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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:35 am    Post subject: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Hi Everybody,

I am writing from Turkey. Almost more than 10 years I am interested in aircooled vw's. Now: I have more than 8 aircooled vehicles. I just start to produce westy roof production with high quality mould. If anybody interested with it I can share my experiences on that.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Nice job!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Hello,
A late style pop top on an early bay(hinges wrong way). Who makes a canvas and hold down strips for that bastard? The roof openings holes are different sizes... Maybe I'm missing something...
Yet, the workmanship on the top looks good.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

The horizontal lip around them at the bottom is not OEM, and would make using a seal impossible. If you made them without that lip, they would be better IMHO - or is that lip cut off before installing???
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Angus II wrote:
Hello,
A late style pop top on an early bay(hinges wrong way). Who makes a canvas and hold down strips for that bastard? The roof openings holes are different sizes... Maybe I'm missing something...
Yet, the workmanship on the top looks good.


You are right, we can do like this cndition only Smile I couldn't say OEM or Original Mould Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Globespotter wrote:
The horizontal lip around them at the bottom is not OEM, and would make using a seal impossible. If you made them without that lip, they would be better IMHO - or is that lip cut off before installing???


In this photos, you can see the after demoulding shape, not finished. Trimming the lips and assembling of hinges will be done. I just started Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

34Alp15 wrote:
Globespotter wrote:
The horizontal lip around them at the bottom is not OEM, and would make using a seal impossible. If you made them without that lip, they would be better IMHO - or is that lip cut off before installing???


In this photos, you can see the after demoulding shape, not finished. Trimming the lips and assembling of hinges will be done. I just started Smile


Gotcha. Makes sense.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Looks like a very solid start to offering a much needed item for Campmobile owners. Kudos to you for beginning this project, I imagine it was not an easy one.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Those look really nice! What is the material you are using? Fiberglass, ABS plastic, or something else?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Nice dude! You make the molds yourself?? My friend and I are working on making a sandwich mold of the syro poptop. FYI we found quite a few places to source hinges and other pieces. Looks 🔥🔥🔥🔥
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Wasted youth wrote:
Those look really nice! What is the material you are using? Fiberglass, ABS plastic, or something else?


Thank you Smile We are using fiberglass.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

alinghi12 wrote:
Nice dude! You make the molds yourself?? My friend and I are working on making a sandwich mold of the syro poptop. FYI we found quite a few places to source hinges and other pieces. Looks 🔥🔥🔥🔥


We can make moulds ourselves. Next point for moulding is monoblock mould for vw T1 and T2
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

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We started to produce hinges(4mm thickness) and pushbar.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:13 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

Very nice!
How are you planning to finish the inside... there should be this soft stuff named flock to absorb and hold condens.... Are you planning on selling them?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Westy Roof Production Reply with quote

kingkitesurf wrote:
Very nice!
How are you planning to finish the inside... there should be this soft stuff named flock to absorb and hold condens.... Are you planning on selling them?


There will be a seal between the car body and the product. After all assembling step, I will send many product to Europe.
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