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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Park the truck in the sun where it will warm the top. AND run a space heater inside the truck to warm it up. The warmer that thing is the less pain it is. Considering how tight it is you'd think it wold flap less.

Get the windows mostly zipped in to before you do the rear corners- top zippers done and then at least half of the side zippers.

AND figure 3x as long as you want it to take.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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I agree with this statement.

It's design to funnel ALL the water inside the cabin. It drizzled for 5 minutes, Jason and I were soaking wet.
Actually that was the surrey top . Bestop just went on yesterday...
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:18 PM
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How's the wheeling there? Looks pretty "moderate" (lots of rolling fields/etc). Ideally I'd like to run the trails with the family, then I'm sure that will be short lived and I can drop them at camp and head out for some real "fun".

You driving the 110 or trailering?
It's mostly rolling hills (some steep!), but last year got pretty bad with the rain. I spent the better part of a day winching/pulling newbies up a steep hill. Despite the mild terrain, there were plenty of stock Discos losing rear bumpers! There is also a decent wooded section to challenge you. I brought the family last year - it was kinda like Disneyland, you've seen it once, no need to go back (so the Wife sez).

Either way, it's fun. I'm interested to see the new zip line course The Wilds built.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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I agree with this statement.

It's design to funnel ALL the water inside the cabin. It drizzled for 5 minutes, Jason and I were soaking wet.
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Actually that was the surrey top . Bestop just went on yesterday...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Surreys are the best - bikini tops are even better - especially when it's the only top you bring on your first long trip and it rains the entire time...
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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She looks less than impressed.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:53 PM
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Actually that was the surrey top . Bestop just went on yesterday...
I take it back... Surrey Tops are made by Satan himself.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Surreys are the best - bikini tops are even better - especially when it's the only top you bring on your first long trip and it rains the entire time...
They are the best if you need to shower.

This one looks different, Jason's D90 has a 2" gap from the door to the surrey top.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Josh,

She looks less than impressed.
They forgot the poncho.

I know I did... no one told me. LMAO
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:03 PM
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This one looks different, Jason's D90 has a 2" gap from the door to the surrey top.
Yeah, Jason doesn't have the Gutter Kit on his. Those are the "gutter fins" you circled.

Jason do you not have the 5 snap rail for your tops to snap into either?
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Yeah, Jason doesn't have the Gutter Kit on his. Those are the "gutter fins" you circled.

Jason do you not have the 5 snap rail for your tops to zip into either?
I have the snap rail...but I think my surrey is similar to Jeff Huff's...neither of us have the "fins" that drop down (I think maybe it's the same brand, don't recall which). Charles has one of the "fancy" ones with the fins that tie into the door tops to keep you dry. He's totally living the dream...
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:11 PM
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You know that it's just an old bestop cut down right?
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:11 PM
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You know that it's just an old bestop cut down right?
I do now! Damn, you're right...they do make good surreys.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:23 PM
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If you canvas is flappying you might need the spacer pads that came with the truck from the factory that wrap around the vertical sections behind the seats. I think there are only two pads.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 08:08 PM
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I have the snap rail...but I think my surrey is similar to Jeff Huff's...neither of us have the "fins" that drop down (I think maybe it's the same brand, don't recall which). Charles has one of the "fancy" ones with the fins that tie into the door tops to keep you dry. He's totally living the dream...
We both have Bestop surreys and I believe Josh runs a Badger with the GK...While I like C$'s cut down top better for rainy days, I like the look of ours better when you are running no door tops
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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:30 PM
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I zipped out the windows today and left the top on, now I'm trying to put them back in --- do you need to take the entire top off to do this?

Just spent 30 min in the dark without much luck.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:41 PM
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I did it with the top on, just started each corner (all at once). Then once each corner was on zipped up a side at a time.

Then, I took everything off this past Friday and said F-it and went back to the surrey for the summer!
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Old May 28th, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Sounds good, so get the sides started first and then do the top zipper?

I'll just put it in the garage tonight and try again tomorrow.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 09:06 AM
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I started each corner of the zipper - sides AND back - then zipped them all up.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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This is how I out my Bestop on and it does not seem that bad.
I put the top into the front channel over the windshield
Drape top over rollbar
Zip windows into top
Pull down on top and insert plastic tabs into belt rails.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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This is how I out my Bestop on and it does not seem that bad.
I put the top into the front channel over the windshield
Drape top over rollbar
Zip windows into top
Pull down on top and insert plastic tabs into belt rails.
yep, x2. You don't need to remove the top entirely from the truck, but it's certainly easier (for me at least) to remove the top from the belt rail (or snap rail) then get the zippers started, and then put it back into the beltrail or snaps.
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Finally got it with the assistance of a friend...anyone selling a Badger II? Haha.
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