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Cj5 Rear Bow Pockets

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by mickeykelley, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Dec 18, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    For those who may be looking for replacement rear bow pockets, Brian (metalshaper) has just recreated them. The ones that Walcks has are really for the 2a and 3 and are slightly different. One of mine was home made by the PO and the other in horrible shape. My understanding is he plans to make as ordered.
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    I got my set of these in and they are perfect. His work is outstanding and I would highly recommend these for anyone looking for a set of accurate reproductions. I'm not sure of the exact price since I got them along with some of his $32/qt steering box lub. I'm guessing somewhere around $50 a set but contact him for exact pricing. All I can say is they were exactly what I was looking for.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019
    RedWing

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    What years used these brackets? I've got a 71, but it doesn't appear as though it ever had them?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    My understanding is that they were an option at some point. I think in the 50's they were standard, then became optional in the 60's.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019
    Keys5a

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    It appears that sometime around the 1966 model year the factory welded on rear bow pockets disappeared. 1965s have them, and maybe early '66s. Some aftermarket tops included them to be screwed on for their application.
    The snorkel cutout on the hood also disappeared around this same time.
    -Donny
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    I may or may not ever really use them in the future but they just look right being there. The PO had a homemade 2/4 and sheet metal rigid top with pipes that went down to them. It was way too much weight for the factory bow pockets, hence them being destroyed. Plus it really made the jeep top heavy. Was a buggar getting off.
     

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