If you find a decent top in a boneyard - consider yourself lucky. Not the direction I would take for several reason - the least of which is the fabric itself tends to harden over time - and although it may have been a perfect fit on the donor frame and vehicle - it probably won't on yours so you could end up spending 2-3 hundred and still have a "junk" top. That first stretch in is what makes the top or breaks the job! Too much stretch and your top will seep - too little and it will flap and rip - and once it hardens in that stretch it is a forever deal so moving it to another frame could leave it over or under stretched. Go with a new top. Maybe find the frame at a boneyard or craigslist, ebay etc... but I would be leery of buying someone else's problems.
I had to replace my buddy's mopar top when I took his 6'6" TJ under a 6'5" tree limb (bounced the wrong way and went under the limb).
I paid just over 3 for the whole thing (sides, back, top and boot) minus frame. I also tore one of the tension straps so had to re build the frame - about 30.00 parts/supplies and two hours time to realign it and rivet the new tension straps in correctly. The top I used was a bestop for OEM frame and it went on real nice. Took two of us to latch it down the first time - but after a week in the sun it became a one man job to put it down or raise it up. After three years it has weathered better than the oem top - still a nice deep charcoal rather than faded greyish...
EDIT: Chrome 20's? Really? Do they keep spinning when you stop?
J Wm Bishop EA, ASADE
The wagon should, of course, be as light as possible, but strength should not be sacrificed to lightness, for on any but the regularly traveled roads, the wagon will get many a
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