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1975 AMC Jeep Cover-Ups Brochure

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UPDATE: Barney corrected me. The tops in the first brochure were Whitco tops.

I bought this hoping for more Bestop info (thinking they were Bestop tops), but Bestop isn’t mentioned in this brochure at all.  I’m guessing the date of 1975 based on the fact that I don’t see any later dates on ‘the facts’ list.

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8 Comments on “1975 AMC Jeep Cover-Ups Brochure

  1. Barney Goodwin

    These are Whitco . Whitco was the factory vendor and dealer auth accessory for CJ and Commando from the mid 60s forward. The rear, one light window dates these 2 to at least 1974 (as do the smaller mirrors) when they switched from the 3-light rear window. A very good product, but so much improved when Bestop came out with the rail system to eliminate the snaps. The safari feature was so neat in appearance! Whitco also had a full-length safari bikini that used the existing top bows. We have one on our 71 at this time. The larger left side mirror on the yellow one was left over from 73.

  2. Barney Goodwin

    Wanted to add also: Bought a 73 CJ new loaded up with the top, carpet kit and the swing tire rack. Hated that rack as it squeeked constantly and no amount of adjustment would eliminate it. But very popular today when people can find them.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Thanks for the additional info Barney. Much appreciated! I’ve updated the post.

    – Dave

  4. Allan J. Knepper

    Totally off topic……I LOVE all the plaid !! My wife is putting together a photo album for our daughter as a “heritage” piece for future reading by our new grandson. She pulled up some pictures this weekend and we were BOTH wearing plaid slacks in several of the photos. Needless to say……our daughters got lots of laughs. To keep it 4wd…….one picture even had my soon to be wife and I standing next to my 1972 light green/white top Chevrolet Blazer……wish I still had that one.

  5. David Eilers Post author

    I believe I was JUST young enough to avoid the plaid-pants period. I’ve had my share of wool shirts though.

  6. rdjeep

    I’ve never seen this before, but kind of scary, as lead photos depict how I refinished my ’69 CJ-5 in the mid ’90’s!!! I used what was a new color for ’89, called Spinnaker Blue Metallic. Looks 99.9% the same.

  7. Scott

    The PLAID! I was JUST young enough to have to wear plaid in my early elementary school years. Begged my mother to let me wear jeans….but nope, too casual.

  8. Maury

    As Barney Goodwin (of Barney’s Jeep Parts, who has been into Jeeps for many decades and is very knowledgeable) noted, the OEM tops in that brochure were Whitco tops.

    This catalog also featured a roll bar that was made by Whitco, as documented in this thread:

    My guess is that everything in that brochure – tops, carpeting, tire carrier, etc. – was likely made by Whitco. Whitco sold all of these items in the aftermarket, and it would make sense that Jeep would contract with them to make those same products to sell as OEM from Jeep dealerships.

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