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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Topper for a Gen 2 Brat made from one for a small truck?

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#1 FlyB0y


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Posted 01 March 2005 - 05:17 PM

I was just wondering if anyone has tried this and if they can suggest any particular type of small truck topper that might be easily modified ...

I'm going to need a topper pretty soon, and can't seem to find any Gen 2 toppers in my area that are available and the Gen 1 topper I have is too narrow, and it would be a shame to modify it anyway ...

Gonna head to some junk yards and make some measurements ... thanks in advance for any info :cool:

#2 Snowman


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Posted 01 March 2005 - 05:42 PM

I have no idea what might work, but the old VW Rabbit pickups look to be of similar width to a Brat. The biggest issue with finding a topper to fit is that the Brat's bed rails curve, whereas most pickups have flat rails.

#3 FlyB0y


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Posted 01 March 2005 - 09:47 PM

ya ... I plan on taking a reg truck topper and fabricating the curve part in the

front, looks like I found one in the local junk yard that I can modify, and it's only

gonna run me $25 :clap:

All I have to do is remove the front half of the front sliding side windows,

fabricate the curve and then re-cut the glass on this topper for an S-10 ...

just need to ask my neighbor to help me get it home with his S-10 truck :cool:

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