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Homemade soft top for my tacoma.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by flyboy.co2, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. flyboy.co2

    flyboy.co2 [OP] Tail Striker

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    So as summer approaches, and I go back home to where my tools and supplies are, I've decided to build myself a softop for my Taco of my own design. Looking at vendors they are pretty $$ little things, and as nice as they look (pretty awesome), I've decided mine will look better haha! Anyway, once I get rolling on this I'll upload pictures and show the build. Have all the plans drawn out, and in theory it SHOULD work :laugh: !!
     
  2. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Sweet!! GL with the build!!
     
  3. TerryS

    TerryS Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.
     
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    kulcat Well-Known Member

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    I smell a group buy :)
     
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    Im thinking about creating my own soft top if anyone knows where to get some fabric from ill be making the supports out of 3/4'' EMT or "electrical conduit"
     
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    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

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    28ØØ3 Well-Known Member

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  8. flyboy.co2

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    So here is the design concept. A little more aerodynamic than what the soft top companies offer. [​IMG]
    i threw this together in photoshop last night, to see what it would look like on my truck. now to get some money together for the supplies!
     
  9. tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    Very interesting.
    I like it!
    Good luck man!
     
  10. Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Very nicely done! Congrats! Put it in a box and start selling them! Thermal expedition ones with sewn in thermal floors and walls, next!

    Looks like a million $ business to me.


    Steve
     
  11. Sharpie

    Sharpie Ready to travel

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    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Interesting looking concept.
    Subbed for future pics. :popcorn:
     
  13. twfsa

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    I was going to say it will probably liik like a piece of shit and I would be embarrassed to be seen in your truck but I really like the looks of that, is that something you photoshoped to your trk?
     
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    subbed! very nice look!
     
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    Yes he said right below the pic
     
  16. flyboy.co2

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    Yes it is photo shopped, sorry I didn't put that before the picture. This is just the concept, I'll be doing a mock-up model in the mean time to make sure everything goes together right. Then going to work for the next week to get enough money to pay for all the materials I'll need. From there starts the fabrication. For the actual cloth cover, once I have the articulated from built and working, I'll be going to a professional sail maker my family uses for our boat, because they know how to sew waterproof material and I don't haha! I'll be taking pictures regularly once I start build and document what I use... etc etc.
     
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    0BlackTaco6 Ive got tiger blood

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    :drool: WANT!
     
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    Good luck with your build.
    Not my style though, kind of reminds me of an Avalanche with a cap.
     
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    looks cool man!
     
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