PPI NEEDED in Ontario, California - Page 4 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #61  
Old February 8th, 2012, 09:39 AM
rijosho's Avatar
rijosho
Status: Offline
Joshua
1995 Black ST - Rhinolined edition
Research Assistant/Eagle Eyes
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,557
Registry
Daily driver

Designated driver

Dunkin donuts
__________________
Quote:
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #62  
Old February 8th, 2012, 09:49 AM
pipermalibu's Avatar
pipermalibu
Status: Offline
Bryan Adams
97 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta Georgia
Posts: 105
Registry
ahhh - that kind of reinforces my thoughts. He has a SW, and does not state that he has a fiberglass hard topped ST. D90Tops himself said I would have water coming in around the roll bars and door tops. My friend has a 97 SW and has no water coming in at all except the front vents (which I am going to fix for him).
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old February 8th, 2012, 10:17 AM
J. Andrew's Avatar
J. Andrew
Status: Offline
J. Andrew
95 D90 NAS SW #384
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by rijosho View Post
Daily driver

Drunk driver

Dunkin donuts
fixed it. and yes.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #64  
Old February 8th, 2012, 11:37 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
In all seriousness Bryan, with your stated goals I think you should have bought a SW. ST trucks are for taking the top off and not worrying about water ingress.

The good news is that other than a lot of work, you have the upper hand on a ST to SW swap for parts. But I wouldn't do it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old February 8th, 2012, 12:09 PM
woldd90's Avatar
woldd90
Status: Offline
Scott
1997 D90 ST #1444
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,329
Bryan,

Call and find out about the Rover Racks hard top... Brand new, delivered $4K, and can be painted to match.
__________________
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old February 8th, 2012, 01:25 PM
sonoronos's Avatar
sonoronos
Status: Online
Ed
None
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 5,541
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by pipermalibu View Post
Therefore, I am going to attempt the futile of zero water egress. I am actually think to seal the dash vents even, like the new Defenders that come from the factory now.
I would personally recommend the aluminum roof.

Fiberglass, unless it was S-glass unidirectional VARTM, is way too weak. I can only imagine that most if not all of the fiberglass tops out there are chopped-spray layup construction. The tensile modulus is just so much lower than the elastic modulus due to the low fiber fraction volume.

IMHO, if you have the proper seals between the roof, sides, and windshield top, your only worry about water ingress is the door tops.

I personally don't find much if any water ingress from the dash vents.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old February 8th, 2012, 01:30 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,743
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoronos View Post
The tensile modulus is just so much lower than the elastic modulus due to the low fiber fraction volume.
This time in English Kang!
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old February 8th, 2012, 01:41 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
He said "you should have bought a SW". LOL
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old February 8th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Macker's Avatar
Macker
Status: Offline
Mack Crouch
1988 110 LS 5.3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Carmel, CA
Posts: 710
Registry
Ideally if you want a SW, might as well just buy a SW. But, if you're positive that this is "the truck", you can swap to a metal hardtop pretty easily. The soft top cage is sought after, so you might even find someone to trade a metal hardtop/cage for your soft top/cage. It takes some time but isn't very difficult to do the swap. If you want the option to go topless easily, then you might look at the fiberglass top from d90 tops.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old February 8th, 2012, 02:07 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
He'll also want one piece doors and likely need to paint. All sounds like it's not worth it to me.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old February 8th, 2012, 02:12 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,743
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgalpin View Post
He'll also want one piece doors and likely need to paint. All sounds like it's not worth it to me.
The POE trucks had 2-piece doors with a SW, so technically wouldn't the doors be able to work?
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old February 8th, 2012, 02:15 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
I said want not need. He wants no leaks and a quiet interior. Keep up man!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old February 8th, 2012, 02:20 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,743
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgalpin View Post
I said want not need. He wants no leaks and a quiet interior. Keep up man!
Shouldn't he get a Chevy Volt or a Prius then?
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Series spotted in Ontario, California Overland90 Series Technical Discussions 0 January 2nd, 2009 04:05 PM
California Spec Defender? Captain Spalding Defender Technical Discussions 19 March 24th, 2006 11:07 PM
Spare Tire needed Andrew Vick Wanted 0 March 15th, 2006 01:57 PM
Replacing Alt, H20 pump, fan clutch, and belts - Advice needed arbik Defender Technical Discussions 3 January 7th, 2006 09:11 AM
What Parts Are Needed For A P/U Cab? javelinadave Defender Technical Discussions 6 October 25th, 2003 09:48 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Copyright