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Post by Andre » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:54 am

I know that someone was building both 5 bar and standard diamond deck hard tops for the pinz. David wheeler @ Big Bear Automotive has purchased and sold more of those than anyone else Ive met. give him a ring. They're not to hard to fab up. I could crank one out for 4 bills or so.
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Post by stevo » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:46 pm

Andre, do you have an e-mail address for this Dave Wheeler fellow? I would really like to turn my rag-top into a hard-top...permanently! Thanks for the help.

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Post by djb_rh » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:37 pm

What about the tops at:

http://www.coldwarremarketing.com/

Click "Parts" at the top then "Pinzgauer" on the sidebar and then scroll down. They've got five bar entire tops as well as just cab tops. They're quite pricey, but they show them.


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any hard tops out there?

Post by ka » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:55 pm

i think as far as i remember, cw's tops are .125 thick - way too much matl. i built a larger top from .06 6061 with only 3 thin braces along the sides, 2 on the front and 4 on the top that was completely bomber. i'm interested in finding a top built with .06 6061-t6 since i dont have time to build it myself. i can definitely design it, tho, with consideration for low cg. i fear high cg.
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Post by Andre » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:59 pm

I dont have his e mail address. but if you 411 big beat automotive repair in big bear lake Ca. and ask for dave. they will get you through to him
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Post by Erik712m » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:06 am

Last time i checked cold war wasn't selling poop nor was he answering the phone.

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Post by djb_rh » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:01 am

Erik712m wrote:Last time i checked cold war wasn't selling poop nor was he answering the phone.
I was wondering about that. Never see them mentioned here on the forum even though the list of items they have seems extensive. Dang. We need all the vendor help we can get! :)


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Post by cwblevins » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:34 am

I had the fabricator use the bumperetts as the part of the carrier support structure. It is powder coated matt black. You can see larger versions of the pictures at http://westlawn.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=4462

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Post by Middlebury_Pinz » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:08 pm

CWblevins,

Your tire/ fuel can carrier looks great, just like the factory had made it. Well done!! I love it when someone takes the time to put some thought into a great idea and then execute it well. It's always cool to see how someone else sees the same problem/ opportunity and takes a different path with it.

Very very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by WolfgangK » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:49 am

@ ka: maybe you wanna have a look at my roof solution. The front is made of steel, the rear of aluminium with a steel frame:

Front part: http://pinzforum.kiruna.de/viewtopic.php?t=1981

Rear part: http://pinzforum.kiruna.de/viewtopic.php?t=2098

Interior: http://pinzforum.kiruna.de/viewtopic.php?t=2583

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Post by Middlebury_Pinz » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:53 am

Wolfgangk,

Beautiful work and great ideas. The Pinz community must attract some really creative and talented people. The interior reminds me of Dr. Who's Tardis, look's pretty small on the outside but step inside and welcome to the fourth dimension!!!

By the way, great looking 996 in the garage!! You have great taste too!

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Post by ka » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:45 am

WolfgangK - yes! nice job. i do want to stick with aluminum, tho. i found .060 thick 6062-t6 with an occasional rib here and there to be quite the answer. very easy to build with cres machine screws and 600 deg epoxy. the 600 deg epoxy allows the powder coat.

do you have any drawings or models you'd be willing to share?
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Post by WolfgangK » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:52 am

Thanks for the flowers ... live's too short for boring cars :lol:

In between my Pinz looks a bit different, it's painted flat black and features a roof rack.

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The structure of my roof allows to bolt on some rails which I use to hold the aluminium roofrack.

It's made out of standard profiles and can be used for my Land Cruiser also. We've been in Libya (with the Toyo) and crossed the Sahara last November with 300kg of Diesel on the roof (scary driving in the dunes). But it's solid enough and can now be used on both cars.

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@ka: sorry, I have no drawings, it was all measured and cut at the car. It's made of 2mm steel, the curvature gives it the necessary stability without making it too heavy. Another benefit is that it can be easily welded.

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Post by Erik712m » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:11 pm

WolfgangK , I am envious of your interior.

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Post by ABSOLUTSECURITY » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:43 am

Erik712m wrote:WolfgangK , I am envious of your interior.

Understatment :o !

I am GREEN GREEENNNNN!! :shock:

I love your interior Wolfgang!! :!:

You have given me some great Ideas! :idea: :idea:

Thank you for sharing that with us.
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