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Has anyone had there top removed permanatly?? i have been going back and forth on whether to do this or not. i live in NJ so i do have to worry about rain. this truck is not street legal so it would be sitting outside. could i just spray herculiner or something like that all over the inside and make a few drain holes?? what advice do you all have on this??
 

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Has anyone had there top removed permanatly?? i have been going back and forth on whether to do this or not. i live in NJ so i do have to worry about rain. this truck is not street legal so it would be sitting outside. could i just spray herculiner or something like that all over the inside and make a few drain holes?? what advice do you all have on this??
Go for it, but how do you mean perminant??? fill the holes for the bolts in???
 

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Ya i gave up tarping mine up after i got back every weekend, i just ripped out the rest of the rear interior and i am probably gonna put some cheap bedliner stuff down, might put the top back on when winter rolls around but i am going to leave it off all summer now. look and see if it holds a lot of water before worrying about drilling holes.
 

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i want to leave the top of all summer and put it back in winter. im just thinking about rusting. only the front and rear seats are in it no carpet or anything else. when i drill the drain holes i was thinking about grommets for them so when wheeling nothing comes from the floor. bedliner would also be easy to spray down when the day is through. i would remove the rear seat when it rains
 

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Well that's not permanent. But the suggestions are good ones to follow - plan on removing all your carpet, completely line the interior, then enjoy the weather
 

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I have mine off, took all the interior and carpet out. There is no bare metal, it's all painted, so rust shouldn't be an issue. My truck is always outside. After it rains heavily, there is no water standing anywhere. Just make sure you take all the carpet out, otherwise you're gonna have a rust bucket after a while
 

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I took the top off mine and haven't put it back. My interior is herculined and I removed the rear seat. Mine isn't a daily driver so I just keep a tarp on it and when the weather is gonna be nice for a few days, or it's the weekend, I'll uncover it and drive it. No biggie. :shrug
 

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I took my top off and took the rear window out and welded some tubing in the gap for the window to strengthen the tailgate. i run a soft top and dont plan to ever put a hard top back on... im thinkin about bondoing up the holes for the bolts... but my interior is totally hurculined and pretty much everything in there really doesn't matter if it gets wet... the dash... thats about it... but i'd say go for it...
 

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I have been wondering about this issue also with my bko, what do you guys do about all your electronics? I was thinking of buying weather prrof radio and speakers, anybody else done something diffrent?
 

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very nice....but that defeats the purpose of no top....
except that is gets the fastback look with a sealed top that was custom so im sure people love it... i know i do...

and it still allows for removal and is prob easier than the old top for one person...

it can still be removed...

we still have yet to understand what permanent means? I mean are you gonna take it off and never put it back on? or get a different top, or just take it off for an extended periop of time...

I mean in any case just do what we've said... remove carpet, seat, and electronics and/or anything else that doesn't like water...
 

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screw a soft top that metal fastback tops sick. im gonna make something like that for mine and i bet it doesnt cost me an arm and a leg
 

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I live in the North East...No top till late October through February...No rear seat no herculine no paint just a rubber bed mat from a Full size truck...My Bronco had so much oil spilled in it from a motor and tranny that I hauled....No "Additional rust yet......I keep a towel on my dash board to sit on after it rains....I have a padded race seat so it usually soaks up all the water within an hour...Thanks to my 225lb ass.......

Back to the "permanet removed" .Your Bronco needs to be level or alittle high in the front or all water will pool in and around the door sills..I also have an issue with leaves behind the seat area next to the upper step into the bed area....The biggest bitch is when everything is dry you need goggles to drive if it is going to be doing anything over 45mph...Like a huricane of metal fillings dirt...So driving with an open can of pop or nice clothes is long gone..I wouldnt have it anyother way....
 

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Saw a guy that had a metal top like that Saturday in Oskaloosa, IA. Did a double take...wished I could have snapped a pic.
 

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well i decided to remove and herculine the whole inside. when winter roles around ill just throw i back on. i even herculined the dash and tried to seal up every crack or hole in the dash and while i was doing that i fabbed up an aluminum plate for under the dash so i could seal up the bottom. it can easily be removed if needs be. my girl made me true neoprene seat covers. she removed the old beat up cover that was on it. and fixed the foam. she sewed together a design we came up with and they look sweet as hell. we used blak neoprene and red vinyl. so the seats should be fine.
 

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Got rid of my hard top almost 2 years ago. But I do have a soft top, and my interior is rhino lined.
 

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So driving with an open can of pop or nice clothes is long gone..I wouldnt have it anyother way....
hahaha... whats pop? :rofl:
 

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for you guys who have romoved your top and put it back on, do you have any problems with the top leaking where it meets the truck? could you solve that problem with new weather stripping?
 
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