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    Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 18:24
Any suggestions???? Know JK do em, are they any good????? Really need one on this year it's ballaxed!!!!!!!!!LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 18:26

They are a beige sort of colour, thats all they do init? Think they do have zip out sides though.

Guenzl does 'em I think.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 19:07

I've mentined it before, would you fit a JK one, as in would you be ok with fitting it?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 19:10
GoWesty does some dogs bo**ox material type ones, alleged rot-proof, water-resist etc etc. Quite expensive, plus carriage and probably import duty etc, BUT is it one of those jobs you want to do more than once in your lifetime?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 19:10
Go get one from Go Westy - rot proof and they come in all colours.
Got one for mine and fitted it in an afternoon on me lonesome - see here


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 19:19
Here ya go fella - try this link, but if you do go for them get someone over there to post em - duty and VAT are a bit steep

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 19:19

Cheers!!!!

According to what I've read, the early ones (1980) are a twat to do as thery're stapled in at the top... Was your's??????????

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 19:20
Nah, later model uses small screws. Have heard that the spales can be a little awkward.
Think there are some instructions on the GoWesty site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 19:21
Just get Mr baxter to do it!!!!!!!!Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 20:11
I fitted one from JK, The quality seemed good enough.

Fitting is not that bad, just remove the roof, fit new canvas to that section, then its roof back on and refit the ally strips on top of the canvas to the metal roof ... the bits at the back are a bit awkward cos your stuffed for room.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 20:24
i'm gonna have a new one before summer, so i'll keep an eye on this thread. I had a look tother day and it doesnt look too bad to do.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 20:41
..yup no probs in fitting em at all...take the roof off tho then you can get into the corners with a staple gun easily!!!...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 20:56

If they still make the original one's go for one of them even if they cost more.

I had one similiar to the JK one and it is harder to fit than the original ones.

Just put a westy roof on the syncro and used the original canvas dead easy.

The originals come with plastic bead trim at both ends van roof and elevating roof.

The JK type one i had, only had the bead one end. So i put that one on the van roof (looks neater), and had to tension the elevating roof bit by bit, pain in the arse.

And the rear part of canvas is harder as stated earlier, not much room.Angry

IMHO its not worth removing the roof to do the job. Higher risk of cracking the roof, scratching the van or underside of roof etc. There heavy items.Cry

If they still do original ones, could you let me know where you got it from and costs, may change mine as it has a small tear in it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 21:03

The Gunzl one is the closest one i have seen to the original. It is a similar thickness and quality, but only has the beading on the bottom. The JK ones are pretty thin, and dont seem to fit as well as the Gunzl ones. And i should know, as i had to return 2 to JK!

They were good though, and bought in the Gunzl one and gave me some freebies.

Its not a bad job, but one that you only want to undertake once. Go for the best canvas you can afford.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 21:09
Someone was selling em last time I was at venfest, they were 249... Billed as 'made to original spec'... Not sure if that includes thickness.... Can't remember who it was though!!!!!!!!!
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Have had the Go Westy one out in torrential rain and winds and it stayed put, it has front and side windows and being synthetic doesn't mildew.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 07 at 22:02
been out in the rain all afternoon under the gazebo putting new carpet and canvas on me devon roof and it was a twunt of a job .

Glad im changing it now before the roof is fitted to the van, its only a job you want to do once so get the best canvas you can afford

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 07 at 21:10

I just got one from gowesty and it was the top spec one rot proof etc it was 218.00 GBP delivered ($429) but got stung with customs another 78.00  the dollers weak at the moment nearly two to the pound.

I opened the packaging and it looks and feels really good plus full choice of colours and three windows..

I  have asked Simon Baxter to fit mine and he is happy to do it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 07 at 17:42
Ahhhh just been looking at canvasses again.

Anyone know what the ones Status are selling are like?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 07 at 17:10
i fitted a jk to mine - it came with the van. I removed
the roof as i saw this to be the best option plus you
can give it a real good clean without drenching the
inside of your van.

the fit is not the best - bit like a hanky on a tramps
head - could be tighter but it is ok

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