Buy Used and Reconditioned Jeep Roof Soft Top Motors at Breakeryard

Used Jeep Roof Soft Top Motors

All used Jeep Roof Soft Top Motors listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Jeep are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Roof Soft Top Motors

Whilst  the  roofs  of  many  soft  top  convertible  cars  are  retracted  manually,  in  others  - particularly  more  modern  vehicles  -  the  roof  is  raised  and  lowered  with  the  assistance  of  an  electric  or hydraulic  soft top roof motor. 

To  operate  the  raising  and  lowering  of  the  roof  involves  engaging  a  power  switch.  Certain  fabric roofs  have  a  set  of  clips  to  secure  the  roof  in  place  and  keep  it  water -tight.  These  need  to  be  unfastened  before  lowering  the  roof.  When  the  switch  is  engaged,  the  electric  or hydraulic  soft  top  roof  motor  causes  a  gear  to  turn  on  each  side  of  the  car, which  drives  the  roof  open.  These  gears  are  connected  to  a  bracket  which,  in  turn,  connects  to  the  roof  itself.

The  roof  is  constructed  using  various  brackets  and  arms  which,  when  the  opening  mechanism  is  engaged,  fold  inside  the  roof’s  structure  and  unfold  when  the  roof  is  closed.

The  soft  top  roof  motor  makes  the  process  of  operating  a  soft  top  roof  quicker  and  easier  than  doing  it  manually.  Many  vehicles  with  a  soft  top  roof  motor  do  allow manual  operation  in  the  event  that  the  motor  breaks  down.  Replacement  motors  may  be  purchased  but  they  can  be  an  expensive  component  and  the  fitting  can  be  complicated,  sometimes  requiring  the  complete  removal  of  the soft top.

Jeep trivia

  • Jeeps have a distinctive flat slotted grill, but it's actually Ford that designed this part. Originally, the grill consisted of 13 slots, but by 1945 the number had dropped to seven.
  • There's a whole sport called Jeeping, and it's been running since 1953. It's a trek that usually takes place along the Rubicon Trail in the US, and 'Jeep Jamborees' are now so popular that Jeep even attends the events, often bringing new concept vehicles to show off.
  • Former US President Ronald Reagan was a big fan of the Jeep and was often seen driving around his ranch in his much-loved CJ8.
  • There is a 1953 Willys Jeep on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, with the curators calling it "an example of automotive design in its purest form." The Jeep was added to the museum's collection in 2002.
  • Jeep has had eight different owners to date. The current owners of the iconic brand are Fiat-Chrysler, but the name has been owned by recognisable names like Renault and AMC.