Tops! Canopy / covers / toppers / racks possibilities for Gladiator - Show me!

  1. 5JeepsAz

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    I leave for a minute, and see a hearse and Old Mother Hubbard! :facepalm:

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    That is cool
     
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    Somebody already did a few pages ago.
     
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    Lol. I'm behind on my reading!
     
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    Needs a Sunrider for Hardtop.

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    Are there aftermarket toppers that are weather resistant/proof like a fiberglass topper, BUT with integrated metal frame that lets you put an RTT ontop, or a safari rack?
     
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    yes, we can't wait for this. I wanna know if the Bestop soft topper will fit under this leitner frame, that would be "BALLER, shot caller, 17 inch blades on the Gladiator, hollar, posting threads tonight"..... N/M:CWL::LOL::giggle:
     
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    Looking forward to seeing more designs in the coming months.
     
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    Damnit, this isn't going to work. The bestop soft topper has a big frame that sits on the bed rail (which is probably a good design for most people) So the only way I see a metal exoskeleton working over this is with .... A TOPPER RACK?
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    Neat, there's a whole category of racks for this purpose. I need one with modular bars on the top like the leitner, so I can fold down the soft topper, move the rear bar out of the way to move a 40 gallon compressor, or garbage cans, or two scooters!
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    Is there any way that a topper rack like this, that has the weight on the outside of the bedrail, going to be able to hold up nearly the same weight as a rack that connects to the rail, like the leitner rack?

    I might just have to buy a Leitner rack, then have a local shop cut off and weld on new plates to kick the tubular uprights out, so the bestop topper can sit inside of the leitner design.

    I just love buying people's shit and then modifying it to suit my needs, lol.
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    LMAO, after looking at this more, the leitner cross support pieces will be inside of where the bestop topper is. Just too much midification.

    Next option is like what @Bobs85Reny came up with, the rack with a topper that goes ontop of it. Probably would be easier, but I wonder what a custom canvas top like this would cost.....UGH.

    Jeeps are EXPENSIVE!
     
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    We can find you an option. There are lots of options out there .



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