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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Old school Vs New - need opinions

Hey everyone,

I would like to ask for everyone's opinion about the next stage of my rebuild. I have always been for restoring and keeping the old school look: with recessed door handles, split doors, galvanized body cappings and two-tone color. I will be repainting my truck with the original Trident Green, and the next step was to get a squared off Brownchurch roof rack to finish the look. Until I saw SafariResto had this available right in my backyard. Another reason is that I have 2 baby girls that would love to ride in the truck. Not sure if it will fit a regular 110. I have an email out to Stephen to see what he thinks. Will probably have to cut my roof, it is ribbed on top. What do you guys think? Pics taken from posts here on D90 and the web.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Another reason is that I have 2 baby girls that would love to ride in the truck.
OK so they will fill up the second row. Now does that mean you want to carry all the rest of your gear in an open bed?
Keep it as it is. Just as nice if you ask me, and more practical.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:45 PM
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No not an open bed. I would like to keep the rear area enclosed like the original. Not even sure it will fit. Thinking in the summer I can take the roof and window tops off and put a canvas over the rack to make a Bimini top for the beach. Sort of like a Beach Runner with the added protection of an SD rack.
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I am not doing a double cab conversion. Just adding that rack to a regular 5 door 110. It will look like the last 2 pics.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Id love a crew cab, maybe with a canvas top and no "cage" The SD cages do look good on the SW's.
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That's a tough one, really.

I'm partial to the first picture for sentimental reasons (that's my old rig!). I have a more modern-spec push-button door 110 w/ external cage etc. now, but most people still ask about the blue 110. That one in particular (JStahl's now) wore a really nice original coat of paint. The old-school style really does attract a lot more positive attention and curious questions in general. The new(er) one I have now is somehow modern enough that people do not come up and ask a million questions. That's good or bad depending how you feel.

Putting an external cage on that would be a mistake, however........

I'd say that with 2 small children you have to think about the saftey component and whether or not you intend on doing any highway driving. I personally think an external roll cage would take away from the vintage look completely, but you really should think of that aspect of it first.

I know you're thinking that the Safari Resto cage is a great deal (and it is), but I don't think it's the right look for an ole school 110. Safety Devices offers several internal variants that may give you an element of safety without comprimising the look (they would probably be a whole lot cheaper to fit as well)


BTW-that bullbar is not correct for the 1984 110 (in the first photo), that was really the only non-original part, yet it still blended.


No matter what, I think you should pick a direction and stick with it. Sounds like you're staying true to the vintage look. Are you putting the graduated white stripes back on? (I think RN had some on clearance a while back FYI).
Having had both, it's really hard to choose, but nothing puts a smile on people's face like a true time capsule!
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:12 PM
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5 door cage, internal/external. IMO, using that crew cab cage on a SW would look fugly.
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Old school all the way. No question in my mind.
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.....also, you don't want to cut your roof.
go internal somehow.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Kids dig the old school look

Do an internal cage if you must.
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What do you guys think?
Well, I personally think the 4-door pickup is awesome. It definitely makes 110's look tougher. You can put all your tools and dirty/offroading stuff in the bed and still carry kids in the middle. There's a reason why crew-cab Tacos have very high resale values, even compared to 4runners.

The only real issue is sourcing the cage and the truck cab top/sides/rear. I can't imagine that it will be cheap. But the end result would look pretty bad-a$$, IMHO.

As for cutting the roof, it would be better just to sell it once you get the proper replacement.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Agreed that the DC is cool, but he said no to the DC conversion...post 5 above. Just a Q about that cage on a 5 door SW.
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Yeah old school for sure. That was/is the original intention of my rebuild. It's just that Stephen is located so close and he keeps enticing me with all his projects and products. Thanks for the slap in the face.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 11:47 PM
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He has/ has had other cages, like this 5 door external/internal at a killer price.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=33287
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I will ask him this Saturday when I see him but I think that is a 2 door cage.
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RBL1837SSS is for a 5 door SW.
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RBL1837SSS is for a 5 door SW.
Yes you are correct. He has two different cages listed. My luck it is gone. I will ask him this weekend. Thanks Paul.
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