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    High Top

    Hey all

    Iím about to splash out on a GRP high top for my SWB, blinking expensive mind... I donít suppose any one out there knows a cheap supplier?


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    No sorry but let me know how you get on as I think I want one


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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyP View Post
    No sorry but let me know how you get on as I think I want one


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    I will try and post pics... I canít quite get over how bloody much itís going to cost but I want the height and storage...


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    TommyP's Avatar You need to get out more (Gold)
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    Yeah Iíve seen many offering them fitted for 5k plus. Seen a couple of DIY ones online for about a grand but Iím not sure theyíll be any good. A crap top can ruin the look of a van


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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyP View Post
    Yeah Iíve seen many offering them fitted for 5k plus. Seen a couple of DIY ones online for about a grand but Iím not sure theyíll be any good. A crap top can ruin the look of a van


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    Ah right, so Iím talking about a hard high top as opposed to a pop top...


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    Aaaahhhhh *sits back down quietly*


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisT4 View Post
    Ah right, so I’m talking about a hard high top as opposed to a pop top...


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    Have a look at the "One day i'll have a camper" in the build thread section. He fitted one himself.

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    There not difficult to fit. You just need big cahoonas when cutting that massive hole in the roof 🤣
    On a serious not just fire away with any questions. I found a really good tutorial online that gave me the guidelines. Mine was slightly different due to it still having the internal wooden frame fitted and still upholstered. But as S49 says take a look at my build thread and ask away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrme View Post
    There not difficult to fit. You just need big cahoonas when cutting that massive hole in the roof
    On a serious not just fire away with any questions. I found a really good tutorial online that gave me the guidelines. Mine was slightly different due to it still having the internal wooden frame fitted and still upholstered. But as S49 says take a look at my build thread and ask away.

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    Cheers mate,
    Well Iím clearly a little aware that you canít Ďuncut a holeí but Iím fairly confident. Me and a mate are going to fit it. Iím going to offer up the new roof and mark it out then cut from inside initially. Did you use bonding sealant only or bolt down as well? I only intend to cut out the centre piece leaving a large storage area at the rear (to allow luggage and stuff to be stowed) and a small space at the front with a cupboard for plates, cups etc.. the middle bit is really for extra headroom. Did you use a knock on edging to finish the hole?

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    I can get measurements if needed but I still have over cab storage at front as cut to the rear of that cross member and also a storage area at rear to match the old internal frame. My roof was just bonded and then where my wood frame sits I just put some extra screws in. In all honesty once you soak fleax goes off and use plenty that roof is going nowhere. I did panic still on my first drive though Haha
    Internally I just used a disc on the angle grinder and tidied the edges up. Then made sure my wood frame sat level for when I just carpet trimmed it all.
    Hard to explain.
    You basically cut just inside of the gutter dips on roof I left about 10mm outside of it as you can always take more off but cant put back.
    If want some close up pics let me know I'll try sort some out.

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