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Pick up to hardtop conversion

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Mr G Imp, Feb 8, 2019.

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  1. Mr G Imp

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    I am looking into converting my 90 pickup - will any 90 hardtop fit? I suspect the vehicle was a hardtop previously as it has a different colour under the blue on the cab back and tailgate. Also holes where hinges may have been!
    I really like the look of the hardtop and a roof rack will allow me to carry long bits of wood that won’t fit in the back.
     
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    It seems like a popular conversion as the supply of hard tops is not exactly abundant !
     
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    Any 90 hardtop will fit but NOT a Series item.
    Up to you to decide if you want plain sides, windows or full CSW spec.
     
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    Sounds like there should be a few to choose from, can always have windows installed after I guess. Have found a local breakers so will chat to them this week see if it’s affordable!
     
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    eBay is your friend, roofs cant be posted, sometimes if you use the nearest first option you get lucky. Be aware a roof wont fit in the back of a pickup without some serious consideration.
     
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    There is actually a tatty roof and sides with windows on the bay at the moment ! Although I have just been looking at soft top conversions haha...I didn’t realise how versatile these vehicles are !
     
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    You can even get truck cab soft tops, I'm going down that road next roof change.
     
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    Where are you
    I have a roof and sides (with blind spot and rear windows) in North east Scotland......

    I now have a pick up.
     
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    I did spot those sticks, Ive got a Safety Devices military type roll bar on mine, when I go truck cab and bikini for the summer that all I should need.
     
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    I’m in Gloucestershire - way away! What made you change it into a pick up?
     
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    Could not get my push bike in the back without taking bikes to bits.

    Pick up I just stick em in upright with the wheel turned and strap it down
     
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    I've had most types of roof..
    I really like the full canvas for summer - roll the rear sides up, and it's a great convertible.
    Truck cab is a bit too 'cosy', and I prefer a full hard top. It can be lifted in alone - and takes around 15 bolts to secure IIRC. (It's been some years)
    Then you get into drop down tailgate or door? Again - both have their benefits. (Where will you mount your spare wheel)
    The trickiest bit was mounting the safety belt for the soft top - but just buy the right kit, and you're sorted.
     
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