Arctic Top Extras?

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by adams77, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Dec 3, 2017
    adams77

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    My arctic top has a bracket that looks factory, if not then it was welded very well (aluminum).

    Any idea what the bracket and the hole next to it were for?

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  2. Dec 3, 2017
    adams77

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    Side note,

    Does anyone know of a place to get new window gaskets for the hardtop glass?
     
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    Walt Couch

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    Window glass comp had my windshield gasket material and your top windows should be about the same stuff. The glass place said it was typical auto glass seal.
     
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    Glenn

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    I doubt that bracket is factory. If it was the mounting surface would be in line with looking like the rest of the top and not just added on. The hole could be factory but I wouldn't know what for.

    The bracket looks to me like something you would wind something like a rope or a hose on to hold it.
     
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    Twin2

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    the hole and bracket , wonder if it was a 110V ventilation fan . like ones used an electrical cabinets . or some kind of light
     
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    adams77

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    I have only seen the arctic tops on M38A1's so I thought it may be some sort of military attachment.

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    NCRenII

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    Ham antenna mount?
     
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    Keys5a

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    I have that same top (only 1200 miles away) and it does not have that bracket, or the round hole. Its possible there is a blanking plate over the hole. I'll try to ask my brother to check out if there is the round hole on the back side.
    The glass gasket is the same profile as the windshield and is common. It is the two-piece gasket with the locking strip.
    -Donny
     
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    adams77

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    I love the look and construction of the aluminum top but I hate that there is no lift gate!
     
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    Glenn

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    I'll bet with reasonable effort you could take that section out and turn it into a lift gate, hinges, supports and a latch or latches plus maybe some metal for edge trim and a formed piece to cover the top of the tail gate would pretty much do the job.
     
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    Steele Rubber. They have all kinds.
     

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