Username:    Password:        Click Here to Signup     Forgotten Password
Main Menu
· Home
· Forum
ONLINE_EL15

Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ Signup ]
[ Forgot password? ]



Members: 2587
Newest member: zfx5if5fef4
Poll


Do you do your own work? (pick all that apply)



Oil change

Valve adjustments

Points n plugs

Timing n tuning

Body work n paint

All the above

No, my hands are clean



Posted by TN Jed
Votes: 2463
Previous polls

Online
Members: 2

Click To Show - Guests: 7

Last Seen

Dan87 Thu 15:59
kurtg Thu 15:47
charliec Thu 15:17
stcillmhky Thu 15:10
zfx5if5fef4 Thu 14:53

Newest Members

Dan87 Wed 15:26
cheso Tue 11:25
YellowDuck Mon 22:39
Filibence Sun 19:18
chefmikef Thu 19:52
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON

	
Unanswered Posts
The following forum posts remain unanswered
Must see video 16 Apr : 06:57AM
nattybus 15 Apr : 11:37AM
WTB Krebsfer 31[...] 11 Apr : 09:42AM
Pop Top canvas [...] 04 Apr : 06:47PM
Rare Jonny ligh[...] 03 Apr : 09:31PM

April 2014
Entries this month: 9

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789*1112
13141516171819
2021*****
*282930
Upcoming Events
Chatbox
You must be logged in to post comments on this site - please either log in or if you are not registered click here to signup


bullet bluebus
15 Mar : 09:41PM
Hey all,
is Every Bus still going to happen at Hagan stone park, me and another bus are coming from PA and I see the web site says closed until further notice?
bullet SusieBear
07 Mar : 07:22PM
See you soon Kathy! Barry's is the 20th so maybe we can celebrate his too!
bullet kathy
06 Mar : 05:22PM
Doc (Bob) Hardee has a birthday on 3-16, y'all. Let's celebrate with him at Paddy's Wagen. See you there.
bullet SusieBear
05 Mar : 07:55PM
VeeDubs
bullet hippieman88
04 Mar : 11:24PM
, Love ,
bullet shaun
03 Mar : 12:50PM
Peace
bullet CoffeeBus
09 Feb : 05:49AM
not a big deal but apparently the emoticons are not working in the IMs they just show up as the keyboard characters.
bullet shaun
08 Feb : 11:05PM
Thats cool Collie,just rambling anyways.....just popped in to lurk around...see you all around the fire soon or sooner then later
bullet Collie
12 Jan : 07:45AM
Shaun, had to delete that post (software goes wonky) if you dont use spaces...lol

Member's Birthdays:
No birthdays today

Next birthdays
sunroof71 4 19
bodackel 4 19
carolinabusguy 4 21

Recipes
There are 7 recipes in 7 categories
The latest are

Zuchinni Supreme
Rooster on 24 Jul : 08:28AM

Sausage Chili
1977_L63H_P27 on 10 Jul : 11:07AM

Shrimp Boil
willchop1 on 09 Jul : 07:55PM

Hobo Stew
tester on 09 Jul : 07:41PM

Cowboy Stew
TN Jed on 09 Jul : 07:32PM
Link to us
Link to us
Get a Bently Manual. It just might become your best friend.
Club Supporter


Forums
Full Moon Bus Club :: Forums :: Chit Chat :: Around the Campfire
 
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>
Pop Top Canvas for Vanagon
Moderators: TN Jed, Lickity Split, docric, sweetbus, Tom., Collie
Author Post
Royce
Sun Aug 29 2010, 08:19AM
Registered Member #266
Joined: Wed Aug 18 2010, 05:17PM
Location: Hiawassee,GA
Posts: 12

Offline offline
What company would you all recommend to buy pop top canvas from. Thank you.
Back to top
markdearing
Sun Aug 29 2010, 10:43AM
Registered Member #61
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 07:02AM
Location: salem va
Posts: 3520

Offline offline
I really like the way the go westy one fits, but in saying that I have a bus depot one on my vannie . I think it came from just kampers . It fit real nice but it helped that I had the roof off to paint it. Do not get the cheap ones. later mark d

salem import service
1113 florida st
salem va 24153
540 389 8587

Back to top
DELETE
Sun Aug 29 2010, 04:01PM
Registered Member #168
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 04:14PM
Location: DELELTE
Posts: 169

Offline offline
We have the cheapest Go Westy canvas. It's real nice and much thicker than the Bus Depot variety (which is also alot cheaper). We are happy with it, although, we have the grey and it did fade over the last 3 years. Whatever you get, make sure it has 3 windows as that makes a huge difference! Wish we would have gotten the hemp tent, but we needed fast and they were on backorder at the time.
Back to top
markdearing
Mon Aug 30 2010, 08:42AM
Registered Member #61
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 07:02AM
Location: salem va
Posts: 3520

Offline offline
Wish we would have gotten the hemp tent

Why?? what is so special about the hemp tent?? seems to me that it would smell like old rope when it gets wet. Also seeing how a lot of these tents don't fit very well ,I would suspect the hemp being after market would probably suffer from the same pattern. Ask Phil about the bus depot one that didn't fit at BOTR last year, window screen ripped when they popped it up.
I suggest buying the best one out there , spend extra , remove the top to install it as you can get a better fit.
later md

salem import service
1113 florida st
salem va 24153
540 389 8587

Back to top
WestyCharlie1
Mon Aug 30 2010, 03:39PM

Registered Member #153
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 08:17AM
Location: Blanchester Ohio
Posts: 86

Offline offline
you should get the one with three windows for sure

82 westy full camper \\\"Althea\\\"

Back to top
BoydSmith
Mon Aug 30 2010, 08:07PM

Registered Member #64
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 07:06AM
Location: Elizabethton, Tennessee
Posts: 991

Offline offline
I will agree with Mark here. There are things to go cheap on but the canvas is not one of them. Have some pity on the poor sucker putting it in and if that is your have some pity on yourself. I put cheap canvasses right in the same category as cheap 1600cc mufflers. You will never regret buying the good one.
Boyd

Just remember, You are unique, just like everyone else.

Back to top
bear
Mon Aug 30 2010, 08:31PM

Registered Member #30
Joined: Tue Aug 10 2010, 11:10PM
Location: Easley, SC
Posts: 2342

Offline offline
I happen to know someone that knows how to put one of the tops on a van without breaking it. The B.D. top was alright, just have to measure before putting the first staple in it. Had we measured we would have put the top on like "Jerry" wanted to, instead of like the instructions said to. A good top would be better, but you still have to make sure it's going to fit before starting.

Good friends are like stars, you may not always see them, but they are always there.. Phil Cain 205 Old Stagecoach Rd. Easley SC 29642, 864-859-8256
Back to top
Kenny
Mon Aug 30 2010, 11:20PM

Registered Member #147
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 06:58AM
Location: Fleetwood, PA
Posts: 260

Offline offline
h2obusgirl wrote ...

We have the cheapest Go Westy canvas. It's real nice and much thicker than the Bus Depot variety (which is also alot cheaper). We are happy with it, although, we have the grey and it did fade over the last 3 years. Whatever you get, make sure it has 3 windows as that makes a huge difference! Wish we would have gotten the hemp tent, but we needed fast and they were on backorder at the time.


We got the regular canvas tent ($360) instead of the acrylic tent ($460). Thats what my wife meant by cheapest. I have the later model roof with the screw in rails instead of the staples and it truly was a perfect fit. The only con is how the gray faded. I'm realistic and it has seen a lot of sun since we installed it. Just miss how nice the dark gray looked.
Back to top
GreenBus
Tue Aug 31 2010, 05:45PM

Registered Member #142
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 10:13PM
Location: Lost in Oregon
Posts: 1395

Offline offline
I am having MAJOR problems with the busdepot top I am trying to install on the 1974 westy, as it went up slowly it had no problems, But as the sun started to shine and it got hot today, it pulled the staples out of the top, and the screens all tore.. what went wrong???
I was away from it for about 3 hours, no high winds, or any wind at all... I had to remove screws to get it down with out fear of it ripping more... I don't think bus depot will take it back either...


[ Edited Tue Aug 31 2010, 05:47PM ]

"Where you invest your Love, you invest your Life "

www.HippyMotorsUSA.com
On the road since 2012...
1962 GM PD4106 retired LTR charter bus.
Back to top
GreenBus
Tue Aug 31 2010, 05:48PM

Registered Member #142
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 10:13PM
Location: Lost in Oregon
Posts: 1395

Offline offline
look closely at the screen


"Where you invest your Love, you invest your Life "

www.HippyMotorsUSA.com
On the road since 2012...
1962 GM PD4106 retired LTR charter bus.
Back to top
rastafoo
Tue Aug 31 2010, 08:33PM

Registered Member #125
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 06:48PM
Location: Tallahassee Florida
Posts: 367

Offline offline
ouch!


'73 asi riviera camper (Janis)
'74 westfalia campmobile (Maisy)
'65 13w deluxe project (Bugga-bugga sunshine)

'Spirit is the journey, body is the bus. I am the driver, from dust to dust.'
Back to top
GreenBus
Tue Aug 31 2010, 09:32PM

Registered Member #142
Joined: Wed Aug 11 2010, 10:13PM
Location: Lost in Oregon
Posts: 1395

Offline offline
I moved this over to tech questions to avoid stealing a thread...

"Where you invest your Love, you invest your Life "

www.HippyMotorsUSA.com
On the road since 2012...
1962 GM PD4106 retired LTR charter bus.
Back to top
Kenny
Tue Aug 31 2010, 09:41PM

Registered Member #147
Joined: Thu Aug 12 2010, 06:58AM
Location: Fleetwood, PA
Posts: 260

Offline offline
Tried to embed from youtube but no luck. After 3rd edit.

Bryan aka Bassghost made this video up about his tent troubles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30i7dZJIJ20



[ Edited Tue Aug 31 2010, 09:51PM ]
Back to top
 

Jump:     Back to top

Syndicate this thread: rss 0.92 Syndicate this thread: rss 2.0 Syndicate this thread: RDF
Powered by e107 Forum System
In Steve (Killian)'s words FMBC My alternative family of choice