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Old 03-22-2019, 04:07 PM   #1
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Campster Pop tops

Hi folks, we have a newly acquired '70 Trails West Campster and I need to replace the material on the pop top.

I've read that the Trails West group was also suppling the pop top to the late 60's VDub Camper back in the day. Seeing some side by side images of the two they do look about the same size and style. Just wondering if anyone's tried one of these. Replacement tops go for about $300, not bad considering all the time and hassle you would save. Thank you for any info you can pass along

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Old 03-24-2019, 01:31 PM   #2
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I hope someone responds with helpful info, our trailswest is in need of a top also. Lee and Norma
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Old 03-24-2019, 01:37 PM   #3
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I'm not sure. Some careful measuring will be required. I was looking to replace the rubber seal on my Campster pop top and found one at a retro VW supply. They actually pulled one out of the package and measured it for me and it came up about 10" short of my measurements. I passed on the project for now.
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:59 PM   #4
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Congrats on your camper.
They are such a nice little camper.
I used the old top as a pattern the best I could.
Made new top out of rip stop material.
Stapled velcro on the wood surround then sewed velcro on the rip stop.
Can remove it whenever I need to.
If I have to sew another one I would use Sunbrella material. Rip stop is hard to handle.
Good luck.
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:22 AM   #5
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I made an accurately measured pattern for the popup top. I can email copies of it if you need it.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:16 AM   #6
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Hello K C

I read your entire rebuild thread in one day and loved it. What beautiful work. I would love to get a pattern from you. Can you PM it to me? or email?
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