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Does anybody here have a SunTop or even good pictures of them?

Old 07-03-2018, 06:46 PM
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Does anybody here have a SunTop or even good pictures of them?

BLUF: Does anybody here have a SunTop for their 1st gen 4Runner, have had one, or even have good interior pics one?
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I've had my 4runner since '02 and used to drool over these. Over the intervening years, they have all but disappeared. The old-timers here remember... for you younger guys, SunTop was a small father-Son operation that shut down in the late 90s. They sold it as a kit w/ a top (that folds down like a convertible), a boot cover for it when down, and a bikini top. Only sold 4-500 of them worldwide. Afterwards it became sort of a holy grail to acquire.

I recently had the fortune of acquiring one of these SunTops from a local guy.
He's not a Toy guy, but had it leftover from a friend who left it with him many years ago, after acquiring it from what sounded like a somewhat sordid history involving a bitter divorce and ex-wife selling a guy's stuff from under him while out of town or something... anyway, the result is that it is incomplete w/ no contact to who actually used it.

I have the top and hoops, but not the side channel hardware for mounting to the bedsides, or whatever the bracket is that the hoops mount to the channel (presumably this much was still on the guy's truck). I'm sure I can fab what is needed, but would be really helpful to see what all the pieces are.

Of course in the intervening decades, 90% of the interwebz has changed and few pic links work anymore. There are what would be some great threads here and on PBB but the pic are gone. Doh.
If anyone happens to have one of these, or knows somebody, or even where I can find good interior/frame mounting pics that would be greatly appreciated.

I also would be open to selling if I can get it completed... ironically as much as I love the top, my rear window motor is broken and the glass shattered so I actually need something like the newer KTT top.

Since everything in many threads are broken, here's what it looks like, stolen from another site:





This one gives a hint of the mounting.


I'm missing those downward straight poles and the brackets they connect to, as well as the long L-channel that he snaps are on.
I'd love to get pics of them.
Any leads appreciated. Given the state of info on these once I get started into this I feel somewhat obliged to continue a build/info thread to rebuild the Internet library.
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Can’t help but was it this one you picked up?
https://baltimore.craigslist.org/pts/6625342836.html

I thought about grabbing it but it was too incomplete for my skills to make it work.
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Yes, that's the one.
I have finally started the rebuild process. It's going to be more work than I had hoped.
I have started a thread on NC4x4, which I frequent a lot more than here
https://www.nc4x4.com/forum/general-tech.7/
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Originally Posted by RatLabGuy View Post
Yes, that's the one.
I have finally started the rebuild process. It's going to be more work than I had hoped.
I have started a thread on NC4x4, which I frequent a lot more than here
https://www.nc4x4.com/forum/general-tech.7/
your link got chopped off
https://www.nc4x4.com/forum/threads/...runner.187992/
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what exactly makes it the "holy grail" of tops? my softtopper looks loads better than this top to be honest, and it doesn't require your factory rear window to work. its possible that you could use the Softtopper hardware kit?
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I don't want to pile on but in terms of looks, I think my Kayline has them all beat. The poles look more robust on the Suntop so I'll give it that.
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Can-back for me!
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Originally Posted by Melrose 4r View Post
I don't want to pile on but in terms of looks, I think my Kayline has them all beat. The poles look more robust on the Suntop so I'll give it that.
didn't they got out of business
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Can-back for me!
their tops are kickass but cost a fortune
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Originally Posted by keycw View Post
didn't they got out of business
Here:
https://www.can-back.com/product-page/toyota-4-runner


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their tops are kickass but cost a fortune
High quality, I love it, but I'd not pay what they ask, mine came included with my 4R.
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Here:
https://www.can-back.com/product-page/toyota-4-runner




High quality, I love it, but I'd not pay what they ask, mine came included with my 4R.

yeah I knew canbak was available I was asking if kayline was still around. and yes, 2600 bucks seems a little ridiculous to me, even if it is high quality. you can buy a whole 4runner for that

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Yeah, Kayline is still a brand, I think, but don't make 4runner tops anymore.
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