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« on: August 09, 2003, 15:27:55 »
I know this is mention else where, but thought I'd move it here.

Really like the idea of this one. Perhaps not now but one time in the future I'd look into it. So how easy would it be, and where would you start the soft top from (at what point on the roof). You'd have to modify the rear door to  as well?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2003, 15:29:51 »
I suppose also I'd have to lose the roof rack and rear ladder unless you put a cage over the top?
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2003, 15:35:29 »
Depends whether you want a convertible in the car sense or a canvas in the series Land-Rover sense? The latter probably wouldn't be too hard.
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2003, 15:41:37 »
Matthew, thinking more along the lines of series LR canvas. Bit like the double cab with canvas rear section, think it would look really neat :D
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2003, 15:51:16 »
i had spoken about this recently i think it might have been billing

the soft top couldnt keep the existing shape as the back end rises and on a softtop i think it would be difficult to emulate this too much

in all fairness it would only be used on days like these anyway.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2003, 16:21:24 »
Arh but if you go along the line of thought as having the same as a series canvas rear, should'nt be to much of a problem, they cope all year round?
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2003, 21:16:58 »
true

but i think that if i was going to do it it would be a 3dr possibly bobtailed

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2003, 21:21:35 »
Suppose which ever way you go you'll hit some problems and there is the cost for it to be done right.

Maybe a long way down the line if we keep it that long and want a change will look into more, but for now things are fine as they are :D
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2003, 21:32:53 »
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coachworks!

gonna cost a bomb but nene overland have done it to 90's and selling them on as a going concern which is cool

dunno bout the folding down windscreen though as imagine getting flies in my face isnt good!