Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Ralph » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 pm

Phil,
Batisti's seats seem to be the only sets which can be sourced with authentic (Repro) spring sets.That sets them apart from most, possibly all.I have seen them; about as good as they get.I understand lead time is sometimes long and price point is at the upper end.
There is,I believe, at least one G site member who may be prototyping a similar spring set with already authentic canvas but he can present his own case.
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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Chuck Lutz » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:03 pm

Currently Farrell Fox is making the most accurate canvas for your jeep. As of now, no Winter Tops are being offered that I know of. However, as noted above, Paolo Batisti is fabricating the "S" spring seats.

No on the Beachwood canvas as it is the wrong canvas, color and hardware. They are a good option for the price. WeeBee is a better product but the fasteners/hardware may not be available.

Can't comment on others except to say that I have no experience with them.
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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:20 pm

My experience is the smaller the ad, the better the canvas.
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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:30 pm

Chuck Lutz wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Currently Farrell Fox is making the most accurate canvas for your jeep. As of now, no Winter Tops are being offered that I know of. However, as noted above, Paolo Batisti is fabricating the "S" spring seats.

No on the Beachwood canvas as it is the wrong canvas, color and hardware. They are a good option for the price. WeeBee is a better product but the fasteners/hardware may not be available.

Can't comment on others except to say that I have no experience with them.
Am confused, you commented on the most accurate but couldn't comment on the others as you have no experience with them. :wink: You still are pretty good at Jeeps tho.
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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Congné » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Probably, there is not one best but some good ones.
Thanks for contributions guys.
Do not hesitate to comment with pictures and please mention the web links or business card of the suppliers that you know.

For me, what is important is the correct and authentic details & the color.

Regarding color, what do you think about that :
Dying woven cotton canvas, a natural product, is like staining a wood such as spruce. Spruce when cut from the core of the tree will stain lighter than when cut from the outer circumference....thus a headache for guys building kitchen cabinets trying to get all of the cabinet parts to match. The same goes for dying cotton. Cotton will take a dye in various ways depending on many factors such as the tightness of weave of canvas, thickness of the cotton, yarns and geographic source of the raw cotton. Resultantly the incoming shades of canvas vary quite a bit.

This makes me a bit frightened because I have the color that I wish in mind but it seems that we can have quite of lot of surprises once receiving our order.

At last, what about the market price for a cushion set and for a summer top ?


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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by jkillelea » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:25 pm

You might request a sample from each supplier of their cotton to see for yourself. I'm sure they would do it.

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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Congné » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:46 pm

Will do
Already received a sample from Beachwood and from John & Mary
Will chase the other ones

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