i thank you for the response and information...
i took down the top, removed the old paneling and replaced it with 1/4 ext
plywood. Then added four internal ridges crossways using 2"x3/4" aluminum
box pieces picked up from the local scrap yard for $3.00. I replaced all
hardware with stainless and new rubber gromets. The top is now back to
original shape with no sagging and has been remounted. looks great inside and
will not puddle water outside. I also replaced the nylon washers to the top
hinge pieces. So that is done.....
i thank you for the tire information; next stop Pep Boys....
i'll keep you posted as i make progress but am aware of the internal need
for structure support so am keeping as much as possible and will just
rebuild around existing left side cabinets and across the from major frame
My mountain man gear is mostly canvas and hides, with some metal stakes and
one metal stove, bulky but not very heavy...
Do you any idea what one of these would weight
when fully loaded and ready for the road??
i'll keep all posted as i make progress.
regards, jim in ramona