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Old 03-11-2019, 06:01 AM   #11
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That looks nice. Part of me now wishes my van didn't already have a raised roof. While it would be nice to have a bit more headroom and height for a platform bed as well as having a better surface for mounting solar panels on, part of me can't see cutting off and throwing away a perfectly good (and somewhat uncommon) Turtletop.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:19 AM   #12
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Thanks guys, I'm really happy with this great looking top and all the added space. Have to give credit to Sailine's build with same 24" top, I was sold at first glance...

It's going to look fantastic in color matching bedliner. Thanks Scotty and JWA for the bedliner tips and links!

Rob and Buffalo, I'll be in touch to setup a inspection session.


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Old 03-11-2019, 04:07 PM   #13
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Beautiful. An RB with that exact top got me wanting a Ford hightop a few years ago. I wound up getting the same top but on an EB.

Looks like Fiberine cut the metal roof as far back as they could get it. Leaves you lots of options to trim it out.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:21 AM   #14
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Looks like Fiberine cut the metal roof as far back as they could get it. Leaves you lots of options to trim it out.
I was planning to leave the last rear cross-brace / roof in place for storage and rigidity. Decided to let Fiberine hack it off morning of install. Plenty rigid back there with top on and easy to add a shelf/box for storage.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:26 PM   #15
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Looks good. I have had a pop top and now a high top. Not going back.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:21 PM   #16
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Nice! I grabbed a 24 HT from a junkyard a couple weeks ago. Still installing but love it already
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:02 AM   #17
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Looks really nice!

I am looking to install a high top as well, it will be the first step in my build out. I figure it will be easier to start the gutting the interior and doing the insulation when I can fully stand.

I am wondering if there is value to pre wire for solar and install a fan if I don't have a house battery system yet?
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:40 AM   #18
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I am wondering if there is value to pre wire for solar and install a fan if I don't have a house battery system yet?

Always better IMO to pre-wire if you even think you may want to add something later. The time and cost is small when building out, but a lot more once everything is put together.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:39 AM   #19
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Buffalo (Chris) and NRobert10 (Rob) came over to check out the new top last night . They both liked it a lot. Full time standing room is pretty amazing... Both seem eager to convert from pop-top to fixed-top.

I'm deep into "Analysis Paralysis" researching insulation and electrical. Trying to keep it simple but future proofing has me locked up good...

Current insulation plan: Ensure plenty of paint on all metal surfaces followed by a radiant barrier like Attic-Foil then half inch Rmax R-Matte Plus-3 Polyiso. Will double sheet this on the ceiling and use baffle insulation everywhere else I can stuff it.

Wiring plan needs all my attention now... Need vs. Want segregation time..

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Looks great. NRobert10 (Rob) and I installed one on my van a while back. Being able to stand up and move around is a game changer.
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