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Bent up Samurai tintop
« on: Jan 26, 2010, 04:38:17 PM »
I am the longtime owner of an 87 samurai tintop. This  was up until a couple months ago a very beautiful creature.
One day doing some light duty wheeling ( which i tried not to do  often in this machine since it was pretty nice) I managed  a complete rollover.
Cracking the windshield but other than that its just all bent up but not smashed. The doors still open windows still roll up and down.

Basically i just need some opinions on weather it would be a disgrace to cut the top off and cage it or just leave it as is and ad a cage.
I would replace the windshield frame with a fold down frame off of a soft top.

If anyone has pictures of simmular projects i would like to see them. Particularly the areas on the sides where i would be making the cuts. And if there are any ways to make the area of these cuts look good and roll them over so it doesnt look like a tune can lid
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Re: Bent up Samurai tintop
« Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2010, 12:45:45 AM »
Leave as is and add a cage  :biggthumpup:
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Re: Bent up Samurai tintop
« Reply #2 on: Dec 11, 2010, 12:19:56 PM »
I would leave it as is, and cage it. You can't just cut the top off of them. You need a lot of work bracing the body and stuff. The tubs between a soft top and tin top are different. So a hard top is not the same as a soft top just with a metal roof if that makes sense.

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Re: Bent up Samurai tintop
« Reply #3 on: Dec 11, 2010, 05:16:42 PM »
Depending on were you are, there is a place down in grants pass, or called hawks he deals with zukis only. Might give them a call and he might have a tin top hes parting and willing to let the top go. http://www.hawksuzukiparts.com/  very nice guy to deal with.
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Re: Bent up Samurai tintop
« Reply #4 on: Dec 11, 2010, 05:30:52 PM »
I would leave it as is, and cage it. You can't just cut the top off of them. You need a lot of work bracing the body and stuff. The tubs between a soft top and tin top are different. So a hard top is not the same as a soft top just with a metal roof if that makes sense.

x2 on that. Think of it almost like a unibody. You will have no supports on the side. Unless you cage it and tie in to the frame.
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Re: Bent up Samurai tintop
« Reply #5 on: Mar 02, 2011, 03:02:04 PM »
There is a guy over on pirate 4x4 that cut the top off a tt and used it as a hard top for a st.  You could always do something like that when you put the st windshield on.

 
 
 
 
 

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