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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: hightop interior Reply with quote

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Who's is this John, I like the cabinets. Great idea, wishing I had the plans.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Considering a hightop conversion on my syncro - also considering a poptop. Can any of you hightop folks comment on wind crossloading? Any scarier than regular Westies? Does having the hightop affect your mpg much?

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-Brian E.


Brian,

I have diesel 2WD, adding the hightop actually helps with cross loading (at least the TimberTech tops). Not much more sail from the side, but sloped peak tends to let it wash over easier. Make sure your front end bushings are nice and stiff.

I lose about 2-4 MPG into a headwind, but only at interstate speeds.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: high top cabinets Reply with quote

Plans ??? Good luck with that Matt - the folks who do these interiors in the UK are VERY proprietory with their work.
However, there is a spirit of comraderie and helpfullnes amongst those who have put tops on on this side of the pond. For noiw, however, you'll have to take a good look at the pics, decide what you like, and then begin - cardboard templates and mock ups - prototypes out of cheap wood, make adjustments then go for it with nice wood.
Last I heard you were going to paint Zeno - how is that going?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: high top cabinets Reply with quote

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Plans ??? Good luck with that Matt - the folks who do these interiors in the UK are VERY proprietory with their work.
However, there is a spirit of comraderie and helpfullnes amongst those who have put tops on on this side of the pond. For noiw, however, you'll have to take a good look at the pics, decide what you like, and then begin - cardboard templates and mock ups - prototypes out of cheap wood, make adjustments then go for it with nice wood.
Last I heard you were going to paint Zeno - how is that going?


Well, we left on our planned trip to Colorado on the 8th of July. Everything was going well ... until I fried a wheel bearing. The good news is that the left front spindle wasn't borked beyond repair and I didn't role the van. Beyond that there wasn't a lot of good news however. I have a pile of parts and paint waiting for me to complete those projects.

We just completed our move to Colorado. Zeno is about 200 miles away right now, but I should be getting him up here before too long. Once that happens I'm hoping to spend some time on the front end, shocks, springs and wheels. Then the paint, but I think I may be delaying that work until the spring.

I'll post some more photos when I get my van a little closer. So far so good Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just scored my Van-cafe bumpers and they are sweet! They are beefy for sure and are very well built. If you are thinking of getting a pair "do it" they are so worth it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: hightops and bumpers Reply with quote

Hey - great looking bumpers - just got a rear one for myself - it'll either go on the hightop Vdubaru or onto my current project - the Stealth Van - German military diesel '88 transporter with 18K miles only - getting an AHU TDI and a 5 speed gearbox, intercooler, vnt turbo etc etc - the hightop for it will be painted an egg shell matte black, black windows etc etc. It'll look great, if you can see it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The factory hightop roof for the hightop 'kastenwagen' - shown here on my Syncro ambulance.

I'll soon be converting it to use a Westy poptop bed and roof locker as the layout is basically the same.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We have finished the big move.Here are a few tow pics from taking loads to the dump. 6 loads in total. The syncro pulled some loads that were over 3000lb's Cool The trailer is 2000lb's so I would take loads of 1000lb,s to the dump. WBXer pride VW Logo GoWesty's 2.2L was fantastic! VW Logo
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone told me there is group getting the Adventurewagen tops remade.
I know someone has the molds, I am sure there are alot folks who would want one.
I hearsd this a few years back but mothing ever came of it.
Does anyone know if this is true?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is true. You need to get on the Adventureagen yahoo group to follow up and order one.
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1987 syncro Sevana beige GL
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa what...where? I looked on the yayhoo list and couldnt find this.

have a link?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Adventurewagen...&slk=8
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1987 Syncro Sevana beige Adventurewagen
1987 syncro Sevana beige GL
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: updates Reply with quote

Updates to the web site have been posted re. future pricing of the tops and accessories. http://canadianhightops.ca/newsupdates.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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well that was disapointing, its still in coulda woulda stage Crying or Very sad


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:02 am    Post subject: update Reply with quote

I agree - it is disappointing http://canadianhightops.ca/newsupdates.html
but I thought it would be fair to let people know in advance and to remind folks that there are still tops available at current prices.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewforum.php?f=20
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1965 Westfalia SO42 Velvet green
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1986 Syncro Doka
1987 Syncro Sevana beige Adventurewagen
1987 syncro Sevana beige GL
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well It is getting closer to winter here in the US and I am starting to get super pumped for winter camping and resort and backcountry snowboarding. I hope many of you around the world are feeling it too. If you have great winter camp pics of your high roof campers please post them!
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1965 Westfalia SO42 Velvet green
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1987 Syncro Sevana beige Adventurewagen
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found another thread like this on with cool pics too
http://www.brick-yard.co.uk/forum/topic51155_post553871.html#553871
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1987 Syncro Sevana beige Adventurewagen
1987 syncro Sevana beige GL
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm delighted to report that for the first time a couple of years we did NOT see this one this morning while returning from our park walk. I stopped in to inquire and the young lady at the counter told me it had sold, but she did not know if the buyer is local or what the selling price was. Well, hooray for the new AW owner and I hope we hear from him/her someday. Way to go, whoever you are, for finally rescuing this van!
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Some pics of my buddies Reimo syncro 16 inside pics. These things are sweet! The build quality on them is right up there with Westfalia's. I think he is running a 1.6 D in it.
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1965 Westfalia SO42 Velvet green
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1986 Syncro Doka
1987 Syncro Sevana beige Adventurewagen
1987 syncro Sevana beige GL
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1990 Vanagon GL
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