I dont want to take the top off of my '96 ever, but i was wondering, could I get away with cutting out the top of it and put in a giant window? like a moon roof? kinda stupid, but im just curious...
Its BS, actually the MythBusters on Discovery just debunked this urban legend recently....Bronco4Life said:He heard that taking the top off takes you down to 2 mpg because of added drag. :toothless
Se7eN said:I dont want to take the top off of my '96 ever, but i was wondering, could I get away with cutting out the top of it and put in a giant window? like a moon roof? kinda stupid, but im just curious...
I just didn't think it would create that much force.Steve83 said:Ben
I caught some crosswinds in AZ that whipped the stock roof so hard I though it was gonna shatter. No way plexi could have stood up to it.
Bear in mind that this is what I'm talking about:
Your never gonna move into a real house??? And they dont leak when you take off the top, hence the urban legend thing Gack was talking aboutSe7eN said:i dont want to take the top off because I dont want leaks and I dont have anywhere to put it. plus i thought that this idea might be kinda different.
instead of plexi use lexan. you can pretty much bend that tip to tip without that breaking. i get that stuff for free since i work in a wood shop. hell i think i have some here. but no way in hell am i goign to cut a hole in my hardtop even though i have a spare or two. hehe ;-DSteve83 said:The fiberglass won't break, and the plex wouldn't break from body flex - it would break from the aerodynamics of a crosswind at hiway speed. That's why I added a roof rack to my camper - the little ribs in the middle keep the thin center part of the shell from whipping.
Ahh yes. I remember this vividly.Se7eN said:Well, not to mention, since the bronc is still in his name, he doesnt want me taking off the top because there is no roll bar or anything to protect passengers... even if there aren't any. He just doesn't want me to take it off.