I've got a factory hard top which has no windows in it - intention is to cut it up and make it half the size. Not sure yet whether I'll be taking it to a boat yard / bodykit place or doing it myself as a teach-myself-fiberglass-work project.
I want to use an extra large aftermarket sunroof / H2 factory sunroof. In the dunes we are looking up through the roof quite a bit when going up / down the big slopes. I normally have the soft top back.
I don't want a spoiler type sunroof because it would interfere with a roof rack. For this reason the "half cab" will still extend backwards behind the front seats, looking a little bit like the sound bar on the back of my Bestop Halftop. This gives the sunroof somewhere to go.
Secondly, when we're in crowded areas I drop the rear window so I can hear what's behind me on a slope, so that I just stop if I don't make it all the way to the top. If it's clear, we swing a u-turn and come down again.
So I guess what I'm saying is even though it looks like I've watched a bit too much pimp my ride - these things are born out of necessity.
Here's the first concept sketch:
What I'm looking for now is if anyone's seen / read any articles from the sport truck / hot rod scene on installing a drop-down window where there used to be a fixed window. That's the major obstacle.
P.S. I live in Dubai so if this thing leaks it's not exactly a big deal