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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

Has anyone ever seen one of these in Canada? ...considering the prices of hightops these days, I am astonished to see that you can buy a new one of these in Poland for 200euro!! https://allegro.pl/premium-classixxs-vw-t3a-box-wa...JmFAfzTogQ

I would buy one in a flash. Does anyone have pics of what these things look like on the inside? I guess one would have to *fill in* the 'high-door' area with a window and fiberglass... and one would have to add a custom fold-outbed, and various vents/windows > and paneling ....but that's all pretty easy.

If anyone has more info, please post, thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

Uhhh, you know this offering is for a collectable "toy"?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

Those postie vans(real ones) are cool, I would get one if they were readily available here. They have metal supports that tie into the roof making it much better than any adventurewagon or other aftermarket roof. I would only consider one with the standard height slider just for replacement purposes in the future, they are available both ways.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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Uhhh, you know this offering is for a collectable "toy"?


ooooooops Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
I actually kinda suspected that - but was hopeful in any case. My Polish is not so great Smile

But in any case, I am very curious about this kind of high top regardless.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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Those postie vans(real ones) are cool, I would get one if they were readily available here. They have metal supports that tie into the roof making it much better than any adventurewagon or other aftermarket roof. I would only consider one with the standard height slider just for replacement purposes in the future, they are available both ways.


Not 200eur... new... but they ARE meant to be a very affordable option in Europe.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

Quick photoshop of what one of those roofs would look like on your van Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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Quick photoshop of what one of those roofs would look like on your van Razz
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Pretty funky for sure!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

To properly install that top you would need to graft in the roof clip.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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To properly install that top you would need to graft in the roof clip.

Smile That would probably be the easy part. FINDING one and for a good price is what seems insermountable.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

I find them pretty regularly on mobil.de and autoscout24.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:59 am    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

Here are a couple of photoshop fantasies ---
1. Joker top
2. Postal top (strangely - I actually like this one the best)
3. Poptop
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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I find them pretty regularly on mobil.de and autoscout24.

Have you seen the postal tops in North America?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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Have you seen the postal tops in North America?

Yup, imports.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

AFAIK factory hightops were never sold officially over the pond. Not sure if due legalisation difficulty or just due shipping costs.

edit: check the local junkyards for an Adventurewagen. Maybe you are lucky to find one
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

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AFAIK factory hightops were never sold officially over the pond. Not sure if due legalization difficulty or just due shipping costs.

edit: check the local junkyards for an Adventurewagen. Maybe you are lucky to find one


My brother just picked up an Adventurewagen local to me and I've got a GetAway, so they're around.

Currently the Get Away is made in Abbotsford but I dunno if they are the same company that built my Vanagon.
Regardless, I love mine.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: "Postal" HIGH TOPS in Canada? Reply with quote

I am going to research this right now, but I am not familiar with what an "AdventureWagon" or a "Getaway" is.
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