"Top Bow" Products for the
Early Willys CJ-2A 4WD Models!
Restoring a vintage Willys or Jeep CJ
4x4 model was once relatively easy. Each vintage civilian Jeep had its parallel military model. The first
CJ-2A models ran down the Willys assembly lines next to the last WWII MB models. The CJ-3A had its parallel in the
M38 military Jeep, while the earliest CJ-5 was inspired by the M38A1. All of this meant that there were abundances
of NOS and surplus parts available for restorers.
Surplus pieces and precise, OEM quality U.S.-built replacement
parts assured early Jeep restorers of parts. Like every other commodity, eventually the spare parts got
scarcer, however—or unreliably built. That has been true of many Jeep replacement parts from the last decades,
where off-shore replication and poor build standards have cast doubt on the quality of replacement
Another issue is authenticity. Often, replacement parts "fit" but do not
match the original blueprint design or appearance.
Filling the quality void, Michael Myers is among a new crop of
historically aware, innovative parts suppliers. His Top Bows products reflect a keen commitment to original Willys
design and intent. These parts are U.S.-built to the highest design and materials standards, and they match OE
parts in appearance.
At the 2011 Midwest Willys Reunion, an interview with Michael Myers
revealed just how detailed one can get about early Willys canvas tops and bows. His replica products follow factory
prints and bulletins to furnish customers with precisely the appearance and function of a new, 1945-48 CJ-2A Jeep
top. Join us in this interview and learn about the earliest civilian CJs—and their unique
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