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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:40 PM
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ex MOD 90 hard top to soft top

Hi Guys,
I have a 1987 ex MOD with a hard top. I'd like to put in a cage and be able to go back and forth from hard top to soft top on occasion. What cage or hoop set would be good for this? And what top? I am trying to find a place for parts... not sure if exmoor is the way to go with a safety devices cage or what... Has anyone done this? I don't want to lose the option of using the hard top in the winter but I really need a convertible when it's hot since there's no air conditioning in this thing of course!
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Try PA Blanchard. if you go with a wolf set up then you don't have to remove the hoop set when you want to put back on the hard top. If you need help please ask as I just got all of the parts and canvas to convert my Tithonus 110 hard top to a soft top.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:00 PM
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thanks... great source i'll check that out. please send photos of the conversion. i think it would be great for a lot of people to see. sounds awesome!
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:12 PM
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A custom cage could work very well too... plenty of excellent rover fabricators in your area.

Welcome to the forum. Post some pics of your truck.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:48 PM
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A custom cage could work very well too... plenty of excellent rover fabricators in your area.

Welcome to the forum. Post some pics of your truck.
Thanks... It's on the ship right now heading to the west coast. I'm trying to gather parts for it now so I'm prepared. Will post pix as soon as it arrives in a couple weeks.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 08:54 PM
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You'll need a hoop set, some sort of cage (or at least a top seat belt mount solution), header bar, rear half door and of course the canvas. All of which is readily available especially in the UK save the roll bar or cage (which you're far better off having fabbed locally).
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Old August 4th, 2012, 12:33 AM
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I just did mine.
Went from hard top to soft with a XS Hood heavy duty bar set form exmoor trim.
Its a bolt on roll cage/hoop set... not welded. It fits standard size canvas. I needed help getting it on, its a bit of a job. But you can unbolt it and put your hard top back on.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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I like the XS hood set which is really just a single roll cage loop plus matching rear hoop and crossbars.
But rather than pay the $2k for the set that it costs here, going to have my shop fab up a similar when we get to that stage in the rebuild.
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thanks... great source i'll check that out. please send photos of the conversion. i think it would be great for a lot of people to see. sounds awesome!
Yeah would love to see that!
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Old July 20th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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I just did mine.
Went from hard top to soft with a XS Hood heavy duty bar set form exmoor trim.
Its a bolt on roll cage/hoop set... not welded. It fits standard size canvas. I needed help getting it on, its a bit of a job. But you can unbolt it and put your hard top back on.
Do you know if you can extend this out to fit a 110? I see on on Safari HP's site but only for a 90.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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It was for a 90 only.
I don't know if they make it for a 110.
I would email them for that possibility.
Doesn't seem like it would be a stretch.
....ah we'll ..90 inch to 110 is a 20 inch stretch!
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Old July 20th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Josh im sending you some pics.
The reason it was a hard install for me (I didnt do it, City Side garage did) was since it is bolted to the frame you have to remove the fuel tank on the ROW to get at it.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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It was for a 90 only.
I don't know if they make it for a 110.
I would email them for that possibility.
Doesn't seem like it would be a stretch.
....ah we'll ..90 inch to 110 is a 20 inch stretch!
Well, I actually didnt realize that Safety Devices makes them for Exmoor. So they DO exists according to the Safety Devices website. And of COURSE, 1 of the 3 US Suppliers is about 20 min from my house, but DOESNT do stand alone cage orders. Another reason why people up here hate ECR....
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