I couldn't agree more! Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement. Can anyone recommend a supplier/type for the fabric (for the pop-up sections) as well as a gasket that seals the fabric sections to the camper? Thanks in advance.Really great. No offense to your considerable skills, but with some jsherb collaboration this design could be an entire segment in the Wrangler aftermarket. Great work, really looking forward to where this goes.
Thanks to everyone for all the info. I greatly appreciate it...For my Jeep-tub pop-up, I used a polyester coated fabric from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics. It's similar to Cordura, but polyester holds up better to UV exposure than nylon does. http://owfinc.com/fabrics.html Theyv'e got cordura as well and lots of other fabrics, click on "Polyester Coated" to see what I used, color is Taupe.
For the "covered wagon" top for my military replica trailer, I used Sunbrella fabric from Sailrite. Sunbrella is an acrylic designed for outdoor use and is very UV and fade resistant. It comes in many colors and patterns. I also buy many of my other sewing supplies from Sailrite, such as zippers, snaps, etc., and I highly recommend their Seamstick basting tape for putting seams together accurately.
Sailrite also sells several types of gasket for sealing canvas to a hard surface, check out their Marine Ultra Seal and Xtreme Seal. One thing about Sailrite is they do lots of instructional videos, so you'll find videos on how to use their weatherstrips, Seamstick, etc. on their site.