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Going topless... theres gotta be an easier way..

2772 Views 25 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  Miketnf150
This has been such a beautiful week. Days of 65-78 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, slight breeze from the southwest.. just plain wow.

Well today I decided to run around topless. I already use the nifty come-along hooks from the roof of my carport to lift off my heavy top by myself, but heres something I'm not sure that has been addressed.

What about the 10 minutes it takes to remove all the bolts that hold the top on? Does anybody know of any type of 1/4 turn fasteners that can be swapped in in place of the bolts? It would make things even nicer to spend two minutes unsnapping the top, then three pulling it up instead of 10mins in the backseat and three hoisting it up.

Any thoughts? I really cant think of any 1/4 turn fasteners that would do a good job of holding it on to the body and holding it tight enough to provide a good rain seal.

Or maybe I'm thinking 5 years ahead of my time...which is what I usually do. :confused:
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Dustball said:
Where did you get this information from? More like 25 or so holes, a dab of silicone on each screw seals them right up.
50, 25.. whatever. Its more than two, which is my body defacement limit. A bunch of holes instills fjeer into me. Reminds me of when I took over my 82 from my Dad. He had no issue drilling millions of holes to install whatever idea he had for the day. I'd rather not go through that or anywhere near that thought again. :cry

For Foghorn, heres some pix0rs of my "top gizzmo". If you're on dialup, it might take a couple days to load. :eek:
dude...get a softop. its awesome.
knarf121 said:
i bought all new bolts and backings from napa, it was like 8 bucks, the new bolts are deeper thread and shorter so they go in nice and easy, keep everything lubricated and it simplified things a lot!
What kind of bolts and backing are you referring to, do you have a P/N any pics?
Hey raven,
Pretty slick setup...I just gotta figure out what to hang mine from...I don't fit in the garage anymore and I don't have a carport, I was thinking I might use the kids swing set but it's not tall enough, I measured it up last night...I guess I'm going "Foxworthy" on this, try to rig it outta the tree in the front yard...........(neighbors are gonna love this one..thanks again---Fog
I use my air rachet and I only put the two bolts in the back, 1 in the middle on each side and then the 3 that go in the top of the cab. Done well so far and no leaks.
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