Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
popped roof warning light
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
rubbachicken
Samba Member


Joined: October 05, 2004
Posts: 3058
Location: socal
rubbachicken is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: popped roof warning light Reply with quote

it seems like i'm going to need another warning light, we just had the pop up roof, pop up while we were going along Rolling Eyes
luckily we'd only just pulled out of a junction when it happened
it could have happend on the road before when we were doing 40 or more Mad
_________________
lucy our westy

lucy's BIG adventure

meet 'burni'


markswagen {mobile mechanic} san diego area all early VW's cared for.

619 201 0310 or 617 935 4182
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
stevey88
Samba Member


Joined: January 16, 2008
Posts: 1312
Location: Fremont, SF Bay Area
stevey88 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drove my Westy with the roof popped for about 5 miles at 60mph !!! I was wondering why people in other cars were turning their heads when they passed me.
_________________
Steve

87 Westfalia full camper 4 speed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
climberjohn
Samba Member


Joined: January 11, 2005
Posts: 1840
Location: Portland Orygun
climberjohn is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this thread about halfway down for my solution - stout rubber ski straps.

Pop top explosion
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=445013

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


-CJ
_________________
'86 Westy, 2.5 Subaru power
Know your limits. Exceed them often.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
pioneer1
Samba Member


Joined: February 11, 2008
Posts: 1833
Location: Ontario Canada
pioneer1 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: poptop Reply with quote

When you put up the top simply place a cardboard reminder sign on the steering wheel. On the sign it could have a list of all the stuff that could be forgotten: poptop,bikes fastened,kids,wife,dog...
_________________
"Always waiting for tomorrow ruined everything"

'85 Porsche 911 Targa

'76 Westfalia project
79 Westfalia
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
BillM
Samba Member


Joined: June 18, 2004
Posts: 1381
Location: Westerly,RI
BillM is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put A " boom not in cradle switch" on my old 78 Westys poptop. I now use two Velcro straps I got from West marine on my 87. When I pop the top I put them on my steering wheel so they won't get lost. They just make me feel safer that the top isn't going to pop up while underway. On the 78 the switch/light was put on by request of it's new owner. The switch is used on bucket trucks as a safety feature.
_________________
Bill M
87 Westy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
PDXWesty
Samba Member


Joined: April 11, 2006
Posts: 5717
Location: Portland OR
PDXWesty is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another thread on the topic.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=301847

I know there are a couple other threads too, but I can't find them. It's been done before, although I can't imagine that anyone would forget to latch their roof down and drive off.
_________________
89 Westy 2.1 Auto
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
rubbachicken
Samba Member


Joined: October 05, 2004
Posts: 3058
Location: socal
rubbachicken is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDXWesty wrote:
Here's another thread on the topic.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=301847

I know there are a couple other threads too, but I can't find them. It's been done before, although I can't imagine that anyone would forget to latch their roof down and drive off.


well, imagine it, it happened to me today Embarassed
i'm not having the best of weeks Sad
_________________
lucy our westy

lucy's BIG adventure

meet 'burni'


markswagen {mobile mechanic} san diego area all early VW's cared for.

619 201 0310 or 617 935 4182
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
DAIZEE
Samba Member


Joined: January 26, 2010
Posts: 7552
Location: Greater Toronto Area Ontario West Side
DAIZEE is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those ski thongs and/or velcro left on the steering wheel would be a great idea. Alas the Riviera's don't have the compatability.

Bad week(s) can be a royal pain. Hopefully things get better for you. I think I need a flight pilot's list and a shut down list Laughing
_________________
'09 2.5L Jetta 5 cylinder, 5 spd, super turbo, see thread in H2O Cooled Jetta, etc...
83.5 Vanagon L Riviera Model with 98 1.9L TD AAZ 4 speed Daily Driver 3 out of 4 seasons (sold)
84 Vanagon GL Wolfsburg Westy WBX 4 speed (sold)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
BillWYellowstone
Samba Member


Joined: July 16, 2011
Posts: 767
Location: Yellowstone NP
BillWYellowstone is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled out with the hatch up, as I was backing up I was thinking what a great view out the back.... Wow, pop popped.

In the motorhome I have to remember the sat dish, have pulled away with that raised.
_________________
Live Fulltime in motorhome
Have 86 Westy Camper 2.1 rebuilt
Work in Yellowstone NP year round.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dobryan
Samba Member


Joined: March 24, 2006
Posts: 10962
Location: Brookeville, MD
dobryan is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDXWesty wrote:
Here's another thread on the topic.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=301847

I know there are a couple other threads too, but I can't find them. It's been done before, although I can't imagine that anyone would forget to latch their roof down and drive off.


I did it on my '71 many years ago. Didn't get too far thru the campground before I figured out something wasn't quite right. And that was before I got older and contracted CRS. Laughing Laughing
_________________
Dave O
'87 Westy w/ 2002 Subaru EJ25 and Peloquin TBD

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." Robert Louis Stevenson

Join the Vanagon Rescue Squad on the VanAlert app.
http://vanalert.com/

MD>Canada>AK>WA>OR>CA>AZ>UT>WY>SD
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=620646

Building a bus for travel in Europe
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=695371
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dhaavers
Samba Member


Joined: March 19, 2010
Posts: 6384
Location: NE MN (http://g.co/maps/zt72q)
dhaavers is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1621 wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Took this advice from the other thread about a year ago...I ALWAYS remember to drop the top because I stuff the straps right in front of the speedometer.

Do it.
_________________
86 White Westy Weekender
"The WonderVan"

<EDITED TO PROTECT INNOCENT PIXELS>
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
DAIZEE
Samba Member


Joined: January 26, 2010
Posts: 7552
Location: Greater Toronto Area Ontario West Side
DAIZEE is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think rubba's top popped unexpectedly. I don't think he forgot to take it down. You must hear that loud click to know it is locked down. Both the ski straps and/or velcro are added security to prevent a pop up. I used to hang on my Westy bar to get the latch set! Any bit of canvas in the way tho can prevent the lock down. I always did and still do on the Riviera a walk around to make sure no fabric astray.
_________________
'09 2.5L Jetta 5 cylinder, 5 spd, super turbo, see thread in H2O Cooled Jetta, etc...
83.5 Vanagon L Riviera Model with 98 1.9L TD AAZ 4 speed Daily Driver 3 out of 4 seasons (sold)
84 Vanagon GL Wolfsburg Westy WBX 4 speed (sold)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2018, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB