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doyll Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:40 am

Think it's one of Reimo's pop top designs. Have only seen on in person and really liked it. High enough to stand in when down, and lots of room in upper berth when up.
Christoph Boltze has a site with lots of T3 (vanagon) stuff.
http://boltze.dyndns.org/terlinden/index_en.htm Click on Germany, then on reisemobile and there's a list of German manufactured camper brochures. I'm sure he used to have Reimo camper brochures, but might have had to remove them for legal reason. Might be able to email him to find out. He's German, but speaks English.

westyventures Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:05 am

foodeater wrote: Does anyone know anything about these high/pop tops. It's made by SCA, I
think. I remember seeing on busman.be, but I guess he sold it as its not on the site anymore. I found this on the German ebay. Just wondering if they still make this type anymore.





Reimo, TECA, and SCA all made this type roof IIRC.

?Waldo? Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:35 am

westyventures wrote:

Karl, what's going on with the dual fillers? 2WD converted to syncro? 2WD with WVO tank?

Andrew

Mundopacheco Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:36 am

Karl, your friend's green van with custom top is pretty hot! I always wondered how the black stripe would look if it covered the slider latch area. Now I know it looks pretty good.
I have a 90 Syncro AW and I love the high top.The issue of where the molds are and who, if anyone, will attempt to produce these has been beaten like the proverbial dead horse.
As far as what is more realistic, the 33" green one from the Jaeger site is my pick. I am a definite yes if a group order happens. I would use this to convert my non camper Syncro.............
Any other takers?
Thanks,
Miguel

sweden Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:36 pm



[img]http://vw-tristar.web.surftown.se/129100.bmp[/img]

Regards Patrik

levi Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:58 pm

westyventures wrote: Andrew A. Libby wrote: I really wonder about the top on the blue van. It is definitely not the same design as the one on the bronze one above. Was it really a top from another vehicle (e.g. bay bus) that someone cut to fit?

Andrew

Quite a good eye Andrew. I think you're 100% correct, that one isn't Fiberine, and it's definitely riverted or screwed together at the rear third area. For another thing, the Fiberine top is more 'upright' in the front, and even more fugly. :wink:

It's different than the others for sure, but it's on my list of fiberine tops. I just assumed it was an earlier fiberine model.
I think this might be your old van Karl

Kburns737 Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:13 pm

That reimo is sweet! Nice rig its sitting on too. I really dig having only the 2 rear windows for a camper, a little more privacy plus it looks pretty unique compared to most vans in the us. Ah, so many awesome tops, so few choices here. I really like the diy top as compared to the fiberine, Karl, do you have any contact information for the owner? I'd be interested in asking a few questions if he/she was willing to spare the time.

Kerry

faretheewell Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:47 pm

westyventures wrote: Check out these roofs:
http://www.syncro-bernd-jaeger.de/ENGLISH/Campingbus/campingbus.html

I'm totally gonzo for one of the higher versions. If anyone reading this would be game to place an order for multiple units, I'd bet we could convince them to crate the roofs and ship directly to a US port. Jaeger, I'm pretty sure, doesn't actually stock the roofs but is merely a sales point and the roofs are shipped directly from SCA. AND, with the current great exchange rate (1 Euro = $1.30) the price is good too. Better quality, perfect fit.

IMHO, the Fiberine roof is just plain Fugly and fits too poorly to make in into the running. I also have pics of a roof a friend built from scratch in interested--a huge undertaking though!

Count me in! Ill take one of those in a heartbeat.

HeftySmurf Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:09 pm

Really liking this thread........ What does that green on look like on the inside... That is a dope ass van.... Are those custom windows?

westyventures Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:18 pm

If you haven't looked at my website, there are photos of my own highroof Syncro 16" there--Reimo top and [poorly built] interior circa 1990.

westyventures Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:20 pm

levi wrote:
I think this might be your old van Karl


Yes, that's it, sitting in my driveway in that photo, shortly before it left for Colorado on a truck.

levi Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:22 pm

Here's a pretty nice looking AWagen that just came up for sale:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=729218
16" syncro flares, 16" wheels, interesting looking front guard. Is there a vendor that sells those?

westyventures Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:28 pm

OK, folks, I decided to share my 'stash': Here is a quick photo page I stuck together of all highroof photos I have. If you have something different to add, I'd love to have more in the collection!

http://westyventures.com/Highroofs.htm

levi Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:43 pm

Wow!
A lot of gems in there (and a dog or two). Like that black job with the top of a vanagon added to a vanagon! hehe. He's got a suby in that IIRC. Got to be the 16" syncro reimo hi-top/pop-top with the built in solar for me though. Sweet!
Get-away:
unknown origin:

Here's a weird one:

faretheewell Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:09 pm

very cool!!

That qualifies as a stash

now im more high top envy than before

westyventures Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:21 pm

levi wrote:
Get-away:
unknown origin:

Here's a weird one:

Yeah, have seen a couple GetAway highroofs, I think made in Canada? Too bad they made them like horrible US conversions inside... :(

Those others are VERY weird!

1621 Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:24 pm

westyventures wrote: OK, folks, I decided to share my 'stash': Here is a quick photo page I stuck together of all highroof photos I have. If you have something different to add, I'd love to have more in the collection!

http://westyventures.com/Highroofs.htm

Now that's what I consider PORN! :D

doyll Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:11 pm

westyventures wrote:

Reimo, TECA, and SCA all made this type roof IIRC.
Weisberg (sp) did one as well.

Kburns737 Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:15 pm

Like everyone else said, nice stash! Man are there some cool rigs in there. Thanks for sharin the goods Karl. There went about 2 hours of my day oogling and daydreaming about hightops. On the top of those SCA tops, I tried to find an email on their site, no dice. Also tried emailing Jaeger to get contact info for SCA but no luck with that one either, he just told me that he doesnt ship those tops, which was as Karl had surmised. So, has anyone ever gotten ahold of SCA? I'll keep lookin around, theres gotta be an email addy somewhere.

Kerry

westyventures Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:22 pm

Kburns737 wrote: On the top of those SCA tops, I tried to find an email on their site, no dice. Also tried emailing Jaeger to get contact info for SCA but no luck with that one either, he just told me that he doesnt ship those tops, which was as Karl had surmised. So, has anyone ever gotten ahold of SCA? I'll keep lookin around, theres gotta be an email addy somewhere.

Kerry

http://sca-daecher.de/Site/main/tag=kontakt

No surprise re: Jaeger :shock:



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