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Old March 10th, 2005, 01:44 PM
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Fastback install - what is missing?

So, I want to fit the fast back top onto the D90.

I have 2 pieces, and am obviously missing something or several things. Does anyone have instructions, the parts list or other info to help here. I have thumbnailed below the bar rail.

I can tell something is not there 'cause the 2rd photo shows the end of the rail with 2 screw holes and each end of the rail is about 2 to 3 inches short of the tub sides.

This install will of soon be followed by the WANTED posting of what ever is missing.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 03:12 PM
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Paul, the piece you have bolts to the cage behind the driver. the horizintal bars and c cage must be removed.

there is another bar that attaches to the bed where the top flatens out. look on the inside of the top and i think there are snaps.

You have the important piece the other piece can be made
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Ron, I pulled the top on, and see how it goes.
So far so good. Guess I need to hunt for the piece that goes over the tub.
any idea on that - is it flat, bowed, etc?
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Mine's slightly bowed and has snaps on it to attach to the top. It is a POS. It spins around, pops out of the brackets....

Undoubtedly, you could fabricate one that would be at least as good.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 08:30 AM
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yep fab one from 1/2 inch cooper pipe and curtain hangers. not a problem. drill and attached snaps as needed
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Old March 11th, 2005, 03:03 PM
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Thanks,
Another weekend job to do...
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Old March 13th, 2005, 01:48 AM
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Anyone have detailed pics of this fast back top? I have a TD5 D90 with a NAS cage (from factory) and I want to install a soft top for the cab area only (front two passengers), however, my truck differs from the original NAS 90 as I have a bulkhead behind the seats which is good in this case, so maybe I can ask for a custom made one...

Who provides such a top? Badgers? Anyone else, in Europe? (closer to the Middle East, but low Dollar can offset the shipping...)

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Old March 14th, 2005, 12:44 PM
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Nadim, Badger has a half cab set up that i think will work with the bulkhead.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 10:00 PM
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I'll take photos tomorrow and post them.
The fast back is OK, but I would really like to fabricate a half cab, like the Series III has.
Ron, you did this right?
Oh, and Nadim, the fast back top in the US has been discontinued with parts really hard to come by.
Fits nice and looks different but you will see in the photos, I do need to remave my rear inward facing seat to make it fit 100%. Just lazy right now.
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Old March 17th, 2005, 09:04 AM
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Paul,
Yes, I have a half cab set with the bulkhead.

Spider Trax in CO did the cage They make rock crawlers i think.Dave Lucas from Slick Rock did the design and implementation. The cage bolts in the stock locations and looks great.
This top has the best visiability of all the tops ive had, Bestop , Hard Top and even the Badger.
I need to free up some cash so the half cab set up will be going up for sale soon.
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Old March 17th, 2005, 12:28 PM
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Yeah, I am getting a quote on having a full external cage for my NAS 90 in place of the inner rear portion so that I can have a normal soft top and normal half cab...it may end up cheaper than getting something for the NAS cage done...
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