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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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110 Conversion from CSW to ST- hard top set up

I was reading the ECR website and saw that years ago they set up a 110 to have a removable hard top.

The interior cage they used looks like something that SD sells, and All Trim in the UK sells the hood kit with the bar for the T posts. The ST part looks pretty straightforward.

How did they modify the hard top to be removable? Is there a different way to attach the interior trims to come off with the top? It reminds me of my Jeep days and having the best of both worlds. Granted not nearly as simple. It looks like they use a lift gate and ST tailgate to take the place of the rear door. The front part attached to the windscreen is a ST header bar so I assume it uses the same bolts/set up as a NAS ST would use.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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5 door or 3 door?

3 door would be easy 5 door would be a bunch of work to swap between tops.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Let us know...

If you decide to go soft top, or removable hard top post some before, along the way, and after pictures as there should be lots of interest.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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There are quite a few 110 hard top to soft top conversion threads on this site - in both technical discussion(s) and actual projects form if you search around a little. I wouldn't bother with worrying about it being both a hard top AND a soft top, unless you are starting with something like a Tithonus spec Defender (threads here on that conversion to soft top as well). If you're going to make it a soft top, make it a really good soft top with a canvas that can be removed and installed with relative ease, instead of being BOTH and needing 3-4 friends to put a hard top back on your truck when you need it.

Also, your profile says you do not have a Defender, but it appears you do have one. Post up some pics...
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Old March 4th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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I would suspect the clamshell door for the rear would probably be like hens teeth to find and cost a fortune. But my bet is Horsey could find one that is inexpensive 😀
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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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5 door. Thinking of this like having a fiberglass top for a NAS 90. Not something you change more then once a year. Would predominantly be a ST. I've been reading those threads. It's the modifying the existing roof/sides to work as a removable hardtop I'm curious about.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 09:34 PM
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The sides would be the easiest. About 3-4 bolts per side.
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