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post #1 of 5 Old 11-25-2019, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep factory "World Cab" hardtop for export

This probably qualifies in this area because while these hardtops were initially produced in the US, they were not sold here and were intended for export only.

In the 1980's Jeep produced what they called the "World Cab" hardtop, meant for export use. It was available for both the CJ-7 and the CJ-8 and was never sold in the US except for approximately 230 units on CJ-8's that went to the USPS in Alaska, these were known as "Alaskan Postals".

The World Cab was an all-metal hardtop, it shipped flat and bolted together in the destination country. Small numbers of them showed up in many countries, although they were most common in Venezuela and a few other South American countries, and were also manufactured in Israel as part of the "Storm" military Jeep there. The World Cab had a rear barn door for improved access to the cargo area, and because one of the options offered was troop-style seating in the back, which also accounts for the higher roofline.

This is a CJ-7 World Cab I found in Wales when I was living in London; I brought it back to the states and it's sitting on a TJ Wrangler in these photos.











This promotional photo was used in the UK, it shows the panel truck version (no side windows). It was called the "Safari Top" in the UK.






A pair of ads for the CJ-8 and CJ-7 versions, in these the panel truck version is called the 'van':




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great pics

BagusJeep lives in Bali with far too many 4x4s:
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The World Cab was produced into the YJ years in Venezuela, here are two YJ-L models (same length as the CJ-8).





A van version:



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A view of the troop seats inside a CJ-8 with a World Cab.



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This CJ-8 with a World Cab was my daily driver some years ago. It's an Alaskan Postal World Cab that somehow found it's way to the midwest, which is where I bought it. It had van sides so I added the windows.










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