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Old 03-15-2019, 07:57 PM   #31
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I looked into Tufport as well, a bit more $$ than Fiberine after delivery to a local truck canopy shop that carries their canopy's. I liked the 24" Fiberine best anyway.

For those asking about how the top is attached, this is their reverse flange version. Combination of sheet metal screws and bolts into half inch OSB board on the tops flange. Lots of waterproof sealant & caulking as well.

Here's a picture, not pretty but functional...
Given you were in Seattle did you consider driving there to have the install done at their shop vs shipping?

The only reason I am considering them is because they are local, I'm not aware of other options in the PNW unless I go stateside. Perhaps I could look into getting one shipped to WA and finding someone to install it for me. If I drove down to Fiberine I think it would cost more than the Tufport when factoring travel expenses and foreign exchange rate, then again Agile Off Road is somewhat close by and so is Aluminess...... I probably shouldn't drive down there.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:22 PM   #32
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Cyrull if you decide on Fiberine I’m in Seattle and can help you install it. I have not done a reverse flange yet but installed my poptop and another hightop that used the screws and glue method.

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Old 03-16-2019, 11:04 AM   #33
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Cyrull if you decide on Fiberine Iím in Seattle and can help you install it. I have not done a reverse flange yet but installed my poptop and another hightop that used the screws and glue method.
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That a very gracious offer! Always inspiring to see members volunteering to help others - even though most is through print on this Forum, Think is commendable that you're offering your time.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:53 AM   #34
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[QUOTE=Cyrull;248429]Given you were in Seattle did you consider driving there to have the install done at their shop vs shipping?

The Tufport 28" top didn't appeal to me as much as the Fiberine 24". Originally I wanted their 20" Aero to stay under 9' tall, standard drive-thru max height. But after a year on the fence the look of the 24" and 6'1"+ standing room sold me on it.

This forum is an invaluable resource for me because of all the info sharing and folks like Rob who love helping others. Rob's on my short list after offering to help me apply the tinted to match bed-liner on this top.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:11 AM   #35
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I chose Fiberine to do my my top based on overall cosmetic design. I liked the way it blends in with the Econolines body lines.
LongBoardGuy, my thoughts exactly. Just looked thru your photo album, love the speaker cabinet material you used throughout. That's been my plan from the beginning. Added soundproofing and insulation vs. a heavy wood echo chamber. Simplicity and and keeping the van's weight at low as possible is my goal.
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