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Old August 2nd, 2007, 11:38 AM
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Stowing ST door tops on the trail

Does anyone have a neat, accessible way of stoing doortops while on an expedition?

I currently strap them to the inside of the the rollbar on each side but they are a pain to get out when fully loaded - and in a hurry!
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 04:48 PM
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I wrap them in towels and throw them in the back where ever I can find some room. I guess that is about what you are doing.......
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 05:17 PM
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Wrap in blankets and stack behind rear seat while in upright position.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 06:29 PM
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Purchase the Badger canvas door tops, leave your ST door top at home. Then you won't need to wrap them in anything or baby the tops. As Ron mentioned, you can then stow them behind the seats with ease.

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Old August 2nd, 2007, 06:34 PM
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I have an Atlantic British Door Top bag that I store mine in and put them behind the bench seat.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 07:34 PM
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I've been trying to think through an idea I had about this exact question.

I'd like to create a second set of holes for the door top studs along the sides of the tub.
I have a 110 so obviously I've got more room to work with, but I believe it may work in some 90s and it would certainly apply to a Series 109.

Basically, one would remove the door tops and then bolt them in along either side of the rear of the truck. You would only need to create similar mounting tubes and then you would be able to fasten the door tops into place at the rear of the truck out of the way. They would be just as secure as when afixed to the doors and would not come into contact with other items.

You can see the space for such an installation in these pics:
http://www.expeditionexchange.com/11...k/P1000261.JPG
http://www.expeditionexchange.com/rr7/P1010723.JPG


I just have to be willing to drill into the top of the bedsides.


I'm imagining the door top attached alongside the Engel here:
http://www.expeditionexchange.com/rr7/P1010724.JPG
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 09:18 PM
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This tuffy box mounted on the riser kit leaves a perfect space underneath for the door tops. I love having the drawer in the back of my truck.

http://www.tuffyproducts.com/trunk/058.html
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 10:07 PM
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I have the AB bag as well. How much do the badger door tops go for. Maybe I will see Laws out on Nauset beach this weekend.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 11:56 PM
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I like Jack's idea but I'm not sure that the door tops will fit under the roll cage and may also be blocked by my inward facing bench seats. Bags are no good unless you also strap them down and if you're doing this, why would you need bags in the first place? I like Jim's idea best, as long as they are strapped down under there.
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Or you could just leave them at home and enjoy being exposed to nature . . .
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 12:08 AM
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Hah. Won't do that again. I'm still cleaning out dust from the Sevier dry lake bed. (see dashboard in photo)
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I agree with Ade, get a set of the Badger soft door tops. I don't remember how much they cost but, like al the other Badger products, they are worth every penny.
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