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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:05 pm    Post subject: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

Does anyone know what this poptop is?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

That looks like a custom aluminum jobby. I certainly hope they reinforced parts of the roof to replace the rigidity they removed. It's certainly a cool idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
That looks like a custom aluminum jobby. I certainly hope they reinforced parts of the roof to replace the rigidity they removed. It's certainly a cool idea.


Thatís what I was wondering too..
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
That looks like a custom aluminum jobby. I certainly hope they reinforced parts of the roof to replace the rigidity they removed. It's certainly a cool idea.


hot not cool - Al can get burning hot in the sun

and it's heavier than FG
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

Likely one of the ones modified by Special-Mobils and Projektzwo in Germany.

http://www.michaelknappmann.de/bulli/michaelk/vw_bus_d/or0291/index.html

Similar build has sold twice on BAT (with a loss of $7500 in three years)
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-volkswagen-t3-transporter-3/
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-volkswagen-vanagon-5/
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

You lose the front luggage tray, best spot for a jerry can of fuel, firewood, chairs and garbage. I don't see what you gain other than a feeling of openness at the cost of structural rigidity and extra weight. But it does look cool!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:31 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

DIY or custom made as in Germany you need some certificate for a mod like this

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting poptop - what is it? Reply with quote

Here is a version that I like better.



https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=456970&highlight=

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