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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

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?Waldo? wrote:
Oh boy? Someone stacked 5 tops onto a van without strapping them down and then hit the freeway. It's no surprise that one flew off the stack. If there was justice it would have landed on the idiot who thought that was a good idea.

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You’re not giving them any credit for strapping the van to the truck. Very Happy

There is no "associative property" with strapping.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

This might be old news, but I just stumbled upon it... Shocked

https://vanagonwestfaliaparts.com/collections/led-lighting/products/reimo-hightop

And

https://vanagonwestfaliaparts.com/collections/led-lighting/products/reimo-t3-interior-conversion-kit
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

joetiger wrote:
This might be old news, but I just stumbled upon it... Shocked

https://vanagonwestfaliaparts.com/collections/led-lighting/products/reimo-hightop

And

https://vanagonwestfaliaparts.com/collections/led-lighting/products/reimo-t3-interior-conversion-kit


That interior kit is a bargain and looks perfect for those that need to raise the engine lid due to a conversion. Crap load of storage under that back cushion! Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Autostadt West is also a Reimo distributor

http://autostadtwest.com/
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Hi all, I am trying to figure out how the factory VW high tops were installed. If they were glued on or if it was bracelets/nuts/bolts? I am looking to purchase a factory hard top, the top and mounting hardwear (if there is any) only. Concerned that if they were applied with adhesive it might be even more difficult to find just the factory top for sale.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
Autostadt West is also a Reimo distributor

http://autostadtwest.com/


So is Santa Cruz Campers in Santa Cruz, Ca
I know he has three Reimo tops in stock.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Henley wrote:
Hi all, I am trying to figure out how the factory VW high tops were installed. If they were glued on or if it was bracelets/nuts/bolts? I am looking to purchase a factory hard top, the top and mounting hardwear (if there is any) only. Concerned that if they were applied with adhesive it might be even more difficult to find just the factory top for sale.


For a true Westfalia high top, this thread has lots of information. Good luck on your search!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=480815&highlight=limey++high++top
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zentaka wrote:
Here's a picture of my AdventureWagen:

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It gets lots of funny looks but I don't mind, so do I...

Sometimes when I'm driving by I hear kids say things like "Mommy look at the funny van!".

Thanks for the thread, good to see other people adventuring in their high tops!

-Zen


LOL "Mommy look at that funny van!" hahaha I'm die'n.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

The high roof appeal was strong but we wanted more room in general so went outside the VW circle when this one turned up. We'll be giving up the Westy once the Dodge is rolling and the buildout has begun.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

OMG that Dodge is enormous! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

No longer than your typical full-size four-door longbed pickup, and it's only nine feet tall. I calculated that while the Westy (empty of cabinets and rear seat) would hold about one cord of wood behind the front seats the Dodge would hold three. That's a lot of space.

It would actually fit in the garage if the door were tall enough. I may have a new household project ahead of me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Howdy Folks!

I know there is a lot of information on what Westy's are worth out there. However, I have a hightop that I've built out myself with the Fiberine style roof. I'm not looking to sell but I am curious about what I may potentially have as an asset. There are a lot of different hightop options with the Adventure Wagon, NAHT, REIMO, and a few others.

My curiosity is, what is the market price for these vans? It looks like most hightops on the classifieds are either air-cooled adventure wagons (for around $10,000) and Syncro water-cooled vans (for around $40,000). What are folks' thoughts on hightop pricing on 2wd water-cooled vans? Or more importantly, for folks who may have had a hightop van, what was its condition, set up, and what did you sell it for?

Any insight or experience out there? Especially beyond the easy answer of "whatever someone would be willing to pay for it?" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

campism wrote:
The high roof appeal was strong but we wanted more room in general so went outside the VW circle when this one turned up. We'll be giving up the Westy once the Dodge is rolling and the buildout has begun.
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That dodge is the same length as Vanalong (20ft)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Is Coast Mountain hightops still around?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:40 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

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No longer than your typical full-size four-door longbed pickup, and it's only nine feet tall. I calculated that while the Westy (empty of cabinets and rear seat) would hold about one cord of wood behind the front seats the Dodge would hold three. That's a lot of space.


I once did that in my '68 Westy. Pulled out the interior and drove up to the hills where I could buy some wood...I had so much wood that the tires were rubbing on speed bump and this was a lifted Westy with 15" tires.
If I remember correctly the '68 was rated at 3/4 ton capacity.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

That was a volume calculation. I'd never subject the vehicle to such a load. I did once bring home about fifteen 80# bags of concrete for a project and was amazed at how well the Westy handled the load.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: Official High-roof Thread Reply with quote

Steve M. wrote:
campism wrote:
No longer than your typical full-size four-door longbed pickup, and it's only nine feet tall. I calculated that while the Westy (empty of cabinets and rear seat) would hold about one cord of wood behind the front seats the Dodge would hold three. That's a lot of space.


I once did that in my '68 Westy. Pulled out the interior and drove up to the hills where I could buy some wood...I had so much wood that the tires were rubbing on speed bump and this was a lifted Westy with 15" tires.
If I remember correctly the '68 was rated at 3/4 ton capacity.


Getting off topic but I once had 2400 lbs of gravel (scale weighed at exit) in my '71 bus. Still had travel left in the suspension. Good thing I had only 8 miles to get home as the little 1600cc aircooled engine did not like that load much... Laughing
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