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1983.5 Westfalia pop top tent staple type installation photos
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1983.5 Westfalia pop top tent staple type installation photos
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1983.5 Westfalia pop top tent staple type installation photos Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:45 am     Views: 97      Rating: Not rated

Work continued once the Surebonder 9600A Pneumatic Stapler arrived this week. I found that it drove the staples home without damaging the plastic strip if set to 60psi at the air compressor regulator. A great, light and easy to handle air tool for sure.
This tool will come in handy when recovering the bench seat in OEM Westfalia material.
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Another note: Because I had removed the cabinets and bed board it allowed 100% standing access to replace the staple-type pop top tent with the roof still on the vehicle. If I would have had to work in the confined area toward the back in normal circumstances, that roof would be upside down on two sawhorses in the garage for sure!
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Next step is to finish the skylight installation and attach the pop-top tent at the bottom. The roof restoration will be at a place where the pop top lift bar and latch can go for media blasting in preparation for refinishing.

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