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North Texas CJ6

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ojgrsoi, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2013
    ojgrsoi

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    I have been out of commission for a few months with shoulder surgery. I have worked on a few minor things: Seat adjuster for the driver, seat belts for the back seat and so on. I convinced my wife to sew up a safari top. I am using the bows and rods from the original top that came with it. They are from a tiger top. Thought the photos might tell a better story.
    First fit.
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  2. Nov 16, 2013
    ojgrsoi

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    Here is where we are now. Getting ready to install the front snap. After that will be the reinforcement (button holes) for the straps from the back bow to the tub. (while I am posting this I can hear my wife talking to the sewing machine upstairs. I bet we go out for dinner...)
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  3. Nov 16, 2013
    bkd

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    Have you got snaps at the rod behind the door opening?.......When I built my safari top for my 6 I used cinch straps in the back and center/ sides........The material stretches in the heat and the noise is almost unbearable on the road

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  4. Nov 16, 2013
    ojgrsoi

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    Yes. I plan for snaps on both bows on both sides. Further progress:
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    Hope to finish tomorrow.
     
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  5. Nov 17, 2013
    hudsonhawk

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    That looks really good. I need to drop by and see it sometime.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2013
    tarry99

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    Nice Job!..............and a very talented Lady.......where's the order form?
     
  7. Nov 17, 2013
    wuze

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    cool cj6....

    gerald
     
  8. Nov 17, 2013
    ojgrsoi

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    Thanks.

    Come by anytime, John.

    After this top I don't know if I will be able to get her to do anything jeep related. Of course she was kind of that way after she sewed the upholstery about 5 years ago. Once we get this complete I am going to convince her to do a half cab. we shall see if that works. :D
     
  9. Nov 18, 2013
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  10. Feb 9, 2014
    ojgrsoi

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    Today the skaters came on the Olympics. Sorry I just can't get into that. So I headed out to the garage.

    I have driven about 2-300 miles since getting registration (2 years or so). I noticed that the RF tire was wearing a little so I measured and set the toe-in today. I had never done that and thought it would be more difficult than it was. It was about 1" difference so I was able to get it to within tolerances. Hopefully that will help.

    Nothing new on the top. I am hoping to finish that soon.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2014
    73 cj5

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    Nice looking jeep.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2014
    rusty

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    Nice looking 6. You have done a fine job. Glad you still have it.
     
  13. Feb 10, 2014
    Philip-TX

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    Mark,

    I told my son to pause live TV for a little while......

    Then we can pick it back up and fast fwd through the figure skating and watch the commercials. :)
     
  14. Feb 10, 2014
    ojgrsoi

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    So true!

    If my wife sees enough skating she might agree to start working on the top. So for now she drives the remote.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2014
    ojgrsoi

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    Yesterday was pretty amazing. My wife sewed up the driver side to finish up the top. I am super pleased. I took it out today :driving:and it does not jump or make noise. I did switch back from wide bungee cords to fixed straps on the back. The bungee cords flexed allowing the rear bow to jump up and down.

    My original objective was to have a safari top just to keep the sun off. I think this did the trick. I used a tiger top frame including the iron bars from the middle bow to the windshield. She sewed a pocket for that rod.

    Sorry. I am having difficulty restoring this after the photobucket FIASCO.
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    On the center bow there are two 6" loops sewed in to keep the top from jumping up and down.

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    The rear bow has a pocket as well as a button hole type slot for the two straps in the rear. I tried a wide bungee cord here but it did not pass the wind test. You can also see the snaps installed at the front bow and windshield on this view.

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    Each side has a pocket sewn in the entire length of the top. I put a small steel rod in there to stiffen up the edge of the top. I don't know if I will retain the rods or get a wooden dowel. I am afraid the dowel would break where it flexes around the front bow.

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    Here are a few shots of the completed top. I think the most difficult part was not having a pattern to use. I sure have a great wife to work so hard on this. :)



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  16. Feb 16, 2014
    bkd

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    Very nice

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  17. Feb 17, 2014
    jbrucru

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    Awesome job on the 6! I've been following your build since you picked it up! Sorry I never made it over when I lived down in Ft Worth. Hopefully I'll have mine on the road again soon….
     
  18. Feb 17, 2014
    wuze

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    nice!
    a realy cool 6

    gerald
     
  19. Mar 21, 2014
    laipappy

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    Very nice. Why is there a front marker light only on the right?
     
  20. Mar 21, 2014
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    Very nice job, was wondering if there was any other dfw members.
     
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