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post #1 of 19 Old 07-05-2002, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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does anyone know of a maker of hardtops for cj-5's?the winter wheeling is great but a hard top would be nice.i have seen a few homemade jobbies but no real good ones.


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To my knowledge no one makes them anymore /Acme used to make them but I do belive they have quit production . I have a cj 5 top and doors by Acme if you want to see what they look like .Thanks ,Greg

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thanks greg-i would like to see the pictures.where do i find them?getting the hard top is aways down the road but if i find one sooner......
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I emailed ya a pic let me know if you want any others .Sorry I only had the one in the system .

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Just a thought would a half cab (like they make for the srambler work? you would have to fab. your own doors though. might look cool?! has anybody done this?
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hey,thanks greg.that top doesn't look bad at all.the others i have seen were very square and rough looking.you said acme used to make them?if they don't have a web site do you possibly have an address or phone #?thanks again for the help.

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I think there is a company called AJ's in New Jersey that sells them. If you have a pre-76 CJ5 I heard that you can buy a windshield frame for a 76 or newer CJ5 and the hardtop will work. I think there in the neighborhood of 2500.00 though.
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i just got done looking at one on this website...http://aj.testing.chilitech.net/disp...p.aspx?gid=152
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Just a thought would a half cab (like they make for the srambler work? you would have to fab. your own doors though. might look cool?! has anybody done this?
They made half cabs for 5's. They are rare, but they did make them. Saw one go on e-bay a couple weeks ago for over a grand.
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The half cabs was actually a steel top that was welded on. It was offered in the early 60s I believe.

I made a CJ5 hard top by cutting a CJ7 hard top down. You want to get one of the tops that is single wall. I took about 10" out of the middle. I also took CJ7 (or YJ?) fiberglass doors and cut the bottoms to fit my 5. It's far from perfect but neither is my 5. I still have some tweaking to do before next winter comes around. To do something like this, you want to find a damaged one that someone will give away. That keeps the investment down.

It wasn't too hard but it was a lot of work.

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The half cabs was actually a steel top that was welded on. It was offered in the early 60s I believe.

I made a CJ5 hard top by cutting a CJ7 hard top down. You want to get one of the tops that is single wall. I took about 10" out of the middle. I also took CJ7 (or YJ?) fiberglass doors and cut the bottoms to fit my 5. It's far from perfect but neither is my 5. I still have some tweaking to do before next winter comes around. To do something like this, you want to find a damaged one that someone will give away. That keeps the investment down.

It wasn't too hard but it was a lot of work.
The half cab I saw was a removable. Worked just like a CJ8 top. Also, can you post some pics of your modified top?
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Early CJ-5 steel full and half cabs are removable. If it was welded on it wasn't originally that way.

There's also a few Early 5 fiberglass tops out there, had one, wish I still had it. :roll:

For later CJ-5's watch E-bay, there was an ACME 1/2 cab a couple months ago. Some full tops more commonly.

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theres a company called rally tops that still make them
www.rallytops.com
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That is a pretty good price for a brand new hardtop.

The most common used hardtop I see are the old Meyer ones. Note: they were a dealer option for the pre-76 CJ5s. Post-76 CJ5s did not come with a hardtop from the dealer, and have a different windsheild and it takes some tinkering to get them to fit correctly. The ACME ones are also pretty common. They look much more modern then the Meyer ones, but the windows are fixed.
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i just got done looking at one on this website...http://aj.testing.chilitech.net/disp...p.aspx?gid=152
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