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Old 02-18-2021, 02:51 PM   #1
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Possible to add height to a High Top?

Is it possible to add a spacer between a van roof and a high top to create more internal height? I am looking at a van with a 16" high top and would like more head room and would prefer to use the existing high top if possible.

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Old 02-18-2021, 04:47 PM   #2
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As a follow up question. Can a pop-top easily replace a high top? Are there any that are compatible regarding roof openings?
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Old 02-18-2021, 11:18 PM   #3
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Is it possible to add a spacer between a van roof and a high top to create more internal height? I am looking at a van with a 16" high top and would like more head room and would prefer to use the existing high top if possible.
The ones I've seen, modified VW highroofs, all look like the roof was sectioned near the top and a piece added in to make it even taller.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:53 AM   #4
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Sell the top you have and get the one you want.
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Old 02-19-2021, 09:45 AM   #5
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Sell the top you have and get the one you want.
This. Although removal can be a challenge depending the style, when it was installed, and how they did it.
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Old 02-19-2021, 10:19 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the inputs.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:53 AM   #7
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You could check with Colorado Camper van, and ask if they can convert your existing top to a pop-top. When they first started, all of their pop-tops were modified Fiberine tops, and only later did they start doing their own fiberglass.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:39 AM   #8
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Sell the top you have and get the one you want.
Agreed, you're talking about major fab and reconstruction here including the hard part of adding a taller top, which is removing old one and reinstalling whatever goes on. Adding the spacer would actually even be harder than that.
I wouldn't want to drive down the highway with a fiberglass Whopper on top of my van.

Also, whoever can make a spacer can probably just make a top.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:41 AM   #9
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A spacer would give you an added seam that you need to deal with, and therefore another opportunity for water intrusion.



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Is it possible to add a spacer between a van roof and a high top to create more internal height? I am looking at a van with a 16" high top and would like more head room and would prefer to use the existing high top if possible.

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This guy said it was VERY possible and that he could knock it out in a afternoon...easy!
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