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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-30-2000, 03:00 PM
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Soft Top

I am looking for a Bikini style top for my 1991 Bronco XLT. Seems with all my research across the web and a handful of upholstery shops around here, I would have to have one custom made. I am asking all of you if you know where I could find a pre-made one (if anyone makes them at all ). All I want this cover for is to just cover the rear seat while leaving the rest open ( prevent sunburn on the kids when we go out ). I do not have a roll bar and that may be an issue that would force me to install one....Good argument to present to the wife
If anyone has any information, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-30-2000, 03:30 PM
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Re: Soft Top

Sounds like what the Jeepers call a Safari top. Kayline makes a full soft top to replace the fiberglass top. It may have zip out windows. On my Jeep I unzip the windows before dropping the top. With the windows unzipped the Jeep is sun covered from front to back with the open air feel. See the attached pic for the idea. They do make a Safari top for Jeeps that is an extended length bikini. Check out - http://www.kaylinetops.com/

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One of the Kayline tops comes with a frame to make the soft top essentially the same size and shape as the hard top, and it looks like the windows just unsnap and roll up. That shouldn't interfere with a roll bar nor necessitate buying one (bummer). You have to drill about 50 holes in the frame, though, and you'd need to remove the rails to reinstall the hard top. Here's what a guy named Kurt emailed me about his:
"I have a Kayline soft top... but "fastback" model? I
really don't know. The top I have was purchased from
a previous Bronco owner so I took what he gave me and
did the installation. Here is what I had to do.

My 1986 uses rear "lap" belts attached to the seat, so
no modifications necessary for seatbelts.

The hard top was removed (I had it off many times
before) and the nut clips were also removed from the
rear body panel.

The soft top has rails with snaps; I was required to
position these rails in place - starting with front
top sections and working down and back from there.
Each rail required drilling and screwing the rails
down using provided metal screws. The rails are
provided with seals - I guess it's for keeping a good
seal to the body panels.

I also needed to drill two holes for support rods into
the cab - just below the rails. Maybe 3/8" but not
sure now.

The support rods/frame also have a mount point on the
top rear body panels. A plate that has a couple
screws for each one. Measuring was accomplished from
the donator Bronco -- so directions were not followed.

The top then placed onto the frame structure snaps in
place and fits very well. Adjustments in the rear
allow it to fit snug with the tail gate up.

Only problem I've had so far is that my top snaps have
broken and need replacement.

Kurt H"

Hope that helps.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 04:04 PM
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Re: Soft Top

Skyler makes a great top that looks like the top is off that looks like a tonnaeu cover. web page You can look at photos here. You dont drill any holes Skyler claims any it also covers the tailgate so water can't roll of into the windo mechanism. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Re: Soft Top

Nobody I know of makes a bikini for the Bronco.

Blown did a nice custom one, utilizing his roll bar, so I would suggest you speak to him as to how he did his.

I run the Kaline/STC top also mentioned. It has it's own frame, and is basically a replacement for the hard shell. The sides/back can be rolled up, which is how I usually run all summer. The entire top can be folded down, I just never do it.
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Re: Soft Top

Try a search for "custom bikini top" or go here if this works. http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/s...ue#Post1069256
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 04:21 PM
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yea check check out www.kaylinetops.com
they got a full selectoin
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Re: Soft Top

If you want to wait, Can-Back has a full size bronco top in the plan within the next year. Just got an e-mail back from them. They look like they make a really good product. The Kayline/STC top requires A LOT of drilling. The Can-Back top they have for the old bronco needs no drilling and their full size blazer model needs only four holes drilled. Here's what it looky like:
http://www.can-back.com/image_galler...installed2.jpg
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Re: Soft Top

Cool! What kind of price are they going to be looking to get? Do the sides roll up on that?
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Re: Soft Top

ha, that's a joke. Same thing was told me close to 2 years ago when I was looking at buying a top. wait all ya want. Needless to say, I am glad I just bought the STC top.

Oh, and Norm, the guy I spoke with guesstimated the top would run $800-900!!!!!
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