Weekend before last, the hightop was installed on Simon’s ’91 syncro westy. Late night and quickly thrown together video of install.
And then this last weekend he took it on a trip.
Inside is insulated and carpeted, but side cupboards and little details still need to be installed.
Big difference from the start.
#1 by Simon on May 21, 2012 - 10:26 pm
Big difference – I’ll say! Hard to beliebve that tired-lokking POS in the last pic is the same top eh? Looking back I’m surprised I was as optimistic as I was – must say it’s turned out pretty damn well.
Thanks ab for all your help. Oh and documentary production, camera, direction, costume design etc with the movie 🙂
#2 by Travis on May 22, 2012 - 10:21 am
Nice work! Looks like a great top. What kind is it? Did the van start as a Westfalia poptop? Is the upper bed still usable? Thanks for the info.
#3 by albell on May 22, 2012 - 10:36 am
It is a “Get-Away-Van” hightop, made over on the lower mainland (New Westminster?). The company is still making hightops for domestic vans, but it seems the vanagon top molds are lost. The van was a westy, ’91 syncro. Upper bunk room was not a priority but still can be used for one person (bed extension still not finalized, the fold out system used in westies won’t work on hightop).
#4 by Jose Ramon Puig Herraiz on August 8, 2012 - 12:48 am
Nice work! I changed my Carthago hightop for another one (a Weisnberg) and I had a lot of problems… But finally I could put it on the Syncro!
#5 by albell on August 8, 2012 - 5:49 am
Jose how about a picture? I’d love to see it.