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post #1 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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CJ-7 cover

Can someone point me to a good cover for my Jeep.. I just bought a cover for the cab only and I noticed it pulled so tight that has left marks on the bottom from the plastic hooks. PIST!!!! Oh well, I think I want a full cover .. Any suggestions ?? THANKS

The place I bought my Jeep from does have one for 125.00 but not sure what brand....

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 03:44 PM
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All covers will be tight when new. You could put an extra "extension" hook wrapped in a rag for a while.
Yet, you still want a full cover. Sorry, I have no recommendations, wouldn't use one. They will rub the paint, till they stretch, and then maybe still some.
I like the cab cover idea.
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-06-2013, 07:13 PM
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What cover did you buy? The bestop one has adjustable webbing with wide plastic j hooks. wasn't excessively tight when new, but could be pulled snug enough with the adjustments that it would stay put

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post #4 of 13 Old 06-07-2013, 06:41 AM
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I had a cheapie from JC Whitney on my Jeep for about 3-4 years while it was in storage at the parents. It did the job. Started falling apart from the sun after that, but protected the Jeep for quite a while before it started tearing. Think it was $59 or $79

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post #5 of 13 Old 06-07-2013, 07:42 AM
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I run with mostly just a bikini top for the summer. Since we are transforming our 2 car garage into a family room I had to do extensive research on this subject. I just received my cover for my 1983 CJ7 this week from jeepcovers.com. I put it on yesterday as we are set to get a lot of rain here in New England. It took me about 5 minutes to get on the first time. Was a very straight forward install and so far it looks like it is keeping the rain out. It was around $125. Best of luck.
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-16-2013, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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I run with mostly just a bikini top for the summer. Since we are transforming our 2 car garage into a family room I had to do extensive research on this subject. I just received my cover for my 1983 CJ7 this week from jeepcovers.com. I put it on yesterday as we are set to get a lot of rain here in New England. It took me about 5 minutes to get on the first time. Was a very straight forward install and so far it looks like it is keeping the rain out. It was around $125. Best of luck.
Thxs and would you say it keeps all the water out when you mention the rain?
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-16-2013, 09:25 AM
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A long long time ago back in the 80's or 90's I picked up a form fitting cover from a place called All Fours in Kalamazoo Michigan. It had pockets for the mirrors and fit perfectly. But it was not made for outdoor use. I think it was a custom order, but found something like this on eBay which looks similar.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SmittyBilt-C...-/221019397883
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-16-2013, 06:09 PM
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Thxs and would you say it keeps all the water out when you mention the rain?
We have gotten a ton of rain the past few weeks since I got this cover and it has worked great! Well worth the money and I would highly recommend.
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-16-2013, 10:59 PM
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I haven't bought a cover in many years, but unless things have really changed, all the 100 or under covers only last about half a year to a year in the sun and rot apart.
Only the 300+ buck covers lasted and actually were rainproof.
AND the expensive ones don't scratch up the paint.

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-16-2013, 11:11 PM
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My wife bought me this one for my CJ5. It has the elastic along the bottom edge, so it won't blow away, but stays loose around the cab and body. My CJ5 stays under the carport so the cover is not exposed to heavy rain, so I'm not sure how it would hold up in those conditions.

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post #12 of 13 Old 07-08-2013, 01:26 PM
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I run with mostly just a bikini top for the summer. Since we are transforming our 2 car garage into a family room I had to do extensive research on this subject. I just received my cover for my 1983 CJ7 this week from jeepcovers.com. I put it on yesterday as we are set to get a lot of rain here in New England. It took me about 5 minutes to get on the first time. Was a very straight forward install and so far it looks like it is keeping the rain out. It was around $125. Best of luck.
Have you had any issues with the fit or the straps with this cover?
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-08-2013, 01:35 PM
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No issues at all. It is quick to put on and take off and keeps the inside dry.
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