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  • nevonthenet
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    My roof has been raised

    Hi Ant & Kieth a word of thanks as my roof has been well and truly raised. The work has been carried out by Van master online of Bradford. I left my van yesterdayat 10am and picked up my raised roof camper today 24hrs later, this was requested to allow extra time for the addesive to set. I can now start my labour of love as "Toppsy" is due for use in only six weeks watch for the pickies

    nev

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  • wheelmon
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    Hi Nev

    It'll all be worth it in the end. I remember the pre-hitop days when we used to get "Van-Back" as we called it, due to stooping. It is now a family term.
    After a day's gardening: "Oooh I've got Van-Back!"

    Keith

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  • nevonthenet
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    thanks Keith

    Originally posted by wheelmon View Post
    Nev, it's probably 12 yrs since I had a molded grp hi-top fitted to a Bedford Midi by a firm in Knottingley - no nearer to you I'm afraid. Euro Motor Campers was the name I'm sure. It was done by appointment on a 'while you wait' basis. It was the very basic job leaving me to do the lining etc. and the roof was bonded on with Sikaflex - nothing else. I dropped the van off with them mid-morning and then had to make myself scarce for 3 hrs. When I got back it was done!! - and a very tidy piece of work

    By the time I'd bought some lining carpet, aerosol glue, more Sikaflex, etc and settled the bill they said I could drive it home - Knottingley to Bolton! I was a bit uneasy but based on their assurance I did it all went well.

    I can't remember what it cost but in view off the elapsed time it wouldn't mean much now.

    I did the interior so that most of it could be removed easily so it could still be used as a van ( - Not to the standard of Dabs' Bongo I hasten to admit!!)

    The company sold all the parts and materials you would need to build a motorhome interior.

    Good luck with your project

    Keith
    Thanks Keith. This guy addvertised a 9 till 5 job but when I phoned he has addvised leaving overnight 18hrs drying time even offered a coursity car while he does the work. My only regret is that I have to strip out the fixtures that are all ready in so that he can carry out the work. its fun
    thanks Nev

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  • nevonthenet
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    thanks ant

    Originally posted by ant View Post
    Hi Nev.
    Back in the early 80's we used to get up to that sort of work but I'm afraid I've lost touch with who and where now. I think if you can see someones work in the flesh rather than a photo you can make a pretty safe judgement yourself as to whether its a good job or not.
    Ant
    Thanks Ant I will be having a look at the guys work anyway before he starts as he can alter how much of the old roof is left on for shelving and cupboards. I will of course be taking some pickies myself and will post them

    nev

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  • ant
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    Hi Nev.
    Back in the early 80's we used to get up to that sort of work but I'm afraid I've lost touch with who and where now. I think if you can see someones work in the flesh rather than a photo you can make a pretty safe judgement yourself as to whether its a good job or not.
    Ant

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  • wheelmon
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    Nev, it's probably 12 yrs since I had a molded grp hi-top fitted to a Bedford Midi by a firm in Knottingley - no nearer to you I'm afraid. Euro Motor Campers was the name I'm sure. It was done by appointment on a 'while you wait' basis. It was the very basic job leaving me to do the lining etc. and the roof was bonded on with Sikaflex - nothing else. I dropped the van off with them mid-morning and then had to make myself scarce for 3 hrs. When I got back it was done!! - and a very tidy piece of work

    By the time I'd bought some lining carpet, aerosol glue, more Sikaflex, etc and settled the bill they said I could drive it home - Knottingley to Bolton! I was a bit uneasy but based on their assurance I did it all went well.

    I can't remember what it cost but in view off the elapsed time it wouldn't mean much now.

    I did the interior so that most of it could be removed easily so it could still be used as a van ( - Not to the standard of Dabs' Bongo I hasten to admit!!)

    The company sold all the parts and materials you would need to build a motorhome interior.

    Good luck with your project

    Keith

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  • nevonthenet
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    raising the roof of my relay

    Hi Ant can you or any member advise me. I wish to fit a raised roof to my citroen relay swb van that I am converting. My insurer asked for proof that a company has carried out the work (stops me messing the job up) and an ebay seller whom I do not know will do this work for £799, which seems resonable and he has offered to show me some of his work first.He is in Bradford I am in Durham. Can you recomend anyone who does this type of work
    many thank nev

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