So, I'm thinking more and more about doing more of a restoration than just a trail-able rebuild. If an after market soft top was available, I would definitely be there and it would then quite possibly be the nice weather DD as well.
I haven't gotten around to measuring heeps or an FJ40. I'm wondering how close the dimensions are if one could get their tops to work. If the cuts to the SWB were made in the right places, the roll cage was built with the right dimensions, etc.
Sure it would be some work. But if it's doable, I wouldn't think it would be any more work than fabbing the whole top yourself. Probably easier as the SWB has to get cut one in either case. Plus there would then be the benefit of being able to order an off-the-shelf replacement down the road.
Seeing as how creative people here can be, I thought I'd ask in case some else has looked into this and knows that it is not doable.
I'm hoping that the answer(s) isn't the last one as this is definitely fun for me to think about. Talk about being infected...
Come to think of it, a second-best scenario would be to only have to make "straight" cuts to aonther's layout. I would think in this situation that mayse the upcharge for the alterations wouldn't be terrible.
Big Truck: 00, 3.5, Endeavor, MT in the works
Old Truck: 95, MT, >Gone<
Little Truck: 87, 2.6T I/C, MT, LSDs, Tonneau Top
Her Truck: 03, 3.8, 20th Anniv, 34k miles
Son's: 03 Lancer O-Z, MT, That's my boy!