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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by airborne-53 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:13 am

hello
all french made , canvas is not similar to us made
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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 am

Note the European font and burlap like European canvas.
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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by Hammerhead » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:20 pm

ANY canvas side doors for the CCKW are hard to find. These left ones are valuable. Back when I was looking for a set, I found a right one and it was a couple of years later that I found a left one! Someone needs those left doors!!
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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:28 am

Hand signals. It's a lot of work to recover the Open Cab CCKW Doors, and many Rivets involved. To convert to RH, new hinges will be needed to fabricate.
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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by retro-roco » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:30 am

Not so sure those are all lefts...now that I'm on my second cup of Joe, I'm seeing more clearly now. Nevermind!
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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:57 am

I see all Left Hands, ( there is no doubt, been seeing them for 6+ Decades).
LH have hand signal hole, RH do not. Look carefully at the hinges and compare hinges of the examples, LH and RH Hinges are mirror images. I haveone NOS Set of GI ISSUE Doors for a future Open Cab stored in my CCKW Treasure Chest.. :wink: .

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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:07 am

You will have to make new RH Upper and Lower Hinges.RH Doors do not have the opening for hand signals.
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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:32 pm

Yes.
Russ Jones (Off Road Floater) used to fabricate Hinges whenever we made NOS door over with new GI Canvas and windows.
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Re: Question about the soft top doors on a CCKW...

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:34 pm

I think Russ and I spent over $250-$300 per set to have new doors with overage canvas redone. IComplete disassembly uinvolving rivets, new GI Issue correct duck, quality vinyl and a lot of skil was involved, but worth every nickel. The cost of a set of NOS Doors to rebuild was not included in the cost of rebuilding.
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