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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Anyone try making their own softop?

Looking to get a canvas half cab for my ST D90. Hard to find, and the obvious source seems to have on-time delivery issues. Got me thinking: the raw materials are easy to source and the basic pattern is pretty simple. Anyone try making their own tops?


Also, the tab on the soft top that slots into the front windshield groove, what is it made out of and is it easy to find? Part #? On my canvas full top it is a hard but flexible material (aluminum?) that is sewn into the canvas.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:15 PM
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I didn't make my top, however is did alter my best top for work with the drain channels (gutter kit) works great and seals tight as a drum.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:37 PM
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They are tough. If you know a good sail maker or boat top maker you might have a shot. I can put together simple stuff but I am not interested in taking a shot at a NAS 90 cover.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:42 PM
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I would think if you have a good boat upholstery / sail maker nearby like TJ said you could get something made.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Looking to get a canvas half cab for my ST D90. Hard to find
They're not really that difficult to find. If you're talking about the Badger half cab set-up, I can think of quite a few that are for sale right now on this site.
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