Bikini Help - Rather than drill holes in my bed for the "footmen"
required to anchor the back half of my bikini top, I came up with a
better idea. Last year I wrapped the straps around the rollbar, but that
didn't work great.. it was hard to get tight, and didn't stretch the
bikini like it should. So, instead, this year I bought some Chain
Connectors.. similar to the ones you use to keep your Dog close by.
Caribeaners would work even better, but I didn't have any at the time. I
then took some ordinary cotton rope, made a loop on each end, then put
one end around a hardtop mount bolt, and the other around the
Caribeaner. (Or, think an O ring) then I ran teh nylon webbing from the
bikini through the caribeaner, and tightened it up. The top stretches
back farther, stays taught much easier, no new holes in my Scout, and all
is well. Ideally I wanted to find a short nylon strap with
grommets in both ends.. big enough for the bolt, but not the 1/2" head of
the hardtop bolts, and also big enough that the nylon webbing from the
bikini would fit through nicely. Essentially, we're building an
"extension" for the bikini top, so it can reach back to the hardtop bolts.
I know these pics don't show much, but they were done on a rainy day
in my garage, with little light and my QuickCam.. better'n nothing. I'll
get some better, more detailed pics when I get my Scout back from the
rust-shop and pull the top off again.