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  1. Roof canvas staples

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all I popped my Reimo roof the other day after a fair while of it not being used and found a section of the canvas has unattached itself from the roof. The staples have simply come out. Any advice on repair options for this? Not sure how long a warranty period would be but it's only 4...
  2. Reimo Active Rails on PopTop

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all.. Just seeking out anyone who has had experience of Reimo Active rails. These are the roof bar rails that can be fixed to a Reimo poptop. I've been told they can be used on most pop tops and I have an Austop. I'd like to be able to carry paddleboards and this looks the best option. Any...
  3. pop top bolt issue and bent hinge - help!

    General Van Chat
    Hi All, I'm relatively new to the Westfalia world and recently got a 1993 T4 in Spain. I noticed one of the bolts of the pop top is out and the hinge is slightly bent. The top still goes up and is usable, but I'd like to repair this. Does anyone know how to fix this?:*
  4. Pop tops - hight/parking issues?

    T5 Conversions
    Hi, I’m new to the forum having just acquired a second hand T5 which I plan to convert to a camper. I’m considering the pros and cons of putting in a pop top roof. Apart from the obvious cost (£2500 seems to be as cheap as it gets) I was wondering if anyone could let me know any of the down...
  5. 2009 VW T5 1.9 T28 Hiloroof Full Conversion

    Vans For Sale
    2009 VW T5 1.9 T28, Hiloroof fitted with warranty 157k miles 12 months mot Serviced history, much loved and well looked after van. Upgraded exhaust, complete stainless steel de-cat system with twin slashed tailpipe that has a lifetime guarantee Re-sprayed in Audi Ipanema brown...
  6. Solar connector alternative

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    I've just got a 100w solar panel which we're going to mount on the pop top, but in a way that is removable so that we can stick the panel in the sun as required on a 5m extension. Currently looking at reimo rails or similar for which we can build a frame that will allow the panel to slide in...
  7. Poptop hinge problems

    T5 Conversions
    Hi All, Hoping someone might be able to help me as, so far I cannot find any useful information on the web. I bought my T5 poptop van not long ago and have noticed that the rear scissor hinges are quite rusty which is preventing the roof from full closing. aroung a 5mm gap is visible when the...
  8. New lease of life for the T4...

    General T4 Chat
    Had my T4 for almost 8 years now, it's still a mostly unaltered panel van. Full width R&R and a kitchen pod I built that extends out under the tailgate. It's served us well. Paint is now flaking off all over so it needs a respray. We're also considering nippers in the near future so the fact it...
  9. Pop-top advice

    T6 General Chat
    Can anyone recommend a good place for having a poptop fitted, ideally in the region of £2000-2500?
  10. Buspoke Camper conversion

    General T5 Chat
    Hi, Quite new to the scene! I have had a few quotes for a poptop and was hoping for any opinions / experience with the following: Buspoke camper conversions Westdubs Daystar campers Rap poptops Thanks in advance! :)
  11. Help with poptop from Explorer Camper Conversions in Halifax

    General T5 Chat
    Hi I'm after some advice, I had a roof partially fitted by EXPLORER CAMPER CONVERSIONS in Halifax back in December, the problem I have is that upon arrival I was told that the roof canvas had not turned up, this would be posted to me as soon as it was delivered, after numerous phone calls and...
  12. SCA 194 roof cut out dimensions

    T5 Conversions
    Hi all, I've just ordered an SCA 194 roof and want to get a jump on the prep work. All the instructions available for download are for the older 190/192 etc. Does anyone know if the cut out for a 194 is the same as shown in the instructions for the other models? Thanks very much indeed for...
  13. Advice about pop top fitting

    Customising / Modding
    Hi all! This is our first post as we get ready to convert our T5 SWB, and we're looking into getting a pop top fitted by Chris at Affordable Body Kits in Salisbury. He manufactures his own and it all looks pretty good, but we're first timers and are not 100% if we should go with an independent...
  14. Banwy and SCA

    General T5 Chat
    Anyone had any experience with getting an SCA roof from Banwy? After paying all in advance through my local VW converter they don't seem very helpful. No answering emails at all which is unbelievably frustrating as they're now 2 weeks late after their 'latest' delivery date meaning I may well...
  15. Roof bar options for reimo active rails?

    T5 Conversions
    Hi there, Can't seem to find any info about the types of roof bars available to fit to reimo active rails on a poptop. Can anyone point me in the right direction? - Either a link, or a bit of advice. Surely there's more options than just: - Karitek (reasonable price, but noisey when driving) -...
  16. Anyone doing 0% finance on pop tops or RIB's

    General Van Chat
    As it says, I have money towards either of these but was hoping that someone does the 0% finance on them so that I can get a pop top roof fitted in the van it's the one thing I'd love which would mean that all four of us could sleep in it and it would mean it could be used a lot more in the...
  17. Team Grey all the way

    Team Grey
    Bought as a panel van in July - Been converting her ever since and have the knobbly knees to prove it. Big thanks to all in this forum for advice and ideas, it has been an invaluable resource, hopefully I can put some of my experience back in now :jiggy
  18. poptop roof installer

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Does anyone know where I can get a poptop installed asap?? I would like a sca or a reimo but everywhere I call has huge lead times :(
  19. Anyone in London with Westdubs roof?

    T5 Conversions
    Hi I'm thinking of putting a Westdubs poptop on my T5. I didn't think I could afford a poptop at this stage, but I'm blown away by the price of westdubs and he seems to have lots of good reviews here. Is there anyone in London who has had a Westdubs roof fitted and wouldn't mind if I pop over...
  20. diy install poptop popblems

    T5 Conversions
    I'm installing a poptop myself but the instructions were just scribbled on two sheets ofA4 Now I've cut the roof ,out I found the side rails were too long. Sunday no rain:):confused: Couldn't contact them found out today thatim posed to cut off 5inches :eek: Not a word about this in the hour I...
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