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Bracket to Bow Help

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by johnny and sandy, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Mar 28, 2012
    johnny and sandy

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    Hi just me again Jon
    Does anyone have any photos of how the top bows attach to this type of bracket? Also is this the original type of bracket? Thanks again.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    Glenn

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    I've not seen those before, what kind of bows do you have?
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    ojgrsoi

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    I don't know what type of top this is. It is not the original top. It has no place to connect side or rear windows. You can see the bows are flattened on the end and are drilled for the bolt. I don't own this anymore so these are the best photos I can find. But the brackets are identical to the first post.
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  4. Mar 29, 2012
    johnny and sandy

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    Thanks the last photo is what I was looking for thanks again Mark. And I do think that it is the original type bows.
    “I mean that’s boos, like really groovy man” SMILE :shock:
     
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    '74Renegade

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    Those brackets look like standard marine style Bimini top brackets.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2012
    johnny and sandy

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    For what its worth.
    Note: that the snaps on Marks top match the original existing snaps on the body. I belive that its the origainal jeep Whitco tops
    I know that my Kayline top from the late 1960s-early 1970s do not use the original snap locations
     
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    Wirework

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    Hi. i'm doing a 1969 frame off MD Juan body swap out and I saw your note about snap locations. do you happen to know if the snaps were provided by Jeep, and are the locations "standard"?
    Thanks.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2016
    WadeS

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    image.jpg Whitco snap locations differed somewhat with later model
    They added an extra side snap on the later models. I would say 70 and up.
    But the corners and back were the same
    The top on the red jeep does very much look like a Whitco to me. Hardware I've never seen thou.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2016
    WadeS

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    Actually after a closer look at the photos. I think it's a homemade top.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2016
    Keys5a

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    That is one fine looking '66(?) CJ5 you have pictured, and with the whitewalls and optional Tux turbine hubcaps,its pretty distinguished looking.
    -Donny
     
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    jeepers1969

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    I have a nos Whitco soft top on my 68 CJ5 and the bow brackets on the body are like those pictured, cast iron, bows have flattened ends and are fastened to bracket with a bolt. Years ago (1974) I installed a new Whitco on a Jeep I had at the time and by that time the bow brackets had been changed to stamped sheet metal but functioned the same.
     
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