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Old April 21st, 2004, 03:39 PM
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Soft Top to Station Wagon

I have a 1995 Soft Top and living in California I thought that because of the weather I might take the fiberglass top off and leave it open. As it turns out I have never done that and it looks as though I am moving to Maine next year. Is there any way to convert to a more solid top? Is there such a thing as an affordable station wagon conversion? Or some sort of aluminum top?

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Old April 21st, 2004, 04:19 PM
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I thought I saw an article to that effect in the tech section, but couldn't find it there.

You would need to switch to the SW components, which could be pricey. RN or RDS usually has them.

Check out the build for ECR4 on eastcoastrover to get an idea of what it entails and the parts they did.

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Old April 21st, 2004, 04:46 PM
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For a ST, you can get a Alum hard top and mount it on there. I am not sure what they do about the roll cage though. Converting a SW to ST is the incredibly more involved and expensive project.

RN sells them as I think Rovers Down South may have some too. Check with RDS first as they has a pretty nice special running here on the site and will save you some $$.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 08:13 PM
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The previous owner of my 94 ST installed the UK alum. top. The stock roll bar is a no-go. I have yet to install the internal roll hoop, as I need to get brackets for the seat belt recoil assemblies made. I also need brackets for the rear bench seat shoulder harness made.

... maybe this summer.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 08:15 PM
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how many miles on your ST? I gotta SW
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Old April 21st, 2004, 09:57 PM
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It is just a few 100 short of 60,000
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Old April 21st, 2004, 11:05 PM
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I have done the ST to SW conversion. I got the top, rear door, and interior trim for $1100. If you search around I'm sure you'll find one. I think I had pictures in the old BB but I have no idea if I can access the old board, Chris?
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Old April 21st, 2004, 11:10 PM
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Yes.. .there is a direct link to it on this forums main catagory listings.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 11:47 PM
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do station wagons have roll down windows? can i put station wagon doors on my st?
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 12:27 AM
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