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22 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

Who made em? BestTop did Jeep soft Tops, maybe hard too? Interested to know 

Webasto. Some German company.

The first I heard problems with them was the fact that in a rainstorm, the hardtop was as leaky as a screen door for a hatch on a submarine. Then I talked to someone who was on the inside that yeah. They were I'll fitting at best. He wouldn't say outright that it was the wrong dimensions that were manufactured. But it was insinuated that there was this issue and a breakdown of communication. 

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11 hours ago, Reichow7120 said:

Webasto. Some German company.

I heard the Webasto name associated with the Bronco tops, as well. 

Webasto is a large OEM supplier.  I first knew of the company when they were associated with diesel-powered auxiliary heaters/engine preheater in early Mercedes Sprinters.

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20 hours ago, jass1660 said:

Three pedals get old, I have a wore out left knee after 45 years of clutches.....

They make spare parts for knees and hips.  Dad had two sets of hips and was scheduled for a pair of knees when his overall health failed in 2006.  Dad's cause was same as yours.  I shifted quite a bit without the clutch.

   It was crazy to see the difference Dad's first hip made on his ability to get around, which accelerated wear on his other hip.

   Dad's Orthopedic surgeon said Dad had shallow hip joints, and my SON was diagnosed with them also before he was a year old. Which means I have them too, I explained all this to my FORMER doctor and he couldn't see the problem in $250 worth of X-rays of my hips. He also mis-diagnosed my Wife's gaul bladder problem that my MOM, a registered nurse identified over the phone. ANYHOW,  Most really good football running backs have shallow hip joints too, you can get along fine with them for a long time,  but I've done a lot of running & walking and I'm hard pressed to walk a city block anymore.

   ANYHOW, Too bad about the factory top rattling,  great job BEST TOP for solving the problem.  Sounds to me like MRS. TP ordered herself a really nice new SUV,  something I could be perfectly happy with!  My wife drove a 5-speed Mustang GT for six years, and refuses to drive another manual trans again.

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I think we will be ok............My mother is in her mid to late 60's, has drove nothing but 3 pedals, and still has 3 pedals, works on her feet every day and hasn't needed any rebuilds.  She says the day she can't do her own shifting is the day she is walking off the top of the tallest building in town.

 

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Hopefully FD has building code regulations for one story builds🥺

All diesel heaters here, usually developing an electronic problem a couple years later here, Proheat I think is the other option 

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On 8/26/2021 at 8:56 AM, DOCTOR EVIL said:

They make spare parts for knees and hips. 

Wife has had both hips and both shoulders replaced at Mayo--------------

You think new cars are expensive????????   😵

Mike

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  • 6 months later...

Looks nice!

Webasto is the supplier heard it was a material issue but obviously this is resolved now.  FCA had major issues when they launched the JK Wrangler in 2006 it leaked in many places both hard and soft top including the removable "targa" tops.

Give me a 95-96 Bronco with a V8...

Scott

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I hate to admit the ones pictured in this thread look kinda cool....but i remember when the raptor came through. We used to frequent the dunes(glamis dumont florence and sand lake) and in one day we saw 3 raptors with the front end severly blown out...and i mean bad. Ill also admit to have seen many a jeep with a million bolt ons broken on the trail. I guess what i gather from all these incidents is...dont take ur new "4x4" off the pavement. How is one ok with taking a 40-80k rig off road(jumping and crawling) the wasnt specifically built for the purpose?? 

My last toy was a clunker 85 toyota 4x4. I had roughly 15-18k in parts, umpteen hours of fab time(no cost, my work). Dual cases detroits 49" iroks and went anywhere i wanted. It was also comforting that i could beat the sheet out of it and if it did break, it could just be loaded on the trailer and towed home.

Note- not implying any of you would do the above mentioned lol

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6 hours ago, Twolines said:

I hate to admit the ones pictured in this thread look kinda cool....but i remember when the raptor came through. We used to frequent the dunes(glamis dumont florence and sand lake) and in one day we saw 3 raptors with the front end severly blown out...and i mean bad. Ill also admit to have seen many a jeep with a million bolt ons broken on the trail. I guess what i gather from all these incidents is...dont take ur new "4x4" off the pavement. How is one ok with taking a 40-80k rig off road(jumping and crawling) the wasnt specifically built for the purpose?? 

My last toy was a clunker 85 toyota 4x4. I had roughly 15-18k in parts, umpteen hours of fab time(no cost, my work). Dual cases detroits 49" iroks and went anywhere i wanted. It was also comforting that i could beat the sheet out of it and if it did break, it could just be loaded on the trailer and towed home.

Note- not implying any of you would do the above mentioned lol

I see people doing some very foolish things. Ive logged countless hours crawling, very very very rarely break anything. I see some guys thrash the beeejeeezus out of their rigs, and for what? I put a winch on for a reason, if i cant do it on my own power i pull cable. I carry a saw, a shovel and a HiLift, and I have used them all.

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14 hours ago, 460 said:

Give me a 95-96 Bronco with a V8...

Scott

X2 only make mine 66-76 tho I did have an 89 at one time. I liked it too. Just prefer the first gen.

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