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Soft Top Differences

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by termin8ed, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Mar 24, 2020
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    For those of you that know the intermediates from the earlys...

    I have what i thought was a soft top to fit my 69.-the tan top. The black one came off the 70 i picked up in the fall. It looks like the tan top has quite a bit more angle than the black doors.

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    Keys5a

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    I thought the windshield raked back more starting in 1976, like your tan door shows.
    -Donny
     
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    Twin2

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    to my knowledge . 76 and later the windshield leans farther back
    and narrower on top . as to tops fitting
     
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    Glenn

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    Agree with Donny and Ron, '55 to '75 tops were the same, providing the windshield is stock. Your door certainly isn't for those years.
     
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    rusty

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    Glenn is correct.
     
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    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    76?
    I knew that but was thinking 72-75 for some reason.

    Ok, so the tan top will be for a 76 up. Any way for it to work on mine or do i need to keep looking? The black top is pretty crusty and brittle. Doors and windows would be good probably but the top itself is toast.
     
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    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    Actually that explains a little. The tan door did seem to be bowed in more than the flatter black one. Thought it was just bent a little. And got the front of the top in the chanel on the windshield. Looked like it might have shrunk a little.
     
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    Glenn

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    Keep looking is your best choice.
     
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    colojeepguy

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    You'd have to use a 76-up windshield frame.
     
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    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    Thats what i was afraid of.


    At least i have the hardware now:D



    Anyone know if the side windows and tailgate section would fit between the 2? Or is it all different? This would be for the supertop
     
  11. Mar 25, 2020
    termin8ed

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    Thought id post a couple more pictures if it helps anyone in the future
    The tan top is too short from side to side at the windshield

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    The black door fits propperly. The tan doors have too much angle so there was a gap at the top of the windshield
     
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    timgr

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    Piling on - tan top is for a '76 or newer.
     
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    Twin2

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    one other note as to the later top
    the top seam doesn't fit like the earlys
    it has a channel that screws to top of windshield frame
     
  14. Mar 25, 2020
    termin8ed

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    Forgot about that. Yes(y)
     

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