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Old February 7th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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Just finished converting the 90 truck cab to a hard top, Id been collecting the parts for a while now and finally got fed up with my truck being the designated rubbish skip (not by me) on the basis of it being open backed and trash could be thrown in as people walked by.
Anyway the job was pretty straight foward and an old joke sprang to mind:-
Toyota were testing the door seals on a Land Cruiser. They found a cat and shut it in the truck. 24 hours later the chief engineer came back., opened the doors and found the cat dead from asphixia. The chief engineer at Land Rover heard about this and decided to replicate the test. A cat was duly found and locked in a 110 county station wagon. The chief engineer returned 24 hours later and the cat couldnt be found.
Look at the final picture, yes the door is closed and yes that is light that you can see along the top of the door. Some major door rehanging will, I feel, be the order of the day.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Funny ,I just converted my NAS 90 to a pick up.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 04:09 PM
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What's that rover behind yours Ron?
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Old February 7th, 2005, 04:14 PM
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Ron, do you have a straight on back photo of the cab? What did you do below the tub line, just behind the seats to close off the cab? I've thought of doing this but have just been lazy - and the roll bar bottom support is there.

Mike - your door looks like my Bestop ST door fitting - same gap AND I have two holes big enough to pass a 50p piece through. And that is the factory supplied close from LR. Oops. And when I lived in New Jersey, USA, my open cab was a 5 finger discount site. It go so bad I kept nothing in the tub but garbage in shopping bags which people still stole. Ijuts I say, ijuts!
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Old February 7th, 2005, 07:21 PM
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Either RDS or RN has a tub for sale pretty cheap if you're looking to do it and keep your existing. I was gonna do that for the winter here then switch back to the ST for the spring-fall times.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 07:43 AM
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Oww oww oww, I like pic #2! Take the doors off and dive it that way! After a week you won't even care about the door seals when you put the top on!
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Old February 8th, 2005, 02:27 PM
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The police are kind of funny about no doors over here
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Old February 8th, 2005, 03:09 PM
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Bummer, it feels as there is allot more space inside without the doors. I run doorless over here, the cops don't care as long as I have all the mirrors bolted on and I am wearing a seatbelt (kinda a good idea without doors). It also allows the rain to wash the mud out of the inside much easier. Hey from what I am told there are very few cops as compared to over here, like you may not see a cop in a matter of weeks depending on where you live.

Edit: Oh yeah it is a ton easier jumping in and out when on the trail without doors! Just remember to pull the park break!
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Old February 8th, 2005, 04:09 PM
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Dave, The rover behind mine belongs to Jorge Espinoza's wife. I sold her my Badger I about a year ago. They drove up from NY one fall day without a top. Outside temp was about 40. A lttle cold for a 200 mile trip.

Paul, A custom bulkhead was made to fit behind the seats.
The cage was custom made by spider trax in CO. I utilized the old cage mounting points.

As soon as the snow stops i will take the half cab off switch cages and put my soft top back on.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 04:25 PM
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Veyr cool Ron, how much time does it take you to switch?
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Edit: Oh yeah it is a ton easier jumping in and out when on the trail without doors! Just remember to pull the park break!
Shouldn't that be bailing out Mike?
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Old February 8th, 2005, 08:06 PM
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If they give you flack about doors, just make up a set of these...
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Old February 9th, 2005, 02:19 AM
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AAhhh the LA special. The door thing is strange. It was OK in NJ and is OK here in CA. I was pulled over in PA and NY but not ticketed. I guess each state is different.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 09:19 AM
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Mike, from begining to end without beer breaks it takes about 4 hours with 2 people.
The first time i did it it was more like 8 so theres a learning curve and a bunch of rusted bolts on the cage. I had to drill a couple out.
The best part is the half cab has better visibility that any other top Ive had( Fiberglass, Badger I, and the Best Top.)
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