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    Posted: 02 June 2019 at 11:59pm
Hello. I just bought the Pickett grey 1947 off BringaTrailer. Love it. Just got it delivered from Portland to Toronto. Arrived yesterday. 

I know very little about these vehicles, so please excuse any silly questions. The Jeep is in excellent condition. I spent the weekend checking it over. It’s perfect - other than a brake line that needs changing as well as the brake lights don’t seem to be working. 

I had one key question to ask.  I’d like to put a canvas roof on the truck. Any recommendations for suppliers? I guess I need to buy the frame and brackets, plus the canvas? Is this a DIY job? 

Very much appreciate any advice and guidance. Thank you. Gary

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Congratulations on your purchase! Welcome to the forum. Yes you will need to locate the hardware for a canvas top. They do offer repops from several suppliers, like Kaiser Willys, a canvas top can also be bought from several suppliers. JPet here on the forum makes outstanding canvas tops. DIY? Sure. Check out “Make your own canvas top” thread by JPet on the forum.Big smile

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Congrats and welcome Thumbs Up  Looks like a solid buggy-
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Many thanks. I'll reach out to some suppliers - and get the ball rolling.
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The brake light switch is mounted to the master cylinder, and is problematic. The currently available switches seem to have a short lifespan. They are easy to test, and a little tricky to replace due to the cramped location. I replaced mine a couple times, but then changed to a mechanical switch last year. 

Please post some photos!
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Look under this series of headings for top bow replacements made Lowenuf on this forum.


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I purchased a set and they were top quality and reasonably priced. You can contact him by private message if you want.
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Welcome to the page, gturner008!
There's a reason it's called Ol' Unreliable
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many thanks for the welcome. It’s now road legal and I’ve been ‘debugging’ it the last few days. Lots of little jobs. It’s running well 
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need pics gturner, love to see what people find out there,

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Check out BringaTrailer. It has all the details.
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link to Gary's Jeep pictures on Bring a Trailer 

Gary, that's a very nice looking Jeep you have.  Welcome to the CJ2A Forum.

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Did you have any trouble getting it safetied?
I wish people would quit hittin' me on the head. MQ
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Thanks Brian

Delighted to join the forum. The Jeep is just perfect for me (and my wife). 

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That is nice.
Welcome to the forum.
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Interesting would like to know more about it's time in Silverton beings I been here 61 years I wonder if I ever saw this jeep. Until the early 80' Silverton was less then 5000 pop.
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Welcome aboard Gary,nice looking CJ2A  .

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thank you so much for all the welcomes.

I’m afraid I don’t know any more history other than what was reported in the BaT listing. 

I had no trouble getting the safety cert. My local garage was very good about it. They sorted the brake switch out, and they passed it. 

Now enjoying some lovely Toronto weather with the Jeep
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