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post #1 of 5 Old 06-26-2014, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Using my existing soft top frame for a bowless soft top?

I have been looking into various bowless soft tops, as I like the look of them, and I just came across a dilemma.. Will my pre existing Bestop hardware suffice if I choose to buy a BT: Trektop, or is it a completely different frame set? Also, I have read some reviews on various tops and it seems that the Trektop wins in most categories such as noise, leakage, and cleaning.. Any other suggestions of a good bowless top with the same attributes? Thanks for reading and any help would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-26-2014, 09:51 AM
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A bowless top will not use your existing frame. That's what makes it bowless.
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Bestop includes the door surrounds and all the needed frame stuff anyway right?

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It depends on how old your current Bestop is. If it's the pre NX designs then different door surrounds and header are used. The current Trektop uses factory style door surrounds and header. The other frame stuff is not used, hence "frameless top".

Shouldn't matter though as I thought all Trektops came with all the necessary hardware (door surround and header included).

If you have all the necessary factory hardware you could buy the Pavement Ends version which looks to be basically the same thing. Pavement Ends is a Bestop subsidiary.
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It depends on how old your current Bestop is. If it's the pre NX designs then different door surrounds and header are used. The current Trektop uses factory style door surrounds and header. The other frame stuff is not used, hence "frameless top".

Shouldn't matter though as I thought all Trektops came with all the necessary hardware (door surround and header included).

If you have all the necessary factory hardware you could buy the Pavement Ends version which looks to be basically the same thing. Pavement Ends is a Bestop subsidiary.
Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the Replace-a-top version and thats why I was questioning the frame compatibility. I guess I didn't realize that the bowless tops were completely frameless.. The Pavement Ends ones look really clean! I'm definitely weighing out my few options.
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