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WranglerColored Hard Tops Coming for Wranglers
Posted by MarkH on 2010/3/26 9:34:30 (2096) reads

In the "IT'S ABOUT TIME" category...

It sounds like the recent production delays in Jeep Wrangler hard-tops might be coming to an end, along with the big news that colored hard-tops are in the pipeline. Autoweek is reporting that Chrysler is ramping up production:

But the removable hard-top version is much more popular than the soft top. Hard tops typically account for 70 percent of customer demand for Wranglers, but that number recently has lifted to 80 to 85 percent, Manley said.

The shortage of hard tops was caused by the bankruptcy of the original supplier, Meridian Automotive Systems Inc., which filed for Chapter 7 in August 2009. Continental Structural Plastics Inc. has since taken over the business.

Manley said Jeep will be offering customers a greater choice of hard-top options, including colored tops that match the body paint.

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wjsiii
Posted: 2010/4/10 0:10  Updated: 2010/4/10 0:10
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 Re: Colored Hard Tops Coming for Wranglers
Here's hoping they bring back the white hard top. I've always been a sucker for a totally white CJ / Wrangler!

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jerryjeep
Posted: 2010/3/26 10:21  Updated: 2010/3/26 10:21
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 Re: Colored Hard Tops Coming for Wranglers
It is very good news that Jeep has resolved the supplier / delivery issue with the Hartops and Color matched tops will be interesting. If the styling guys and Mike Manley are not under control, we can expect not only the color matched mono-tone look but potentially other combinations like " red top, white body, blue flares, Patriotic Edition". "White top, black body, white flares Tuxedo Edition" and more. Let the imagination run wild -- throw in some more decals and stripes and the sky is the limit. The only downside to the color tops is that the four door will expand its appeal to the now defunct H3 Hummer crowd and we can expect more activity with the DUB aftermarket crowd. All in all, it is still a good move for the Jeep Wrangler and the customers.

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trevorj
Posted: 2010/3/26 17:49  Updated: 2010/3/26 17:49
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Sure to be popular with the former H2 crowd. This Manley guy sure is a moron.

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porter
Posted: 2010/4/13 14:39  Updated: 2010/4/13 14:39
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Heck with the colored hard tops, I could care less. Give us a diesel engine instead.
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