WC51 Winter top with doors

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WC51 Winter top with doors

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Anyone know of a manufacturer that makes quality winter tops and doors for the WC51 series of trucks ? Thank you. Rob
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Re: WC51 Winter top with doors

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Again my Lord am I invisible to this Forum ? No one answers questions here lol.
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Re: WC51 Winter top with doors

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Can't help with a winter kit I'm afraid, but the forum is much more quiet these days. I'm not sure how many people still use it.

I made a set of 'field-mod' doors, using the metal hinge pieces from the undersized Norwegian doors that I got with the truck.
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Re: WC51 Winter top with doors

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Thank you for the reply, forgive my attitude. Hope this forum picks up, I have received so much great information over time. That cab set up looks really well done !
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Re: WC51 Winter top with doors

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I have had a few of the all metal arctic cabs. made in WA and NY for the Korean war. can find them for 500 or less as they aren't very popular. funny looking but work great. drove mine year round so installed in the fall and removed in the spring. come apart in 4 sections. i called mine the offroad phone booth.
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Re: WC51 Winter top with doors

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Kaegi

Back on Oct. 11, 2014 I posted a for sale post for winter top bows.
Search "Winter Cab Top Bow Set for sale"
The post had pictures of bow set you need, pretty sure I purchased them from VPW back in the early 2006.
I also had a couple of winter cab sets over the years, one a took apart for the canvas, and door hinges for use on my CC.
The other one I sold.
Purchased them from members on this site.
Never heard or saw any of the canvas makers selling them.
They were surplus from the Korean War, not WW2.
The one thing I liked about them was being able to store the doors in a pouch located on the roof, outside on the cab.
The one part which I could never find was a bracket to hold the rear bows behind the seats
Airborne Bob sent me a detailed drawing the the brackets, a search on this site should find that drawing.
I just used two bow corners bolted to the rear floor which worked ok.
I did see one on Ebay a year or two back.
GG

PS
I may have a few pictures on an old computer showing the winter cab installed, would take some time to find them.
Let me know if you want me to search.
Also I think there is a Tech Manual for the top, but I can not find my copy.
1942 WC 58
1950 Dodge B2B
1950 CJ3A
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