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Old January 4th, 2013, 08:55 PM
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FEELER: ST/HT Conversion?

I'm tossing around the idea of converting my hard top to a soft top. Curious if anybody with a soft top is looking to convert to a hard top. Maybe our two wrongs could make a right. If there's a market out there to swap parts and co-op on labor, then why the heck not?

*I'd be looking for a NAS soft top setup. My top is in great shape and I'd be hoping to trade for one in equivalent condition. Alpine white is a plus too.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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After having seen a few people struggle with this (and having to do the work) I'd strongly suggest that if you want an ST, sell the SW and buy one that came that way. You will save money, time (which to some has value) and aggravation and in the end will have a better ride.

That said, I have all the parts.
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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You did all that work on your SW and now you want it to be a ST? That makes no sense! x2 what Matt said above. Buy a nice white 1997 ST.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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What can I say, I'm a nonsensical guy that just wants to feel the wind in my beard. Maybe I'll grab an old IIA for summer instead.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Have a shop build a cage for you to the NAS size, the have an interior shop make up some foam cloth wrapped covers, kind of like on a, cough, jeep.... Of course if you dont mind it being not oem, but would be fun for summer. Just a thought
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Old January 6th, 2013, 05:03 AM
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The doors seem to be a hangup in particular. Hard to justify having two sets of them....then there is the tire carrier bit.....it just goes on and on.
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

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If you do it I would keep the front doors, the SW doors seal better and you would not have to worry about painting them or matching the paint. You would have to swap out the rear door but a fold down or swingout can be had for not too much money and I would assume that would be part of the trade since the other person would want the rear SW door.

Too bad you did not post this a month or two ago, I was looking to do a swap from ST to SW but I already purchased the sides and roof
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