That looks awesome!
Reminds me of a Willies Panel Truck
Remember, there is a difference between strong and durable. I think a properly constructed aluminum top would be WAY more durable than a composite one in the long run.
Agreed, I think with the aluminum top it would be much easier to add options also....
Windows, tie-down points, roof racks, solar panels, sand mat mounting points, fold down tables, shovel and/or axle mounts, etc.....
I am toying with the idea of removing my rear side windows on the Cherokee and having a pannel welded in place of the glass. Not sure yet. I would have to get a junker to do that with to see if I like it enough to do it to my DD.
I'm just glad you didn't say door
You know on your version, it would be cool if looked like there wasn't an access panel there, but was...
Something like this where the seems are barely visible, and even had a hidden latch.
if the whole side opened that would be cool....
Last edited by Kermit; 04-12-2012 at 10:18 PM.
Depending on how much time you wanted to spend on the design.........
You could just have the entire side of the top open up vertically. If you retained the factory 4-door B-pillar in the conversion you would even have a pretty decent seal on the front edge of the access panel.
I saw a European commercial utility truck conversion on something that was kinda like that. The entire back kinda opened up. I wish I could find a picture.