Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Sidekick gets a new top

1995 Suzuki Sidekick
Project "Teal Terror," aka "Teal-Tastic," aka The Sidekick, got a new top this weekend. Gone is the ill-fitting, disheveled, ratty, windy, and leaky OEM white top (which Mercedes keeps saying made the car look like it came from Miami Vice). In its place is a brand-new Bestop Replace-a-top. Although it might cost a bit more than some of the generic tops on eBay, etc., it's made really, really well. It seals right, there are extra bits of rubber to keep wind and rain out, and the plastic window clarity is fantastic. Installation was straight forward, and after a bit of stretching, it's now as tight as a drum. Very impressed.

Just changing from the white top to the black top makes the trucklet look so much better, in my humble opinion. Next stop, timing belt and water pump.

LINK
Bestop

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks WAY better with the black top.

Ducati Scotty

Josh M. said...

Test driving the new Grand Cherokee? :)

Andy Lilienthal said...

@Scotty Yes, I concur. We need to rattle can this sucker, too!

@Josh Yes. :-)

Matthew said...

As I was commuting home yesterday I saw a teal sidekick like yours with a white removable hardtop exactly like this one.
http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/101107/679r2/10214l3_19.jpeg

Looked like a pretty cool accessory

Andy Lilienthal said...

@Matthew -- Can't see the link.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Duplicolor Truck & SUV Universal Black? This is gloss black with subtle rainbow metal flakes in it. I used it on my Monster fender a while back. More interesting than straight flat black. You can always make if flat instead of gloss with a coat of Krylon Matte Clear like I did for the Ducati. I may have a leftover can in the garage.

Ducati Scotty