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Raised roof on a Cargo Astro

PostPosted: August 23rd 2010, 5:07pm
by Jhouserjr
Has anyone put a raised roof from a junkyard Astro on an Astro Cargo? If so do you have advice or instructions?

Thanks,
John

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Re: Raised roof on a Cargo Astro

PostPosted: August 23rd 2010, 8:08pm
by chevy57bert
Jhouserjr wrote:Has anyone put a raised roof from a junkyard Astro on an Astro Cargo? If so do you have advice or instructions?

Thanks,
John

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What do you want to know? I did once get a conversion roof off from a 94 tiara.
complete with tv , radio, lights ect ect..
we did it in less then 2 hours. with the right tools...

Re: Raised roof on a Cargo Astro

PostPosted: August 23rd 2010, 8:20pm
by ihatemybike
Herbie on www.ExpeditionPortal.com just cut a big hole in his roof to add a pop-up on his van. He's documenting the whole thing.

Re: Raised roof on a Cargo Astro

PostPosted: August 28th 2010, 2:30am
by patgizz
looks pretty straightforward. get correct roof(long or shorty van), measure hole on donor, cut your roof, set new on and bolt together with lots and lots of silicone in between.

i was at the yard today looking for one, unfortunately there were none there. can't decide whether i want a raised roof or safari rack but i think i'd be happier with more headroom.

Re: Raised roof on a Cargo Astro

PostPosted: August 28th 2010, 7:10pm
by chevy57bert
patgizz wrote:looks pretty straightforward. get correct roof(long or shorty van), measure hole on donor, cut your roof, set new on and bolt together with lots and lots of silicone in between.


Did you forget. the wires for, lights Led and daylight , radio, tv, earphones,welded reinforcement bars. almost all those wires goes thru the left pillar post..
Did you forget. the 200+ drilled holes to hold the roof in place.
Did you forget. the roof liner, it must come off if you disassemble and is no easy job the get it installed ..

It`s a Hell off a job to get everything in order....
I know because I have to do all this.. :banghead: :banghead:

Let me know if I can be off any use..