SS Fiberglass top

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  1. mtmt715

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    Heres one for you guys,
    A guy i make sheetmetal parts for aquired a believe 79 SS. It has a fiberglass hardtop on it. It looks to good to be homemade, and it fits the SS soft doors. Is this a factory thing, or something else, cause I was under the impression that the SS all came with soft tops. Will try to ge pics of it in the next couple days.
     
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    Pics would be great. A fiberglass top and doors were a rare option.
     
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    Nope, in fact, a lot of SS came without doors or tops... technically, the doors and top were a dealer option for the brush buster and sport...

    http://www.ihssii.org/pagehtml/FiberglassDoorsAndTop.htm
     
  4. budget76

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    this one was just on ebay. it went for like $800. I wish i'd have been able to get my hands on the top and doors. I'd be able to sell off the cloth doors and half doors I have.
     

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    A factory option, dealer option, or after market? I would love to know more.

    There is a thread in techtalk, posted by Eagle Mark that shows a pic of one with much cleaner lines than the ebay unit.

    Willy
     
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    This truck sold at Nationals for $850.00. He didn't have any luck on e-bay I guess.
     
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    There is a guy up in can. named Real that is making the tops and doors, there was some talk about him about a year ago.
    Paul
     
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    damn good price IMO. decent price for a good running scout with a crap tub, especially with the ultra-rare top and doors.

    willy, they were a factory option. only seen two different pics of the ever not including the ones on Hoopers site.

    i'll post a pic of my scout with fiberglass ss2 half doors on. not a good pic, but best i've got.
     

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    Chris, the guy who bought it did sell me the flawless black dash pad for $50.
    Of course the vent covers were missing but I can live without them.
     
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    Chris, You made those doors yourself correct? Nice job, they look like they fit pretty tight. I think a half door would be just the ticket for cooler/windy wheeling days.
     
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    To tell you the truth, I got them from a buddy of mine who decided to not do the ss2 conversion. They're still a little rough up close, but I don't have the time to clean em' up yet. By next year at Carlisle, they'll have a better latch, not the kitchen cabinet one I rigged to work for the trip, a nice paint job, smoothed out, ect.

    they block way more wind than I ever expected. it's almost as good as the soft doors. It's also nice that I can switch from half door to soft in about 2 minutes. I just realized how many different combinations of top and doors i have for this truck. cab top, bikini top, full soft top. then half door, no doors with the inserts, soft door, then hard doors for winter :D
     
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    Here are the pics for mtmt715.
     

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    Thanks for the pics,they cleared up some questions I had. I would say that from where it is cracked and the look of the liftgate that it is a dealer installed "factory" top.
     
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    But the SSII top still doesn't have the hatchback liftgate like was mentioned, so I kinda ruled that out. It take only a little experience with fiberglass to make it come out looking really nice so I still imagine it was a one off thing done by the previous owner..
     
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    It was an after market product. Somebody posted an old add for one years ago. I searched for the thread, but couldn't find it.. They offered hard doors and top.
     
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    I've got a copy of the ad on my home computer. But for my money I love my half hard doors/soft top half and steel SSII top. [​IMG]
     
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    I have an original dealer letter with a three page "brochure" attached from the East Central Region / Scout Retail Marketing Organization dated Nov 20, 1978 announcing the availability of a Fiberglass hardtop for the SSII. They were made by T.J. VanDerBosh & Assoc. of Lake Zurich, Ill. Orders were to be placed directly with the vender. They were available in black or white with sliding windows (in the doors) and were $400 or $350 without the doors. shipping weight 180lbs. Is'nt it interesting that they made the stripped down SSII then realized they needed to have a "hard" top available for the cool climates. I find it funny that the first Scouts evolved in 1963(?) to roll down windows, but if you purchased one of these tops in the late 70's you were back to sliders! I grew up in my teen years driving a 61 with the sliders and they never really bothered me except for the rattling.
     
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    Hey Paul, is there any way you could scan all of that documentation and send it to me? I would love to see it and have a copy of it for my archives!!! :beer:
     
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    Hi, new to the forum here, I've been looking for info on these tops and doors for a long time because I have a 78 SSII with them on. I was told it was a special order option but would like to find out how many were ever sold. I'll see if I can figure out how to post a picture. Anyone know where I can get a line setting ticket quickly?
     
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    You can get a Line setting ticket from Super Scout Specialists, but it'll probably take 4-6 weeks to get.
     

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