Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

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Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Congné » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:56 am

Hi all,

I do not know a lot of things about US Canvas but I would like to be, thanks to some of you, a well informed customer before purchasing.
I have the project to equip my Jeep with a very good summer top and seats set, it is a 1943 Willys and my passion is to make it "perfect and authentic". Maybe one day, when it will be quite perfect, my Jeep will tell me how it really was in Normandy...
I'm French and I have a lot of respect for all the GI who gave us their life in France. I also attend to the D-Day each year with my family.

So, if you feel that you can help me with Canvas, please send me some docs, suppliers names (in the US or in Europe), please tell me the result of your own investigations, correct web, correct treatment for water, correct color, correct price, etc...
If you think I need to contact some specialists, please let me know their avatar or email addresses, if you know some web sites as perfect references, please let me know.

I count on You guys to give me the right tips !
Thanks a lot in advance.

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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by RoyC » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:12 am

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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:23 pm

Phil, try John and Mary Worthing Canvas, Orleton ,Shropshire England. They do canvases that fit excellently, with that unique canvas smell, and reasonably priced. He has orders worldwide. Just type in Worthing Canvas to google, and your away. :D

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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Michael O. » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:07 am

RoyC wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:12 am
the best canvas:
No!!!! Definitely not!!!! Their canvas tops are blatantly incorrect and it is very obvious to those who know. They make a "generic" top that is neither correct for a GPW or MB. Additionally, the color of both their tops and seats is incorrect. There are much better canvas manufactures right here on the G!
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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by jkillelea » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:56 am

Bonjour Phil,
I bought all canvas for my 42 GPW many years ago from Beachwood and was satisfied with color and fit. Recently I bought canvas seats for another 42 GPW from WeBee Webbing. I'm very happy with them. The seats are much more comfortable than the Beachwood. They seem to have more padding. A lot of people feel that WeBee Webbing colors are more accurate, but from what I have learned, there were differences in color canvas during the war, so I feel that the way to best approach this is to look carefully at the manufacturing of the seats/tops. Just my opinion. Bon Chance.

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Re: Genuine or "best" Canvas for top and seats

Post by Ralph » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:34 pm

Hi Phil,
I'd get samples from several vendors to see the product for yourself.Ask them questions.Canvas color and construction correctness is highly subjective,as is dealer preference.The large vendors have satisfied many and disappointed some.All have issues you can read about on the various threads.The vendors have loyalists which can make it a lively advisory...color,construction,hardware- in the style which,in the end,satisfies- your- correctness requirements is what to settle on.Reasonable and civil customer service-not a given- is worth considering as well.

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