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Jeep Tops - Past and Present - A Partial List

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Dave B, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Oct 13, 2017
    Glenn

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    I haven't paid attention to the new ones, but some of the old hardtops definitely had way too small windows. I've often wondered if it was because of the cost difference, was a square foot of glass that much more expensive than a square foot of sheet metal?

    I do realize that back then pennies could make a difference in affordability.
     
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  2. Oct 13, 2017
    fhoehle

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    That is a good possibility. (profit) It seems like the 40s and 50s era Jeeps had tiny windows in the aftermarket hard tops, but as things went into the 60s and 70s the windows got bigger.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2017
    sterlclan

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    Specialty top company out of Denver. Just got a soft top it’s from stc anybody have any information?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2017
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Kelly hardtop on a 1959 CJ5
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  5. Dec 31, 2017
    SKT

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  6. Feb 24, 2018
    SKT

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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Kelly "Bonanza" Hardtop on a 1972 CJ5

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  10. Jul 17, 2018
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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  11. Nov 21, 2018
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Turned this Porter & Reed half cab up while looking for bed extension ideas.
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  12. Dec 7, 2018
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Unknown mfg. on a 1970 CJ5 ***edit--a Kayline Luxair top --thanks to jpflat2a & post #203 for the ID.

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  13. Dec 17, 2018
    ojgrsoi

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  14. Feb 1, 2019
    BadGoat

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    Does anyone have more info on the top shown in posts 33 and 57? I have one just like it that came with my 1965 CJ5a.

    Mike
     
  15. Feb 2, 2019
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Internet search suggests it's a Kelly Cab--but there's no sure proof with identifying tags
     
  16. Mar 15, 2019
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    fhoehle

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    Looks like somebody saw a ballooning soft top and thought "What a great idea for a hardtop!"
     

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