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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats cool too; I have no plans to rattle can my DoKa, those boys at ISP did a fine job in restoring the truck to a civilian ivory. I'm just saying that I like those old army colors, camo or flat M*A*S*H green, if I was an aristocrat/celebrity with oodles of cash I might consider restoring it to that army green. Alas, its all just speculation and appreciation for those rigs above.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just discovered this thread,so pardonemwa for not responding sooner when my name was mentioned. I am Tom Buese, aliasCanvas Guy, alias the original style canopy maker for vw trucks. I have been threatening to make Vanagon truck canopies for several years now, as I already make them for 1952-79 VW trucks. in any event, I sold my splitties, so the spousal unit says I can get a Syncro Doka, which I am searching for so I can actually make them for vanagon trucks. "Syncrodoka" graciously sent moi his doka canopy & hoops to measure out, etc.many years ago, & finally w/ a doka in sight, I promise to start making them. I probably have a list of 15-20 vanagon truck owners over the years who have asked moi for one.

Stay tuned!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting. Definitely post up some pix. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom,

Dokas-schmokas. What about us Sinka guys!

My original and very tired looking canvas will look like doo-doo on my truck since the body restoration:

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Light to medium grey would be nice! Pray
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since he already has the template all he has to do is to stretch it 2 feet and you are good.

Hey what are you doing slumming it in a doka thread?!?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, cut a Doka canvas in half, add two feet to the middle and I'm covered!

Franken-tilt! I doubt thecanvasguy would put his name on it though Laughing

I snoop around the common Doka threads cuz WestyBob and I get kinda lonely in our rare/unusual Sinka threads. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course I will make Single Cab canopies also, that is why I referred to VW Trucks, not just Dokas!

YMMV,

Mr. BZ-will post pics of a buddy's NOS Doka canopy soon-not sure if he still has it?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:07 am    Post subject: Dinka? Reply with quote

DAMN Turbotransporter thats one sexy Sinka! Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Dinka? Reply with quote

canvas guy wrote:
Of course I will make Single Cab canopies also, that is why I referred to VW Trucks, not just Dokas!

YMMV,

Mr. BZ-will post pics of a buddy's NOS Doka canopy soon-not sure if he still has it?


I would be happy to loan you my Sinka canvas if it would be helpfull.


Bman wrote:
DAMN Turbotransporter thats one sexy Sinka! Shocked


Nice to be appriciated by folks who know... Thank you.

More photos here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=463271
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: ETKA tilt Reply with quote

I found this portion of the ETKA to be very useful, top side Sinka Tilt, bottom Doka:

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Now, I've never seen a Doka tilt with six legs, and I'd have to look to see if there is even a space in the bed for this style of tilt. I think the 4 legged tilts were more common.

Here is the part numbers, also very useful:

1 245871061 bow front 1 245-248
2 247871061 bow _ (tilt-cab height) front 1 247,248 _
3 N 01023820 hexagonal head bolt M8X15 4
4 N 01152520 washer A8,4X16X1,6 4
5 N 01023911 hexagonal head bolt M8X18 2
6 N 01167016 washer B8,4X24X2 2
7 N 0110088 hexagonal nut M8 2
8 N 01024222 hexagonal head bolt M8X25 2
9 245871065 bow rear 1 245-248
10 247871065 bow _ (tilt-cab height) rear 1 247,248 _
11 247871067 bow _ (tilt-cab height) center 1 247,248 _
12 247801451 reinforcement _ (tilt-cab height) 1 247,248 _
13 245871071 tilt _ PVC light grey 1 245,246 _
(13) 247871071 tilt _ PVC light grey 1 247,248 _
(13) 247871071A tilt PVC 1 german army:
247871071A 631 bronze green
14 247871071B tilt _ (tilt-cab height) PVC light grey 1 247,248 _
14A 247871078 cover cap X
247871078 275 light beige
247871078 619 bronze green german army
15 729871133 support tube for canopy rail (canopy cab height) _ 1119MM rear 2 247,248 _
16 N 0331711 countersunk bolt M6X30 X
17 N 0114052 panel nut AM6 X
18 245871151 tube for tilt 2687MM 7 245,246
(1Cool discontinued / replacement: 245 871 151 7 247,248
19 discontinued / replacement: _ (tilt-cab height) 245 871 151 7 247,248 _
20 N 0331821 countersunk bolt M6X50 7 247,248
21 no longer available 1 247,248
22 265861125B rubber strap 1 247,248
23 no longer available _ (tilt-cab height) 1 247,248 _
24 N 0103373 hexagonal head bolt M6X65 2 247,248
25 N 0120064 spring ring B6 2 247,248
26 N 01100624 hexagonal nut M6 2 247,248
27 N 90003301 stop buffer A10X2 2
28 245871213 water drain plate left 1
(2Cool 245871214 water drain plate right 1
29 245871215 beading 125MM 2
30 245871217 gasket 20X10X2210 1
31 no longer available _ also use: 245 871 071 1 1 245,246 _
(31) no longer available _ also use: 247 871 071 1 1 247,248 _
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: ETKA tilt Reply with quote

Wow ... just re-tapped into the latest page of this thread and yeah ... my sinka's tilt is getting stiff, crusty, fugly and leaky. I even have an inside plastic tarp inserted above the bows to keep it dry(er) inside. And there's also another sinka syncro in Pdx-town that may be interested. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeb at 1stVWParts.com (auburn VW, WA) was able to get me the following tilt supplies:

N 90003301 stop buffers for tilt frame
N 0331711 counter sunk bolts for tilt frame
N 0114052 panel nut for above bolts
245 871 217 tilt gasket for between the tilt and rear window gutter.

I will have to wait for these to ship from Europe, but hey OEM baby! Further tilt talk, I took my tilt off for the winter last week, going to re-condition and try to repair the missing rivets and torn vinyl. In the meantime I'll save my lunch money for any new after market stuff. I'm thinking cab height in black canvass.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: ETKA tilt Reply with quote

WestyBob wrote:
Wow ... just re-tapped into the latest page of this thread and yeah ... my sinka's tilt is getting stiff, crusty, fugly and leaky. I even have an inside plastic tarp inserted above the bows to keep it dry(er) inside. And there's also another sinka syncro in Pdx-town that may be interested. Cool


Mine is also suffering from S.C.F.L. So now there's three possibleSINKA customers! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: ETKA tilt Reply with quote

Bman wrote:
I found this portion of the ETKA to be very useful, top side Sinka Tilt, bottom Doka:

Actually those are two different styles, not a single cab and a doka tilt. I have seen both versions.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some long promised pics of a buddy's NOS Doka canopy for you viewing pleasure, or not:

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Notice the part no 247 871 071.
IIRC, Scott paid $2k for this years ago.
It is more complicated hardware-wise than the 1952-79 canopies I already duplicate, but I think we are finally ready to give it a try.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

canvas guy wrote:
Here are some long promised pics of a buddy's NOS Doka canopy for you viewing pleasure, or not:
Notice the part no 247 871 071.
IIRC, Scott paid $2k for this years ago.
It is more complicated hardware-wise than the 1952-79 canopies I already duplicate, but I think we are finally ready to give it a try.


WOW, so new, so SHINEY! I bet it even smells good.

So Tom, what kind of materials are you thinking of utilizing? Something very similar to the stock models?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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IIRC, Scott paid $2k for this years ago.

I was told that I could get a NOS canopy(not the bows) for $1K a year ago and I thought it was a grip. Maybe I should have jumped on it. Shocked

I also passed on a complete NOS tilt for a early truck when I had mine 10 years ago...I knew I should have bought it when I passed on that deal though Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan to make them as close to OG as possible, depending on hardware & material availability, then make custom ones once I have them dialed in, just like my early canopies.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent news, would love to keep the box dry!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in a single cab tilt. Will the first run be the high version or the roof height one?
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