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Has anyone made their own "bestop"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by brow, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Jan 7, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    brow

    brow [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm putting some plans together to make my own poor mans version of a bestop. Nothing fancy, I'm not planning on ever driving with it up, just something to camp out of.

    Basically I'm thinking bent EMT tubing for the supports attatched to the factory rail system and waterproofed canvas for the fabric. I allready have an access tonneau cover, so I can use the velcro rail from that to attatch the sides, the end near the cab is easy enough, still not sure what to do about the tail-gate end. Can't seem to come up with a design that I could open from the interior and would actually be water proof.

    Anyone out there ever tried something like this, any pics/advice would be great.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    Sounds like a good plan to me. Especially since the bestops cost $$$ but look badass.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    schiz94

    schiz94 Thread Jacker

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    dude. weird i thought about doing the same exact thing today. its been bugging me all day haha
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    any update on this? did you end up doing it or are you gonna save the cash for a bestop (what i did... happy too)
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 6:24 AM
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    TacoGK

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    Bump......Any updates? I am considering doing the exact same thing. Got a build thread on it yet? I would like to see some pics....:)
     
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