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Old 11-06-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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EB Penthouse Top Transplant to RB Van Body

Was able to track down a EB Penthouse top, still attached to the extended van. Van is a "cargo" in very rough shape. I already have a van and would like to transplant the top to my newer standard length van. Therein lies the problem. I have 18" less roof to attach the top to, so the penthouse roof would nearly extend to the windshield.

Has anyone ever done this? I seem to recall refrences to this being done by another member. What issues were encountered? Was roof cut forward of the B pillar roof support or was opening frame shortened? Was the fiberglass roof cut down to fit?
Just want to know before I go head deep into this.
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:08 PM   #2
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AndrewST has done this. It turned out to look better than an SMB install IMO.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...s-v2-9841.html
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:08 PM   #3
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Sweet! I knew I saw this one before. Another night of reading...http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...smilies/t2.gif
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:39 PM   #4
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Sweet! I knew I saw this one before. Another night of reading...http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...smilies/t2.gif
PM I have done install few months ago on my van looks like you are local (bay area) I can give you a hand and some pointers
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:15 AM   #5
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Thanks for the offer polishadam82, but it will not be necessary, the deal feel through. I just could not get out to the seller fast enough. I looked at your profile and saw you picked up a top around Feb this year. Was this the blue one from Santa Cruz?
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:41 AM   #6
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Thanks for the offer polishadam82, but it will not be necessary, the deal feel through. I just could not get out to the seller fast enough. I looked at your profile and saw you picked up a top around Feb this year. Was this the blue one from Santa Cruz?
yup that is correct I installed in April
I know they show up here and there every few months
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:09 PM   #7
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That was a huge score. That was another one that I could not get to quick enough. Glad to see a member got it.

Did you wind up rehabbing the top yourself and sourcing the canvas from Sportsmobile West?

I guess I'll just have to keep looking.
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