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  1. Pop top roof rack Advice??

    T5 Conversions
    So I've been thinking about putting a pop top roof rack on my T5 I believe the roof is a remo I don't think it's particularly thick roof maby 1 1/2 inch and what I'm worried about is putting my surfboards on the roof and then driving down the motorways and the roof ripping off or the rack...
  2. Skyline Pop Top Roff and Canvas Colour Advice

    General T5 Chat
    Hi, We're going to put a Skyline pop top on our 2013 T5.1 LWB, but unsure of whether to have a black or white roof? I know the black will get hotter but with the scenic canvas I dont really see that being too much of an issue. Also, unsure of what canvas colour to go with, as the only real...
  3. Replacing pop up nuts and bolts and rubber seals

    T5 Conversions
    I’ve go a T5 conversion, about 6-7 years old (I didn’t do the conversion). I’m pretty new to attempting any maintenance, but ok with straightforward jobs. We have a pop up roof. The nuts and bolts holding the pop up mechanism are showing signs of wear and tear and seem to be a collection of...
  4. Solar panels: flexi or semi?

    Hi again So, I've found a VW shop who can supply and fit a 150W solar panel with Victron 75/15 controller. The panel they supply is a fully flexible one, rather than a semi-flexible on a thin backing board. Now my T5 has a Reimo-style pop-top roof, which is not entirely flat: it has 3 wide...
  5. Does pop top insulation work to keep the van cool in summer

    T5 Conversions
    Hiya We have a silver pop top insulation that we use in the depths of winter, I was just wondering if anyone had tried one in the summer to keep the van cooler? Paul
  6. Show me your Pop Top!

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Good evening all, I have the van booked in for a pop top this April and between now and then I need to decide on what colour canvas to go for. The trouble I’m having is finding images of Deep Black Pearl T5.1’s with different colour canvas. I took many colour samples with me but imagining the...
  7. Pop Top recommendations

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi I've just bought a T5 to convert. One of the first jobs is windows and a pop top. Can I get some recommendations for the pop top please? Thanks:)
  8. pop top vs High top - real fuel economy differneces

    T5 Conversions
    Hi, I am thinking of getting a T5 and am pondering the eternal high top vs poptop question. In every post I read everyone throws out the fuel economy argument but it has never really been quantified. Being entirely nieve to vans could any give me a ball park figure what they think the increase...
  9. Pop top 4 berth vs 2 berth plus awning

    General T5 Chat
    Hi, first post here so please excuse any stoopid questions etc. I'm looking to buy a converted T5. Would love to do it myself, but have been told that I don't have enough time... Anyway, have been looking at pop-tops with roof beds up until now. What occurs to me now though is that I might be...
  10. T4 California - roof and interior type approval / part numbers needed?

    T4 Conversions
    Hi Guys Having some issues to get local VW dealers to confirm that the Westfalia Pop-top and bed-seat I fitted from a complete interior sourced from a scrapped '91 Cali are valid for my 1996 SWB T4 Roof Strengthener VW : 701070700 Pop Top - VW: 701070711 Seat / Bed VW : 701070200B...
  11. How much does a Pop top add to the value of the van?

    Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Hello. Not sure if this would be the correct place to ask this question. I am having a Skyline Pop Top fitted in February and I would like to know how much a pop top adds to the value of the van. When I mentioned this to my insurance a while ago they said I need to give a rough new value to the...
  12. How much does a Pop Top add Value for Insurance

    T5 Conversions
    Hello. Not sure if this would be the correct place to ask this question. I am having a Skyline Pop Top fitted in February and I would like to know how much a pop top adds to the value of the van. When I mentioned this to my insurance a while ago they said I need to give a rough new value to the...
  13. Headlining/pop top trim help

    T5 Conversions
    Hi everybody! I just had a Austops pop top fitted and need some help with the finish/trim where the 'cut' headlining meets the roof opening before it is carpeted. I have googled and looked on this forum without much luck. What do people use to cover the bare roof metal and head lining or is...
  14. pop top graphics

    Customising / Modding
    hi all, I'm having a pop top done soon, colour coded to the van. Thinking ahead, I want to get it painted/wrapped/dipped... I was thinking a Union Jack design maybe? My question is, does anyone have any pictures of their pop tops with graphics on? Thanks Waca
  15. Skyline roof

    T5 Conversions
    I'm considering having a skyline roof fitted. Anyone in North Manchester area got one that would be willing to let me and the wife have a look? Cheers
  16. Low Life Stealth Roof

    General T5 Chat
    Has anyone had a Stealth Roof fitted by Low Life? I'm planning to visit them next weekend to have a look at a fitted roof as long as they have a demo / customer van available, but I can't find any reviews anywhere. https://www.low-life.co.uk/product-page/copy-of-low-life-stealth-roof-t6-lwb...
  17. Red van. Well mostly... going pink in places

    Team Red
    Hi all, I've been reading a lot on here over the last 8 months or so and thought it's about time I shared some pictures of the conversion I've been undertaking thanks in no small part to the wisdom of all and sundry on these forums. Thank you! All thoughts or comments welcome and appreciated...
  18. Topper for pop top bed

    T6 General Chat
    Any advice please? Just had first 2 nights in new T6 LWB - fabulous! Whilst SCA pop top bed has very thin foam mattress on top of solid base and is ok for few nights - has anyone added extra topper to ease older bones? If I add thicker topper/memory/foam - will it fit in closed up roof? Or...
  19. Pop top roof seal hanging off

    General Technical
    Hello all This is my first post so hoping for some help.... I have a 1996 T4 and the black seal around the pop top is hanging off. Having already tried to glue it with no success I wondered if anyone has suggestions i.e. if there is a particular glue that would work or any tips. Thanks:confused:
  20. Family wants a T4

    General Van Chat
    Hello all. Family of 5 looking for a T4 (2000-2003) for weekends out. we like a pop top roof, 5 seats with belts and head rests, bed.the more simple and reliable the better. We live near Lancaster/Kendal. up to 15k. thank you.