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Old July 13th, 2014, 08:31 AM
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Tithonus Soft Top Installation Questions

Two questions for those who have converted from a hard top to a soft top -

1. How does the roll cage connect to or through the rail that sits above the door. My understanding is that you use parts RRC8386 and RRC8387 but there's no hole for a through bolt to connect into the roll cage as there was for on the hard top.

2. Where do you get the snaps that run slide into the same rail and snap down the top. Are these standard Land Rover part number?

Thanks in advance for your expertise.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 09:49 AM
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You need to drill holes in those drain channels.
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Old July 13th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Thanks, I figured that was the case. Any suggestions on a source or part number for those snaps?
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Old July 14th, 2014, 01:10 PM
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For the next person looking for these snaps - part number is RRC8763, available from the usual UK based sources.
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Doug,

I just did this about 6 weeks ago. I had to hack the horizontal door frame piece. It was too thick where it connected to the roll cage. I noticed it when I was dry fitting everything and the door was warped against the seal. Can't take pics right now because it's pouring out.

I got my parts from PA Blanchard. The vertical door frames were completely bare, but had holes for the loops that hold the small Velcro straps on the top. These loops are the same loops on a Series near the tailgate. Some call them staples. I got some from Rovers North. Then I found them on Rovah Farm. Apparently the ones I got were galvanized gold.

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Just wondering which brand and model of soft top did you buy and how is it working out? I am looking to take off the hard top.
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Is there a canvas top for the Tithonus or only the PVC?
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