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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone ever contacted SCA to find out how many we'd need to order? The more I look at that top the more I like it, plus 33" high, thats some plush living area up there! Great, now I'm gonna spend all day trying to find more pictures of that topper, so much for the dishes and fixing my computer.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, lost my Job today may need one of those when I move into my van...... Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is that a Syncro by chance? Reason I ask is I sold a shop in CO an old Syncro I had here, after attaching a Fiberine roof to it. Same color too!


nope, here's the other side. Not mine by the way...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more pics of the fiberine top. I really don't care for the look of these.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did someone put it on backwards? Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, more pictures, thanks a bunch levi! I know most of you seem to think very little of the fiberine, but after seeing some more angles I'm pretty sure I'd be ok with going that route. I mean its no AW and its far from perfect but it'll do what I'm looking for and if I cant get my hands on one of those SCA tops then I think the fiberine will suffice quite nicely. I guess I could keep my eyes open for a AW top to salvage but I'd rather start new, 20 year old fiberglass isnt something I'm too fond of, my surfboards are suffering after just a few years. On another note though, it looks like the top on the blue van is a two piece or do my eyes decieve me? Funny, I figured they were all one piece, whats the deal here.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?

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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
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking that the one on the blue van was pieced together from two similar bay window tops. The profile on it seems much more like a bay window than a vanagon, softer curves, less angular, it also looks a bit narrow which would make sense if its from a bay window.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

say hey Karl, did you track down any pictures of your friend's homemade high top? Curious minds inquire.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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say hey Karl, did you track down any pictures of your friend's homemade high top? Curious minds inquire.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that a pretty sweet van. Whats going on in the back of that high top? Is it a hinged storage compartment or something? or just a big parting line?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, very interesting! Wow, that is really something. I like it a lot, very nice job and nice van. I'm definitely impressed. Oh, how the wheels are turning now. Do you know much about the construction? I'd assume fiberglass. I've done a bit of work on my surfboards and an oregon dory my dad and I own, it'd be cool to turn out a one of a kind camper top. But like you mentioned earlier, looks very time consuming. But then again, I am seasonally-employed, Twisted Evil , this might be the perfect project!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow that a pretty sweet van. Whats going on in the back of that high top? Is it a hinged storage compartment or something? or just a big parting line?


If I showed interior shots it would blow your mind. It's basically an entertainment room on wheels. Laughing

The back section does hinge up or remove ( I forget which!)--storage for a small generator, the room AC unit Shocked and other misc.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kburns737 wrote:
Do you know much about the construction? I'd assume fiberglass. I've done a bit of work on my surfboards and an oregon dory my dad and I own, it'd be cool to turn out a one of a kind camper top. But like you mentioned earlier, looks very time consuming. But then again, I am seasonally-employed, Twisted Evil , this might be the perfect project!

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I have some hi-res photos of the construction process on a CD he sent last year, if I can locate the CD and get his approval for public disclosure I'll post some.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please share the interior. I'm ready to have my mind blown.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Please share the interior. I'm ready to have my mind blown.


Gotta get the OK from him first...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: Fiberine high top Reply with quote

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Does anyone have any pictures of the fiberine hightop. I emailed them today for pricing and pictures, and they were unable to send pictures since they don't produce the tops unless its a special order. I'm very interested in converting my van to a high top camper and the price isnt too steep, but I've no idea what the top will look like until I order it. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Did they quote you a price? Freight has to be expensive!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They quoted me a price for the product, I didnt ask about freight because part of the year I live a couple hours from their plant. Heres the costs that they quoted me:


- 24" VW Vanagon Roof in a grey or white gelcoat........................ $975.00
- (Opitional) Inside Fiberglass Liner in a grey or white gelcoat......$400.00
- Trim Kit Black or White (ouside molding kit).................................$40.00
- Crating and packaging..............................................................$110.00
$1525.00
- Freight Charges go direct to you and depens where you are, we would be shipping out of our manufacturing plant here in california.

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