Jeep Tops - Past and Present - A Partial List

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  1. Jan 28, 2016
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Jeep tops - Past and Present - A Partial List starting date -1/28/16


    Purpose: Nothing more than to provide names of Manufacturers and Suppliers of Jeep tops.

    Edit: As a sticky this thread has become a place for sharing Jeep top photos and info.

    Incomplete knowledge regarding offering of: h = hard-top / s = soft-top / c= currently available

    1. (h) Meyers Cabs (See post #20, 70, 71, 127)

    2. (h) Koeing Iron Works – Jiffy Cabs, Super Cabs (see post #4, 32, 40, 73, 119, 152, 154, 169)

    3. (h) Reinforced Plastics corp. - Vineyard Haven, MA. (see post #37)

    4. (h) Carcraft - Carson Machine & Supply Company , Oklahoma City , OK (post #50, 168)

    5. (h) King Top – by Top King Fiberglass Co. - Fresno, CA (see post #161)

    6. (h) V-7 Body Works - Chicago, IL (see post # 162)

    7. (h) Worman Jee-cab- Toledo, OH (see post #39, 85)

    8. (h) Blue Star aluminum top - Blue Manufacturing Company (see post #35, 45)

    9. (h) Contourtop Hardtop (see post #51)

    10. (h) Kelly Cabs – Charleston, WV - Fab/Mfg..- Middleport, OH ( post #33, 96, 99, 137, 150, 151, 160)

    11. (h) Kemco – believed to stand for Kelly Equipment Manufacturing Company

    12. (h) Beck -D. L. Beck Mfg. - Middleport, Ohio (See post #34)

    13. (h) Acme (see post#89, 90)

    14. (h) Porter & Reed Tailored Tops --aluminum-- Wellington, Kansas

    15. (h) Steel Horse

    16. (h) Orrville Products, Inc. Orrville Body Co., 1921-1966; Orville Products Inc. div of Meyer Products Co.,1966-1977; Orville Products Inc. div. of Meyer Products Co (Louis Berkman Co.), 1977-2002; Orrville, Ohio

    17. (h) Metro Engineering & Mfg. - Detroit Michigan - Arctic Top - civilian

    18. (hc) Rally Tops - Los Angeles, California USA

    19. (h & s) Willys-Overland - Canvas Top -Cab Closure-Hard Top (military)

    20. (h) Station Wagon Bodies– Station Wagons, Inc. - Cleveland, OH

    21. (h) Woody Wagon Package - Canell Enterprises – Jersey City, NJ
    22. Autodyne - Fullerton, CA (see post 155, 156)

    23. Automotive Fiberglass - Fresno, CA (see post 164)

    24. Reinforced Plastics Corp. - Vineyard Haven, MA.

    mostly Soft tops (below)

    1. (s) Whitco – White Automotive Corp. - Colorado Springs, CO (page 7, post #124)

    2. (s) Dualmatic- Longmont, CO (page 7, post #123)

    3. (s) Kayline (page 4, post #72; also--page 7, post #125 & 126)

    4. (s) STC/Specialty Top Company

    5. (s) Mopar

    6. (s) Panorama

    7. (s) Montgomery Wards

    8. (sc & h) Sears --past=Allstate - aluminum (see pg. 4, post #63; pg. 5, post #100)

    9. (sc) Beachwood-- canvas

    10. (sc) RT OFF-ROAD

    11. (sc) Weebee Webbing - canvas military tops

    12. (sc) New Life Resources – canvas tops

    13. (sc) Willys Canvas Tops – Colombia, S.A.

    14. (sc) Pavement Ends

    15. (sc) Rugged Ridge

    16. (sc & h) Smittybilt

    17. (sc) Rampage

    18. (sc) Bestop - Louisville, CO
    19. (s) Husky (page 5, post #86)

    20. (s) Harris w/fiberglass doors (page 7, post #130)

    – No attempt to recognize half cabs.

    -No attempt to state who bought out who or to share of inter-related ownership.
     
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  2. Jan 29, 2016
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    Early Koenig-

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  5. Jan 29, 2016
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    The "World Cab" on a CJ7 --- For this styling and photos--search World Cab -- also Overlander, and Safari Hard Top
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    Nice job. Good researching.
     
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    Is that a scrambler?
     
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Thanks for the question. Well, where the photo is from said CJ7-- and I so liked the look I jumped to that conclusion. Looking more closely at the top in question--it states- Overlander.

    Here's the best I could do, so far, regarding the CJ7 and the CJ8 top. Most internet sources on like images say the rig in question is a CJ8 Scrambler.

    --"Jeep also produced all-metal World Cab tops for the CJ-7 with the same big swinging rear door, but these are much more rare in the US than the CJ-8 World Cabs."-- (There's a Jeep ad for the CJ7 World Cab)
    --"Both CJ-8 and CJ-7 World Cabs were produced in pretty good quantities in Venezuela"--
    --"My CJ8 Overlander (Australia) has the tin top."--

    There's a site out there with 471 pages on the styling -- I quit! :D
     
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    I know of at least two Jeeps in my area that has this builder make this top for their Jeeps.
    Drive to Fresno and leave the Jeep there for a week or two.
    They had to make their own doors.


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    Check out ebay item #181965255331. It is just the top of a CJ5 metal hardtop, but I can't make out the manufacturer name embossed in the photo. It doesn't look like anything on the list yet.
    -Donny
     
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    Mark Wahlster

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    Your list is missing the Boston Top made by New England Willys


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    Recently one of these has been discussed on a CJ2A facebook page. Guy didn't know what it was I spotted the suicide doors and the Boston is the only Top I knew of with the Suicide doors.
     
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Mark, because your post #12 got me looking--- CJ5 TankTop Hardtop with Suicide Doors = A hard-top by TankTop
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    aallison

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    I like the list but I really like having the picts to go with the list.
     
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    I love all of the conveniences of my hardtop, but looking at all of the different pictures sure makes me miss the days of rolling up the sides and back of the soft top. :(
     
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    WadeS

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    A little off the topic but this was stapled to my nos Whitco.
    It's the instructions and a tube of zipper wax. Kinda cool image.jpg
     
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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Cab Type -Model Numbers - Approx. #
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