PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby Nomad [OP] » October 17th 2015, 2:42am

Just saw an astro van that used a pickup truck canopy for a raised roof on an astro did not look to good but not to bad ether and their are plenty of free PU Canopies on CL may be an affordable way to raise the roof wont be the first wild roof raising on a vehicle...

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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby WoodButcher » October 17th 2015, 3:08am

That's sad.
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Postby AstroWill » October 17th 2015, 3:15am

Many here will have nightmares tonight :)

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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby chagamansam » October 17th 2015, 3:51am

YES! He did what i was thinking of doing.... ha. this post makes my day. So glad Gary helped me out and sold me his high top instead!
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby Lumpy » October 17th 2015, 4:39am

You guys are heartless and cold. That guy with the "Shell-On-Astro" is probably emotionally attached to his van-camper. Probably had his first sex there.


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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby markmitch » October 17th 2015, 4:58am

and his last!
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Postby 97cargocrawler » October 17th 2015, 6:01am

Thanks. I decided to swap my truck onto the van and rent it as a backhouse. Im too attached to let it go to the scrapper. I get $100 a month and she dumps her own bucket into the neighbors garden. The penthouse has a great view from my bedroom window.
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby Lumpy » October 17th 2015, 7:26am

There used to be a guy on Lincoln Blvd, just north of Manchester, who was famous for mating cars together. He'd typically start with a school bus. Weld a VW buss or Beetle on top of that. Gave it a "RR Gondola Car" effect. He knocked them out really fast. Some restaurant chain bought one of his creations and turned it into a cafe next to Randy's Donuts.

I would imagine both are gone now. Heart of the Ghetto, just two blocks from Tray land at 83rd and Fig.


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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby Astrofarian » October 17th 2015, 4:03pm

Um....thanks for sharing? LoL That thing looks scary WITHOUT getting into the plethora of aerodynamic issues that come to mind.
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby Astrofarian » October 17th 2015, 4:21pm

^^^^^Now THAT, I like! Is that a local vehicle or something you found on the interweb?
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby DGE73 » October 17th 2015, 6:16pm

That needs to be done with an Astro and a Pontiac 6000 wagon!
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby markmitch » October 18th 2015, 2:36am

I seen a fullsized van at a show once that took the roof off an old oldsmobile wagon with windows in the roof and added it to the top of the van. the roof from this car welded to the top of a dodge van.
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby bunce1260 » October 19th 2015, 11:41pm

Having spent the weekend in my van, I'm not happy with my conversion bed situation and think this could be a good idea. You'd just need to find one with a decent slope that you can put at the front and tall enough so you can just cut an access hole and sleep on the roof. The camper high tops they make for these vans are effin ugly as sin too so why spend 4 grand on one?
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby Nomad [OP] » October 20th 2015, 3:57am

I would just like the option of being able to stand up in the van if I did ever do this mod I would then put in proper full kitchen in the van..
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Re: PU Canopy for raised Astro Roof

Postby AstroWill » October 20th 2015, 4:08am

bunce1260 wrote:The camper high tops they make for these vans are effin ugly as sin too so why spend 4 grand on one?


Not as ulgy as that horrible beast in the OP.

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