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T3 TinTop Westfalia Conversion

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Hutchie, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nils, luggage rack was painted last week, colour looks pretty good !

    Is there anyone out there willing to part with or part out a passenger side opening quarter glass and frame ??
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Oooo, what bad luck!

    I do have 1 opening quarter and frame, but I just went out and checked............... and it’s for the driver’s side. :(

    I have a passenger side glass only though, if that any help?
     
  3. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Grant, I thought I had the passenger side but after closer inspection realized all I had was a spare glass for drivers side and only vertical part of frame for passenger side
     
  4. Hutchie

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    oh and maybe a couple of vents for the dash (the ones that swivel L/R, up/down) !
     
  5. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Finally getting some paint on, here is the "Luggage Rack", remainder of the PopTop will be done today.

    Colour is Lapis Blue Pearl

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  6. Barry

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    That should come up a treat
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    That looks stunning! :)

    Love the colour.
     
  8. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, started small to see how the colour would go down. There are a few imperfections on the inside of the rack, but for the most part this area will rarely be seen. I probably should have used some bed liner given that it will be used for carrying stuff. The outside turned out pretty good, and with a few minor tweaks, patience and care, I think the rest should come out just fine.
     
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  9. Barry

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    is there any reason you couldn't paint the inside in black bed liner?

    reckon that would look pretty good - plus only birds will see it
     
  10. Hutchie

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    Yup, that's what I should have done Barry, just didn't think that far ahead, I will probably end up laying down a thin sheet of rubber to protect the paint
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    You can’t paint over ?
     
  13. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    definitely could Barry, but it just looks too good atm
     
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  14. cbus

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    Polished timber slats ?
    Probably 25mm half rounds sika to inbetween existing glass ribs.
    Or higher profile to clear existing ribs.

    Or a frame with ribs that sits across top of the moulded ribs.
    16mm stainless round tube for strength for tying smaller items to rack.
    Blasted and painted satin or near flat 2 Pac.
    Screwed down to shaped epoxied in place nuts under existing ribs.?
     
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  15. Syncro27

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    Looks awesome.

    I have the same problem with my front roof basket - too nice to just dump stuff on so I put a foam rubber sheet under anything I carry which is only ever one of those roof top bags.

    You don't want to weigh that spot too much as it makes your van too top heavy and unstable so just stick light bulky stuff up there.

    Again, it looks awesome. Cant wait to see it painted and back together!
     
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  16. Hutchie

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    Thanks Syncro, I'm hoping that in another 2-3 weeks I should have it all back home and then comes the task of putting it all back together again,....now where did I put that scrinson for the dooverlacke???.

    Need some advice for the moment

    My interior was all brown uuugghh, so I have re-sprayed the dash and all vents etc black, would it be possible for someone to send in a quick pic of their front vents, and the two on the side showing their correct orientation .... I didn't take any pics before I took it apart.

    Next, I've been searching for a good material to line the inside of the pop top and today while loading hay into my daughters ute I came across something that looks pretty good, the underside of her fibre glass cover is covered in what looks like a marine grade carpet, does anyone know where you can get this stuff, or are there any other suggestion?
     
  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Errm...... Post #71 above?
     
  18. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I would go to a trimmer and get them to do it. Anyway looks better that a DIY job - well worth the extra expense.
     
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  19. Luckyphil

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    Look up 4 way stretch its what trimmers use and will go on much netter than marine carpet.
     
  20. Hutchie

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    Thanks all, headliner fabric sorted.... and trimmer. Poptop was painted today I will try to get some pics up when I get a chance.
     

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