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****Canvas maintenance **** OEM Soft Tops

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by JohnnyC, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    every true OEM canvas top i have seen...most every have the two seams down the top of the top...they may have ones with no seams...but have not seen any in pics from factory or from that era
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    Chad Smithson's ....previously Dave Reljic's true 7 window config top in vinyl...or did chad sell it? (edit :) ) now owned by our very own Mudder "Cruiser4life" nice rig :)
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    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    metalonmetal Rebuilding

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    do you think this is because of manufacturing costs? i've been pricing canvas rolls and see large jumps when asking for canvas wide enough to cover the whole width of the cab. any idea the distance between those two seams?
     
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    Trollhole THC Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Still around. UC member owns it. Nice cruiser.

    YouTube - North meets South UC Uwharrie part 1

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    ambi door with 2 side windows on both sides
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    sor rig with removable sides and rear panels...using twistlocks

    3 window config
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    I have used treating oil that we brushed onto the canvas. Interestingly it still soaked through the first time it got wet in the rain, but after that it tightened up (after drying) and never leaked again, even around the seams :beer:.
     
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    randy elkin's oem top 3 window config w/twist lock rear window
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    vinyl and a

    5 window config
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    if i were to guess it would be 36" (1 yard roll) with an inch and a half rolled over seam ...that would put the space between seams at 33"...i held that measurment up to my rig and it looks dead on. +/- 1/2 "
     
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    and some more fj43
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    more interior from ambi door oem top
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    This is a cool thread, I've been following it since you started it.

    I need to clean my OEM soft top and doors and that's how I stumbled onto this thread in the first place.

    Like you, I've been collecting lots of pics just to keep track of all the variations of the OEM soft tops.

    That is now my 40 in your post #22. Thanks for that first pic, I had not seen that one before!
     
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    TLC4x4 has this great lil cruiser for sale also :)

    note rivited windows
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    and a few more
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    stainless 40/45

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    I have just decided that this is the look I want for my bj42. Now who has one for sale. It has to have those cool rear doors. Just Like the red cruiser in the photos. Please email me
     
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    I agree with stainless, let me know where I an get a top like these!

    Thanks