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Old July 29th, 2015, 08:32 PM
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Removing Fiberglass hardtop with SD cage

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I've seen pictures of ST 90's with the full SD rack and a hardtop underneath.

Am I wrong to assume you have to remove the rack in order to remove / refit the top?

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Old July 29th, 2015, 08:57 PM
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Old July 29th, 2015, 09:00 PM
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I'm talking about the fiberglass top.

How does that work???

Specifically how can the roof panel get out from under the rack? At first glance it seems like the gap is too small to be able to fit the roof panel.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 09:06 PM
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If you are talking about a rack, then I do not know the answer to your question.

On a 1994 and 1995 with Fiberglass top, you do not have to remove cage parts to remove the top.

You do need to remove a few pieces to remove the aluminum top on a 1994 POE, but only a few, and it is easy, unless the cage pieces are corroded and stuck....
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Old July 29th, 2015, 09:14 PM
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Yes, you will need to remove the SD rack to remove the FG top.
Be careful, FG tops are fragile...
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Old July 29th, 2015, 09:35 PM
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There we go! thanks for the clarification.

I'm in the process of restoring and strengthening my top so hopefully the on/off process will be a little more straight forward (and less susceptible to breaking)
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Old July 29th, 2015, 10:35 PM
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To be clear, you will have to remove the entire SD rack, including the ladder. The roof section will not raise enough to clear the C-pillar on the rollcage while the ladder is in place.

It is a PITA....and the primary reason I sold my FGHT when I had my '94 NAS 90.
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got it and thanks for the clarification here!

Now i guess the question is what will be more valuable to be over the long run, the rack or the top??? talk about a first world problem
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got it and thanks for the clarification here!

Now i guess the question is what will be more valuable to be over the long run, the rack or the top??? talk about a first world problem
The SD rack is worth considerably more than the FGHT.
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