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Old 01-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious I just bought a Geo Tracker with a hard top that I believe has never been removed. I am excited to be able to take it off this summer. What I am wondering though is if anyone has ever had a problem with thei hard top sealing properly or with leaks after removing and replacing the hard top? I don't want my passengers getting wet from this. Curious to know if their is a sealing problem with these tops. Thanks
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can only speak for the top I have made by Bestop. The front portion was intended for occasional removal as there is a rack on the rear top to store it when removed. It is sealed by the factory perimeter rubber. The rear is sealed by a foam tape something like on a truck cap. I don't think it was intended to be removed after install. If you know the manufacturer, your question would be better directed to them. Good luck
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an '89 sidekick with the factory hard top. I havent taken mine off yet but I expect to this next summer... nothing like waiting 20 years huh?

I would expect when I re-install it I will need to provide new foam weatherstrip. I have been looking into replacing the window seals and have not had great luck with that but necessity breeds invention.
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I had a hard top with my 1990 Tracker and I would take it off every summer.... never had a leak when I reinstalled it for the Winter... So I see no reason not to remove that is the fun of having a Tracker.... Mine had clamps that would pull it very tight, and the seal was attached to the top... hope this helps...
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Take it off and sell it to me. I want one for my 1995-1998 Tracker.
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Take it off and sell it to me. I want one for my 1995-1998 Tracker.
here is an add from reno, nv craigslist (I copied and pasted it for you)

Geo Tracker Suzuki Sidekick removable hard top - $350 (mogul)
I have a two piece hard top that is removable to replace the factory soft top. this top is in great shape and removes easily. It is much better for winter than the factory soft top, no flapping noises and will stay warm and can handle snow on it. Great price less than half of new and the color is black (530) 308-6050 I know its a 530 number its my work phone I live in mogul 10 minutes from down town reno.
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here is an add from reno, nv craigslist (I copied and pasted it for you)

Geo Tracker Suzuki Sidekick removable hard top - $350 (mogul)
I have a two piece hard top that is removable to replace the factory soft top. this top is in great shape and removes easily. It is much better for winter than the factory soft top, no flapping noises and will stay warm and can handle snow on it. Great price less than half of new and the color is black (530) 308-6050 I know its a 530 number its my work phone I live in mogul 10 minutes from down town reno.
Thank you VERY much that is what I need but I am in Brick NJ, so shipping would kill me. I need one somewhat local, PA, MD, NJ, NY, DE, and even VA if I have to.
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Be carefull when removing it though. it's very light and you would think its a one man job, but mine seems to be fairly flemsey when it is not connected to the tracker. i got mine in a bind when installing it for the first time an cracked it at the conner of one of the side windows. But with 2 people it is a sinch to get on a off.

these tops are tough to find try not to break it haha....

sorry guys but i can't hold this in any longer i found a hard top last week in perfect shape, ask the guy what he wanted for it...$150 i could even make myself try and bargin with him, just gave him the money and we were both happy.

(this top has a rear defroster can a guy just hook some wire, a switch, and fuse it and have no propblems?... sorry to change subjects)
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Be carefull when removing it though. it's very light and you would think its a one man job, but mine seems to be fairly flemsey when it is not connected to the tracker. i got mine in a bind when installing it for the first time an cracked it at the conner of one of the side windows. But with 2 people it is a sinch to get on a off.

these tops are tough to find try not to break it haha....

sorry guys but i can't hold this in any longer i found a hard top last week in perfect shape, ask the guy what he wanted for it...$150 i could even make myself try and bargin with him, just gave him the money and we were both happy.

(this top has a rear defroster can a guy just hook some wire, a switch, and fuse it and have no propblems?... sorry to change subjects)
You lucky guy! I'd love to have a hard top for winter.
Re: rear window defroster: I don't know of any reason it wouldn't work. I would certainly try it.
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I just got a hardtop and it has a wire for the rear defroster, how do I hook it up?
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