given the temperature) before the plastic window was cut and fitted; the plastic and sailcloth have VASTLY different properties, so the cloth has to basically equalize before the window is fitted. Thus, it's slightly tight right now. Interestingly enough, I told him that I was likely going to leave it on unless I needed to work on something, but he said it'd be just as simple to make it easily removable as it would be to make it more permanent...so we went with the former option. Oh, and the bottom skirt and C-pillar closures evidently have some form of seal in them to reduce water infiltration.

Completion Update: Either late today or early tomorrow. I told him not to rush himself and that it was just as easy for me to get it tomorrow as it would be to get it today. So...pretty much as I predicted.

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we are waiting for some of that.
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I am floored..... Love the top.
Thank you, sir. I think she's going to look even better with a reshaped set of bars in the rear and one of your hoods in the front.

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Top looks great man! Looking forward to some more pics!
I'm looking forwards to taking them, myself.

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NICE! I like how he handled the roll bar pass thru. Looks almost like he used a sacrificial Duster?

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NICE! I like how he handled the roll bar pass thru. Looks almost like he used a sacrificial Duster?
They're made in a similar way, but these were formed in-house from the same Electron sailcloth as the rest of the top.

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I must say that was a crazy long trip through the wasteland.....took me just over a week to make it through the thread (reading on my breaks at work). Amazing build, lots of ideas, now I have have lengthened an already long list of stuff to do with my jeep. You helped me decide on tires, first off. As soon as my tax refund gets in I'll be ordering 5 33x12.5r15 Falken Wild Peak A/Ts and an OME lift. I was trying to figure out what tires to get for a long time and never even looked at the Falkens. Making lots of changes to my tools in the jeep as well, getting rid of the excess. Also have Fallout 3 on the way and trying to get my wife to learn how to make chicken like Chick-fil-a because the nearest one is about 1200 miles away (by the store finder). Dont forget a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have, but i'm sure that could be applied to the wasteland as well.
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I must say that was a crazy long trip through the wasteland.....took me just over a week to make it through the thread (reading on my breaks at work). Amazing build, lots of ideas, now I have have lengthened an already long list of stuff to do with my jeep. You helped me decide on tires, first off. As soon as my tax refund gets in I'll be ordering 5 33x12.5r15 Falken Wild Peak A/Ts and an OME lift. I was trying to figure out what tires to get for a long time and never even looked at the Falkens. Making lots of changes to my tools in the jeep as well, getting rid of the excess. Also have Fallout 3 on the way and trying to get my wife to learn how to make chicken like Chick-fil-a because the nearest one is about 1200 miles away (by the store finder). Dont forget a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have, but i'm sure that could be applied to the wasteland as well.
I'm glad you liked it, man. If I ever head your way, I'll bring you some sammiches...and you can pay me back with spruce lumber for my half doors. Surely they have plenty of that in your area.

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Opinion Request: Best louver panel for the hood?

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Poison Spyder. It's on my short list.
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I like my poison spider but I got mine when they only had the spider on it, now they have the spider & their company name plastered on it! Lame!


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post #3746 of 8099 Old 03-04-2013, 06:48 PM
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Opinion Request: Best louver panel for the hood?
I almost feel useful sharing this, having the same color jeep and everything! I've been VERY happy with the PSC Louver. Very nice install, love the look, no issues with intrusion and the logo you don't even notice. And you literally see the heat escaping.... just a bad *** mod for so little money.

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highly recommended for the PSC louver. agree with everything above.

Also take the time to sand and paint every new edge made when the holes are cut for the louvers and the drilled holes for screws. A tedious task i half assed that came to bite me in the *** a few months later.


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Hmm...after thinking on the matter, I absolutely do NOT like the logo and wording being cut into it; aside from that it's a beautiful piece of work. Anyone have thoughts on the Hyline Offroad offering?

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Ive got the genright 3pc short set on my wish list. I do agree with the other folks that the pac louver looks cool. I just like that the genright doesn't take up as much space.

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Ive been debating the same thing. I look (probably to much) at all 3. I love the psc but that damn logo kills it. If aluminum welding wasnt such a ***** to do that much on that thin id just do that but.. ya know. So that leaves hyline or genright. Hyline is my fav but seems a little pricey for a steel piece but does come with a fancy metal template. Decisions..

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