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Old 06-17-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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Big Mike the adventure van

Everyone: meet Big Mike the adventure van.
This is a project that I started back in November of '16 and have been working on about 3/4 of the time since. I designed and built the v-top in the westy style, insulated, and installed it on my 2012 Chevy 3500. Installed gas springs and a lifting hinge ala volkswagen, had a local firm fab the tent, and installed it the other day. So far pretty happy with the results.

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Old 06-17-2017, 02:24 PM   #2
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Any pics of the building of your top
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:49 PM   #3
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:28 PM   #4
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Any pics of the building of your top
Oh I've got pix. I want to post a comprehensive build thread soon, but SOMETHING is eating up all my spare time. here are a couple just to whet your appetites: The first is the plug and the second is me turning the mold over with the plug off and in the background.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:10 PM   #6
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Looks great! Finally a top with style that doesn't look like a 90's conversion van...great job
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:01 AM   #7
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I'm sure you have many hours in making the mold.
The end result is fantastic.
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What is the location of this beauty
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:06 AM   #9
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Looks great!
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:15 AM   #10
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Very nice work. I can't wait to hear more.

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