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Hardtop for pickup?

Post by g149 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:21 pm

Is there a hardtop canopy to fit a microvan pickup? I've seen one on a South African website but not here in the UK. Thanks g149

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Re: Hardtop for pickup?

Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:55 pm

What do you mean, just a frame with some canvas over it?
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Post by g149 on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:26 pm

Something a bit posher than canvas - glass fibre mould with opening back window hatch.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:30 pm

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Post by g149 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:50 am

Something simpler:- DFSK show a micro pickup hardtop on page 11 of their brochure (link below) in the Canopies & Tops section. A bit expensive; has anyone else made similar hard tops in the past?
http://www.dfskuk.com/uploads/pdf/DFSK-MiniVan-Brochure-0812.pdf

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Post by PFM on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:39 pm


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Post by g149 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:16 pm

Thanks PFM. Hoping for something that would look more recreational rather than work horse. With a window hatch back.

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Post by PFM on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:09 pm

Something like a Truckman top then, but they don't make them for Hijets and I don't think anyone does. The height probably has as much to do with the (lack of) demand.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:22 pm

If you can find a scrappy with one you maybe able to get the back cut off to make your own.
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Re: Hardtop for pickup?

Post by g149 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:07 am

Did think about trimming down a standard one. But it's the narrowness of the hijet that causes problems as I don't think width can't be trimmed. (As mentioned in an earlier response above with link, DSFK can provide a tailor made expensive back for our micro sized pickup but not sure if imported or made in UK).

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Re: Hardtop for pickup?

Post by oldie on Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:10 am

Why not make your own in fibreglass.

Alloy tubing formed to size to make the frame, not forgeting to strengthen where rear opening is going.
Some muslim muslin fabric streched over the frame.
Then, over the fabric, layer-up the fiberglass to required thickness.
Sand'n'fill, sand'n'fill, sand'n'fill ...sand.....to the finish you want.
Bracket/quick release clamps for when removing canopy.
Cut out door, a couple of hinges, bonnet stays and some rubber door seal Very Happy .
You can get cheap windows (including frames) from old scrap caravans.

A great little project, and with a little thought.....it'll look the dogs bolshaviks.

Have a look at Landrover tops, there's 'fcuk to em' for the amount of money cost Shocked .


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