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What should I do with the roof of my baja???
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Leave it and put rear pop-outs in for ventilation
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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 06:07 PM
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Scenario- I plan on doing a little bit of "daily driving" during the cooler months with my baja. I've always wanted a topless baja, and my longstanding plan was to cut the roof off of one, but now that I have the car, I'm not sure if I want to or not. I do have a garage at home for the car, and at my workplace I have an assigned covered parking spot. Our lot is low-traffic (not retail space or anything like that), so I don't THINK security on days I drive it to work will be an issue (no radio or anything good inside anyway, and no plans to install one).

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Post Post subject: Re: 59 baja- To cut or not to cut...
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 06:23 PM
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As an owner of as Vert Baja I would say leave the top on it. When you go out offroading, especialy with others its nice to have windows to roll up to keep the dust out.


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Rent a jeep for a week. Drive it with out the top, you will change your mind. It's not as fun as you might think.


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Over 30 views and only TWO replies??? Wow.


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Rent a jeep for a week. Drive it with out the top, you will change your mind. It's not as fun as you might think.





good advice, my wife had a geo tracker with a soft top, it sucked. no serurity to lock stuff up, and noisey...


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put in a rag clip. Best o both worlds.

personally I love going topless in my landcruiser, and in out new beetle convertible. Your mileage may vary, but IMO the dust is a badge of honor.


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put in a rag clip. Best o both worlds.

personally I love going topless in my landcruiser, and in out new beetle convertible. Your mileage may vary, but IMO the dust is a badge of honor.

I never thought of the rag idea.

Anyone have popouts? How are they offroad?


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Early pop outs go for about $250 & up. The everage price though is around $350 a set. If you go offroading with them, keep them closed or they will eventually break.


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Early pop outs go for about $250 & up. The everage price though is around $350 a set. If you go offroading with them, keep them closed or they will eventually break.

Thanks for the tip Daryll- that just saved me about $350. The main reason I'd want them is to have them open when wheelin', but if they're that pricey and I'm just going to break them, then I guess I'll just forget it.


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Post Post subject: Re: 59 baja- To cut or not to cut...
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DAMN Popouts go for that much??? I took the popouts off my 67' baja, because I want to run it with no glass. Maybe I should sell em' - they are in great shape.

az350x - Do like me, keep the top on and WHEN you roll it over, THEN cut the top off. Thats my plan, for me its not if I put it on its lid, rather of when. Shocked

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DAMN Popouts go for that much??? I took the popouts off my 67' baja, because I want to run it with no glass. Maybe I should sell em' - they are in great shape.

I believe the 64-earlier ones are different, and they are the expensive ones. The 65-up ones bring $100 and up if decent...

Hopefully, I'll not find out what it's like to flip this car. I doubt if I'll be a real maniac in the thing, but I guess only time will tell!


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Yeah, The 65 & up pop outs are larger and you can usually pick them up for $50-$60 on up.


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