Jeep Tops - Past and Present - A Partial List

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

  1. Oct 7, 2016
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Thought this deserved photo preservation. A '44 GPW with custom top/body work-- said to be made from two Dodge pickups.

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  2. Oct 10, 2016
    timgr

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    Seems there was a fad in the 50s to put pickup cabs on Jeeps. I think there was a Mechanix Illustrated or Popular Mechanics article back then that showed how to do it. I've never seen one of these in person, but I've seen pictures of at least a half-dozen different Jeeps done this way.

    A few more examples ...
    1946 CJ-2A/Ford/Studebaker Omak, WA $2500
    Year? CJ-3A El Paso, TX $1800
    1953 CJ-3B Golden, CO $2700
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2016
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    Good Job Dave .......Nice Pictorial
     
  4. Oct 12, 2016
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    Looks like a pregnant Volkswagen. I always wanted to use that phrase. My Dad used it a lot.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2016
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    SKT I Like CJ's...

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    I have this top and I am trying to find out what it is. Fiberglass roof but very heavy steel. Anyone know the manufacturer.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2016
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    Here's another one for the record... I still can't find out exactly what it is. It's aluminum and held together with hundreds and hundreds of machine screws and nylocks.

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  9. Nov 11, 2016
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    ACME ? hardtop
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    The Bottom photo above............. for sure is ACME the top photo I don't think so.................


    Early Acme on my old CJ5
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  11. Nov 21, 2016
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    Nope, that is a TJ Unlimited with a custom made Overlander/World Cab like top. Note the rear bumper and TJ steps. That guy makes some cool, very cool one off fiberglass molds, then sells the molds to others that will market and sell them retail.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2016
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Well, there is definitely confusion as to what the two CUSTOM jeeps are which are pictured in post #26. Again, be sure to note there are two jeeps and not three. The LJ is a custom--The grille is a factory grille from an '83 CJ-7; the fenders, hood and cowl panel are custom fiberglass designed to integrate the CJ grille with the TJ/LJ body lines.

    The Scrambler (incorrectly said to be a CJ7) originating from post #5 is custom as well. See post #25 for more info.

    Now, my info. is not first-hand knowledge--so I may just be adding confusion:)
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  13. Nov 23, 2016
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    Don't remember seeing this one in our list. And I like this one. Looks futuristic. Especially for the time.

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    Saw it over at eWillys. That place can be a real time suck.
     
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  20. Feb 16, 2017
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Sears hard tops --also see page 4; post #63 for Sears soft tops

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