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Old January 3rd, 2016, 08:32 AM
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Hard top to soft top

Any general thoughts on going from a hard top to a soft top on 89 D90?
It will be a full top, roll up sides and rear tailgate.
If not, ok!
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 08:49 AM
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some info on converting...may not be for earlier trucks but gives you an idea.

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Old January 3rd, 2016, 09:11 AM
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Parking it inside or outside?
How often do you use it?
What engine?
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 09:52 AM
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It's a 2.5 diesel

Parking in and out, mostly out

Use on weekends...it's a 3rd car...
Not a daily drive
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 11:59 AM
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It's a 2.5 diesel

Parking in and out, mostly out

Use on weekends...it's a 3rd car...
Not a daily drive
You'll smell some diesel exhaust.
Being outside is rough on a soft top especially since it is not a daily driver.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 12:56 PM
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Silly question
But if you are going to leave outside, can you buy a good cover to help protect?
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 02:08 PM
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I'm converting a friends NAS D90 from soft top to sw in about a month or 2. I'll have a NAS soft top cage, Badger top and gutter kit to sell.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 02:13 PM
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I'm converting a friends NAS D90 from soft top to sw in about a month or 2. I'll have a NAS soft top cage, Badger top and gutter kit to sell.
If that's a '95/'97 cage you'll have? Give me a shout.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 02:34 PM
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I'm converting a friends NAS D90 from soft top to sw in about a month or 2. I'll have a NAS soft top cage, Badger top and gutter kit to sell.
Oh no - not on an Arles Blue ST!
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 02:54 PM
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It's a 95. It won't be available for about a month or two but I'll post it here for sure. The Badger top is real nice. It has new vinyl windows sewed into it about 3 years ago.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 03:12 PM
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I'm converting a friends NAS D90 from soft top to sw in about a month or 2. I'll have a NAS soft top cage, Badger top and gutter kit to sell.
How do you rate the new BFG AT tires compared with tye regular AT on your truck? Thank u
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 04:13 PM
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Oh no - not on an Arles Blue ST!
It was a repaint from another color.
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Old January 3rd, 2016, 05:35 PM
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It was a repaint from another color.
Ah ok - should have looked closer at the pic to see it has '95 front lights. Thanks for the info.
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