That dude is badass!! When's the car wash test?
Maybe tomorrow...Greta's filthy after driving a hundred miles in the rain. BUT I WAS WARM AND DRY THE ENTIRE F****** TIME.
im thoroughly impressed. that looks suuuuuper tight around the b pillar
Thank you, and yes...it is tight around the B-pillar. There's very, very little extra room except at the top, where it's roughly standard middle-bow height.
That dude killed it, in that timeline, geez you lucked out finding the right person for the job. I could see someone dragging their feet for months, wasting yards and yards trying to get this right. I'm so happy for you that it turned out good. Congrats brother.
Yes, he did. I'll have some contact information for him posted in the thread when I do the full spread. I am so glad those other f****** monkeys failed me, because this was clearly
the person I needed to see. Thank you for the compliments...you'll see that his work is WELL worth them when I get some decent pictures. The common in-person response is "...Wow."
Can't wait to see the full spread!
I'll do my best to do it justice. I really hope tomorrow is bright and sunny so I can let the fabric draw up and show the finished product. Even being undrawn, it was surprisingly quiet as it settled in on the way home. He knocked it out of the damned park.
The top looks fabulous. Can't wait for the rest of the pictures. Long live the Republic!!!
Just wait 'til I put this kind of thing on an LJ.
Badass. What does it look like when down? How easily does it remove for wheeling?
Yes, quite badass; thank you. It's basically non-present when taken down...everything comes off except the mounting studs at the skirt. It can be completely taken off in about ten minutes or so...but I don't plan on doing that. This thing is designed to take a serious beating; doubled fabric layers, ABS reinforcements, doubled cuffs at the intrusion points...it should hold up and be able to have the mud cleaned off without issue. That was the intent, and I think we reached it.
Looks great! How much room is between the tire and the rear "glass"? Does the tire need to be removed to get the window out?
Thank you! There's about an inch between them right now, but that depends on where I sit the tire; it could be closer or further away. No, the tire doesn't need to be removed for window operation...
nice, is that a zipper around the rear window?
...because, yes, there's an industrial-duty zipper around the glass perimeter. It zips right out and folds down behind the rear seats.
First off the top is awesome. Ever think about trying to sell the plans to a company and then BAM!, instant Greta funds. Second as for the louvers, what if you got a panel cut like the Umbrella Corp logo and painted to match? Don't know how it'd look but here would be no mistaking the offical swammi while out in the wasteland.
If someone wanted something like this, they'd need a partition or hard deck in order to attach the lower portions of the rear curtain/window...and I'm working on a way to do a partition, which would keep the bed open. If that came about...yeah, I might see some commercial potential.
I'm thinking that I'll do a louver panel with the Umbrella logo on it in some fashion; good call on predicting where I'm heading.