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Old 09-22-2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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Roof Replacement Question

This may seem like an odd question because it's kind of backwards. Is it possible to remove a high top and replace it with a stock roof? The reason for my question is I am looking for a mobility converted 2013 or 2014 E350 with a regular roof. They are hard to find. I see lots with high tops but that won't work for me. I need something that can fit in my garage. I'm just wondering if anyone has attempted this before. Is it something a body shop could or would do?
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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Yes a body shop shouldn't have trouble replacing it. Just beware it'll probably cost more than a new Penthouse top.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:56 PM   #3
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hmm

Might be cheaper to lower the ride height if your use and destinations allow..
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:34 PM   #4
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Btw have you thought about a drop floor van?

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...307544591.html
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That's exactly what I'm looking for. I just want one that is newer. I currently have a 2006 E250 with a 6" drop floor. I am looking for a 2011 or newer E350 with a 9" drop floor with low miles. I have found a few. I did come across a 2011 E350 with the 9" drop floor but it also has a raised roof which doesn't work for me. Hence my query of removing the high top. Nice find though.
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Btw have you thought about a drop floor van?

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...307544591.html
That is very slick. I've never seen one with that much of a drop.
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How much of a high top is too high? Maybe you could just swap the current high top for a lower one, heck maybe even get a GTRV top while your already spending money. Same height as stock roof.
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Btw ive read less than ideal reviews about the individuals selling that drop floor van.
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I'm limited with what I can fit in my garage. No raised roof will work. By the time I add 6" of suspension lift and 35's it will just fit with a regular roof.
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How do they drop the floors in these vans? Don't the floors sit directly on top of the frame rails?
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