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 Posted: 05-25-2008 08:06 pm
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dwalls1
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I guess everyone knows that the factory only put black tops or hoods on the J-H. I am going to replace mine and have been having unpure thoughts about ordering a color other than black. 17798 is white with the tan interior, my wife is partial to blue and I am leaning towards a color that would blend or contrast with the interior. Would we be committing a sacrelige if we didn't do black? Would we subject to ridicule and humiliation? Any feedback would be appreciated. Dale

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 Posted: 05-26-2008 02:47 pm
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I suspect the only top that actually fits properly is only available in black or tan. Get one from the club store and be happy.

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 Posted: 05-26-2008 03:45 pm
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Thanks Kurt! Your advice is probably right on, but I am inclined to live dangerously, so I'm going to pursue alternatives. Jim at Delta is looking into different colors from Robbins and I am not entirely disillusioned about other suppliers tops. I may end up with black vinyl in the end, but it is fun reviewing the samples and trying to picture what they would look like installed.  Thanks again, Dale 

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 Posted: 05-26-2008 03:55 pm
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I have a Tan Canvas Top from Robbins installed 3 years ( I was told other colors are available for a significantly higher price). I would say the canvas is of excellent quality and the fit is very good. It is not perfect as there is a small space left open on the right side window. Apparently, they didn't know about the light variations in side window shapes from model to model. It;s nothing big, but the gap is noticable. It may also br the fault of the installer, but as I have already stated the fit and finish of the rest of the top is great so it is no big deal to me.

 

 

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 Posted: 05-26-2008 04:09 pm
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And Thank You Sir,

      I was kinda leaning towards vinyl as my experience with canvas is that it shows the dirt really bad and doesn't clean up as easily as vinyl. The canvas does look great when it's clean. Also the touted longevity of canvas is not relative to the additional cost. IMHO I have not seen a J-H with any color top but black. Could you post some pics of yours? Thanks Again, Dale

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