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Old July 19th, 2016, 05:21 PM
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Double Cab soft top back to hard top conversion

Love the concept not sure about the execution... Anyone know of a better example of a soft top crew cab?

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Old July 19th, 2016, 10:08 PM
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What's the difference between a DC ST and a wagon ST??? I can send you a couple dozen 110 wagon ST's, but no DC ones
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Love the concept not sure about the execution... Anyone know of a better example of a soft top crew cab? Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 Double Cab-Project Soft Top - Land Rover Defender Icon
I looked into this a few years ago. With the DC you'll have the bulkhead behind the seats which may or may not be an issue for you. With the DC you'll also have the flip down tailgate and canvas loops along the tub sides which makes the conversion to full soft top canvas a little easier. There were some 130's that came from (I believe) the Netherlands on special order that had the cab and bed seamless just like this 110 set-up (I recall Johan and Uncle Doug posting about it after I'd posted a nice blue 130 with this set-up). If I were doing a 130 soft top build this would be my ideal configuration.
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Not a true Crew Cab pick-up but nice nonetheless.
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What's the difference between a DC ST and a wagon ST??? I can send you a couple dozen 110 wagon ST's, but no DC ones
there is a big friggin difference when you live in the swamp and want to keep the cabin and primarily the kids in the back seat cool...no reason to cool down the load space/bed area as well... 130 STs with a full cage look out of proportion in my opinion. Im like the idea of a 130 DC ST.
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Definitely would be different, only issue issue I see would be diagonal supports. You would have to tie the c pillar into the truck bed to support it.
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Definitely would be different, only issue issue I see would be diagonal supports. You would have to tie the c pillar into the truck bed to support it.
yup...good point..
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