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Topper For rear bed area

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by masspilot2004, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    Hey there everyone I am kinda new to the whole Mini truck scene but am getting hooked real fast. I am the proud owner of a 1994 suzuki carry. I am on the process of making this my wekend excursion vehicle and have gotten alot of inspiration from everyone. However the one thing I noticed is that there is alot of after market parts out there but no place that makes a cloth style topper for the rear of these vehicles and the few places I called were way over priced for what they are. I did goto a few marine shops that make boat covers and they also were to expensive. So I took it upon myself to invest in some sewing equipment and with the help of a friend of mine made my own cover. I am now going to offer to anyone that is interested I will be willing to make them a cloth topper for their truck. The person that is helping me has been in the auto trim business for over 20 yrs. I will try to attach some pics here of the one just made for my truck. It was made of TOPGUN marine boat material so it is very durable this topper is great for the weekend excursion and keeping your stuff dry. Well tell me what you all think and hopefully I can help you all out. talk to you soon

    Steve
     
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  2. erixun

    erixun Bronze Supporting Member

    YES! Ooooohhh Pictures please.... I was thinking of doing this in the future, what did you make your "bows" out of?

    I was thinking of 1" square tubing mounted inside the bed, just a little bit taller than my lights. I also wanted to have the sides able to roll up and be tied, like a safari top for jeeps. Basically a like a military 2 1/2 ton transport truck. And I was going to use a heavy duty military tarp (olive drab to match my truck :D). I just found out my father in law has one of those older military heavy duty sewing machine and was going to use that. Maybe I will have you make one or maybe get your pattern measurements?

    But get some pics!!! :pop:
     
  3. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    thats exactly what I made

    Hey Erin that is exactly what I made the side roll up and make a safari top and the back and I was inspired by the look of a military truck too. It is not easy to make if you have no expirience with sewing this type of material or and expierience with making tops it may be a costly experiment. I used pvc 2 " tubing for my frame and made brackets if you have any questions pls feel free to send me an email with a contact number I can tell you all about it

    Steve
     
  4. striper sniper

    striper sniper New Member

    topper

    pics im interested been looking for one too.:pop:
     
  5. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    Pics

    I am hoping to have the pics posted tonight I have a friend coming over to help me I am having some comp isssues they will be on tonight I promise.

    Steve
     
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  12. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    well there you all go I hope you all like I am still on the process of building my truck and making it the ultimate weekend warrior. I am in the process of making the rear bumper and the on board air system and generator.
     
  13. striper sniper

    striper sniper New Member

    topper

    i like pm me with price i like your front bumper better thou:D
     
  14. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    thanks I like it too it was off my samurai and I had to do some fab work to it but I got it to attach to all the structual area's you can lift the truck off the ground from it and no problems towing with it either
     
  15. bob2068

    bob2068 New Member

    topper

    That looks great I would be very interested in one for my Daihatsu hijet
     
  16. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    If your bed is the same dimensions as a suzuki carry then I can make it for you pls feel free to email me a number and I will contact you about the details
     
  17. Coast Steve

    Coast Steve Member

    Well done Steve,

    Do you think you could do one for a 10 foot box?

    I could put snaps on the wood sides, but the power tailgate sits higher than the sides when closed so I'm not sure how that will work.

    I think I would need an aluminum frame, the wind may get to much for plastic pvc pipe when it's this big, do you think?

    What sort of price for mine?



    Steve
     

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  18. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    Very nice ...looks great:)
     
  19. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    Thanks it is so practical I dont know why any one else has not made these we have actually got the pattern pattened this past week and may start mass prducing them for other vehicles and we are going to send trhe fram out to have an engineering company design one out of aluminum
     
  20. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    for bigger trucks

    Steve I will need yyour dimensions and I can make one to fit that pls let me know shoot me an email with your contact info
     

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