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Old March 4th, 2014, 07:58 PM
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Is it terrible?

Is it terrible to even think of purchasing a hard top (with sliding side windows) for my '95 D90 ST? I DO live in San Diego where the weather is great.
I just happened to see a '94 D90 with a (used to be soft top now hard top) at my motorcycle dealership today. It didn't have the sliding side windows but it did look quite nice.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:09 PM
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It's your defender, do what you want with it! Why not just get a fiberglass hardtop for it? Or are you just attracted to the look of the aluminum hardtop? If you did convert to full aluminum hardtop, I would suggest keeping the soft top top cage incase you ever wanted to swap back.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:12 PM
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Is it terrible to even think of purchasing a hard top (with sliding side windows) for my '95 D90 ST? I DO live in San Diego where the weather is great.
I just happened to see a '94 D90 with a (used to be soft top now hard top) at my motorcycle dealership today. It didn't have the sliding side windows but it did look quite nice.
The best way to complete devalue your ST is to convert it to an SW.

If you want an SW sell your ST and buy and SW.

I can totally understand you wanting to get into a more desirable vehicle but don't screw with your truck to do it.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:18 PM
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Is that a ridgeback?
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:18 PM
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As long as you keep the cage, you will be fine. The swap is not hard. I think it is actually easier than a fiberglass top once you get the hardtop set up.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:21 PM
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Yeah, I agree with you both. In fact, just the other day I was just thinking how people make changes that end up being the type where if they had just purchased that particular truck they'd have it already.
Thanks. Blame it on the glass of wine I just had.

------ Follow up post added March 4th, 2014 05:22 PM ------

Yep. He's a ridgeback.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:24 PM
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Good looking dog, I have a female.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:25 PM
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Definitely like the look of the sliding side windows. I don't remember if that one is fiberglass or aluminum.

------ Follow up post added March 4th, 2014 05:26 PM ------

Oh she is SO precious!!!!! Hudson will be 1yr in a few days. Yours? She looks like a puppy too.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 08:30 PM
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14 months. Her name is Dana.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 09:40 PM
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The st's are rarer than the sw's....world wide. Only the NAS trucks had the cage. Convert it, but don't sell or trade the cage.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 09:53 PM
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Really? Rarer? Hmm. I'm gonna just stick with the soft top. Plus, my dog loves it when all of the windows are zipped out. It's his truck so.........
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Old March 4th, 2014, 10:32 PM
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Much rarer indeed and much more desirable than a SW, especially in black.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 10:41 PM
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Sweet!
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Old March 4th, 2014, 11:33 PM
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I have a D-90 Fiberglass top on my 97 ST. It is a good top, but not a great top. I install the factory sliding windows, but they interfere with the diagonal roll-bar supports. Although I am in the process of building some off-set supports. My biggest goal was to have some security and to allow my dogs to get some fresh air. I would be happy to show you if have some time.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 08:37 AM
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If you decide to buy a fiberglass top, it is possible to install the sliding windows but you may have to do a little tweaking to get it to work like Crash mentioned. I had them on my NAS ST and I liked them. Here is a post that goes into detail about it.


http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eferrerid=3607

Hope this helps
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Old March 5th, 2014, 12:56 PM
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Thanks. I'll check it out. I'm going to stick with the ST for now. I do get bored easily so who knows what I'll be thinking down the road.

Crash-Josh, I would be interested in seeing what your hard top looks like though.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 02:18 PM
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Yeah just let me know when and where? Or maybe we could set up a San Diego Happy Hour?
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When the F*%# did we get Ice cream!!!

"They are, in factory original condition, noisy, they leak water in from the top and oil out from underneath, you can never demist the windows in winter, they handle like scaffolding towers, and use more fuel than Beijing." Richard Hammond
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Old March 5th, 2014, 02:48 PM
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Oh Yeah! A happy hour meet up is an excellent idea. I've chatted with CDeWan - Clay in the past. He's in San Diego.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 03:49 PM
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Saw this one in Encinitas two weekends ago on 101..
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Old March 7th, 2014, 11:41 PM
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So really what I am hearing is that it's been too long since we have had a San Diego Happy Hour....

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