Seeking pop top (T top style) 2004 Astrovan

Seeking pop top (T top style) 2004 Astrovan

Postby HappyHappyJoyJoy [OP] » April 30th 2019, 3:38am

I've called around to professionals to install pop top on an Astrovan. Nobody can do it as they won't bother with the mold for less than $15K as a custom project. Any suggestions on how I find a pop top- T-top style? Getting to the point I'm willing to settle for a V-top. But not before I figure out a way to fabricate a top myself. Any comments/guidance is appreciated.
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Re: Seeking pop top (T top style) 2004 Astrovan

Postby AstroWill » April 30th 2019, 2:38pm

Welcome to the forum!

The cheapest way is to get a used high top from a conversion van. Of course getting someone to make the rest can get expensive, but not as expensive as doing a custom mold which is a TON of work. DIY is also an option as far as the lift/fabric. Check out Gavio's postings.

This link gives you some places to call around to, and ideas for doing your own. http://zenseeker.net/AdventureVans/Adve ... opTops.htm

Sportsmobile has one for the Metris, about the same size as an Astro, maybe it could be massaged to fit. https://sportsmobile.com/mercedes-metris/

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Re: Seeking pop top (T top style) 2004 Astrovan

Postby nosxjeep » April 30th 2019, 3:48pm

This thread may help:
https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.p ... 7&t=101970

Also, you'll find that even makers of new high tops are very rare, but there is one in Long Beach, CA: http://fiberine.com/GVMR/Mini_Van_Tops.html#26
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Re: Seeking pop top (T top style) 2004 Astrovan

Postby fabinator » April 30th 2019, 6:31pm

There is a 93 with a pop out sunroof in a junkyard north of seattle… not sure if that's near where you are.
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Re: Seeking pop top (T top style) 2004 Astrovan

Postby AstroWill » May 1st 2019, 4:19am

I don't think they are looking for a sunroof.

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