Thread: Custom Pop Top Camper Project Update.

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    Default Custom Pop Top Camper Project Update.

    The Camper project is gathering pace with materials arriving.

    I received the sandwich panels last week and now I am starting to assemble the living module.

    I spent several hours stating to prepare the joints and getting the panels ready and doing a trial fit for the cabin panels.

    See my latest video for an update

    https://youtu.be/SiJ_Ao23r50


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    Looks good and I'm looking forward to the canvas portion. Are you lifting the whole roof or doing a swing up rear style only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by locrwln View Post
    Are you lifting the whole roof or doing a swing up rear style only?
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    I am lifting the whole roof, I have a video on my channel showing the roof structure.

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    I have been following this build and it is going to be brilliant. Where did you acquire the lift up roof assembly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockymtnbushwacker View Post
    Where did you acquire the lift up roof assembly?
    It is made from a an extruded aluminium section which is available to buy by the length.

    See the link below.

    Not sure if it is available in other markets.

    http://aussietraveller.com.au/produc...-top-extrusion

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    Brilliant! Thank you!

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    The latest installment with the assembly of the camper cabin.

    The walls are all glued together and ready for the corner trims and doors and widows to be installed.

    Check out the video with my progress to date.


    https://youtu.be/bOjRRPsoFtU


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    Hi Guys, Great news the pop top roof is now ready for install, the canvas was have been made and they look amazing.

    watch the YouTube video for a full explanation of the roof.

    The roof will be going on this weekend.


    https://youtu.be/Ji2UtlFbrKg


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    Roof looks difficult to close w/ one person? Will those X-brackets support strong winds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmcintyre View Post
    Roof looks difficult to close w/ one person? Will those X-brackets support strong winds?
    The lifters are spring loaded and rated at 45Kgs each, once I fit the roof panel, solar panels and two fantastic fans I will be able to close it myself.

    The lifters are specifically designed for RV roofs so I guess they would be made to cope with adverse weather conditions.

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