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Sorry it's taken a while....mine at volksworld. Awesome vehicle, posh camping just don't get any better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote covdubber Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 10 at 20:57
that dehler gives me a underpant twitch LOL :OD
 
my idea of the perfect hightop van, the only hightop i'd sell/swap my devon for "maybe" & its brown! your only northampton, you gotta let me come & have a look when i get my bus back on the road
 
& the yellow westy hightop above has the right stance & wheel choice, whitebands & the hightop work really well & makes it look less................tall!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote max and caddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 10 at 21:42
Originally posted by Grantus Grantus wrote:

I put this pic in the Syncro thread, but as he's driven it from Vienna Austria, to Canberra Australia - I think he deserves a mention in this thread too! Wink


so is this a vw high roof? as in genuine factory fitted?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grantus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 10 at 13:23
Originally posted by max and caddy max and caddy wrote:




 so is this a vw high roof? as in genuine factory fitted?


Well he purchased it directly from the Austrian Army, and they procured it new from VW, so I would have to assume it was VW factory fitted.

However, it may have been made only to order, for the military. Confused

I'll ask the owner for more info, and get back to you on that one...Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marvinuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 10 at 13:57
Looks quite OE, there's a gutter rail above the windscreen which I've only seen on factory high tops. Prepared to be corrected on that though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DavidPallister Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 10 at 19:08
Aye, tiz a factory VW hightop, I've got one, they were available as an option to make a high roof delivery van or a high roof kombi.  Seem to be favoured by the military as the fibre glass roof was fitted instead of the steel roof, so they are open to the top all the way along.  The structure underneath the roof is the same as the Westy roofs.  Holdsworth used them as a base vehicle for their conversions as well.
I've just pulled the roof off mine as the sealant had come away in the gutters so was letting water in, and the inner structure has gone fairly crusty in places, so maybe not one of VW's finest designs (think they're a bit ugly from the outside too IMHO)
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tee3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 10 at 20:31
more offal removed. What is it about High Tops that encourage all the window lickers

Grantus... do you think you could actively encourage the owner of that van to post an account of his travels in the Bus Park? With lots of piccies? Looks like an amazing journey!

Right... back on track.

Pics of your Quasimodo vans. Keep the discussions to the other forums



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stuckonthegrid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 10 at 08:48
Nice bus cyclonemike, best shape hightop I've seen. got any interior pics, 4 berth?
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Great hightop, did you do the body kit and grills yourself cyclonemike?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rogerthecat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 10 at 09:09
Now that is a hi-top I would own - very nice van Mike.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote max and caddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 10 at 18:45
dont know if anybody really gives a crap but i found a vw badge moulded into my roof on the inside at the rear so it is deffo a vw product, also found a vw motor sport sticker under the glued on carpet!!!
 
how good is that then! eh?
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same roof as our old un.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CycloneMike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 10 at 07:20
Thanks for the comments I wanted something that was old but looked newer than it was. To answer the questions, the grills are SA type that are readily available, fitted with golf crystal headlights and clear indicators. The bodykit and bumpers are bonded GRP, quite a bit of work but the whole thing was in bits and primer to have some new panels in anyway, when I found the kit for sale. The interior is a 2.5 berth, I wanted a space for the boy to sleep and play where he can't cause too much trouble, so he has the rear roof space. Mrs CM has the front roof space for all her non essentials. The interior units came from RVTEC at Preston. The roof has EMC in the rear, I think the design has been used by a few manufacturers, they look very different and blend into the van much better when painted the same as the body colour IMO. Feel free to remove pics and waffle if they shouldn't be here. Ta.
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i like that last shot....brilliant playpen...watch out for cuddly toys hitting you in the back of the head when cooking.LOL.
we sold the same high top a while ago..they do seem to be the most sought after roofs, managed to swap mine for a westi hightop
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2.1 petrol Devon twin slider minibus. Have been doing it up slowly. Bought Westfalia high top off Ebay and guy I bought it off fitted it.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grantus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 10 at 07:45
Originally posted by Tee3 Tee3 wrote:



Grantus... do you think you could actively encourage the owner of that van to post an account of his travels in the Bus Park? With lots of piccies? Looks like an amazing journey!




Will give it a shot..Wink Bus is currently in a container in Melbourne, awaiting a ship to Dubai leaving next Friday. Owner is in Brisbane, heading to Kuala Lumper, Malaysia, then on to Thailand, and eventually Dubai to meet the ship. Then will drive back home to Austria by August / September.
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that's mine an 81 weary fitted with an ambulance roof
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote plurker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 10 at 23:08
this is mine, currently sits 2m90 high but looking to possibly put a pop-top on her later this year instead
The top's got no bed in it so isn't a good use of space...

WTD, T3 -40mm springs, a poptop and someone to fit it :)

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Nice bus Armyphill , a bit like mine!
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