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'nuther soft top question...

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Dondo, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Nov 10, 2004
    Dondo

    Dondo These are my good pants..

    Hutchinson, Kansas
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    Just read a couple of threads about soft tops. I'm needing to get one. It looks like everyone kinda likes the Supertop with rails -vs- the Besttop with snaps. I'm wanting a tan/spice color top to fit on a '53 round fender M38-A1. I'm guessing that just about any early CJ-5 top will most likely work. Poking around, I see that most places sell tops for '55 CJ-5. I haven't actually found a specific top just for a '53 M38-A1. Are there some things I should measure before I order a top? I do have the channel on the windshield. The PO had a top with snaps on it. I filled in most of the holes when I was doing bodywork, therefore, I'm really leaning towards the extra money for a rail type top.

    What say ye?

    :)
     
  2. Nov 10, 2004
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

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  3. Nov 10, 2004
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Uh...hold onto your wallet if you call Beachwood. I'd try New Life Resources first: NLRM@together.net.

    For comparison, the canvas I paid NLR $175 for Beachwood lists for $800... :shock:
     
  5. Nov 10, 2004
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Derek's page points that out too. ;)
     
  6. Nov 10, 2004
    Dondo

    Dondo These are my good pants..

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    Good stuff.

    Thanks everyone.
     

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