Originally Posted by teri85
I have a 71 Campster and used velcro to attach the nylon.You do have to stable the nylon to the wood or it won't stick. I also used velcro for the screen window covering on the inside.
The bolts with washers through the top are the same on mine also. I am in the process of replacing them as a leak seemed to be developing. Some PO had covered some of the bolts with silicone so had so clean that off too. I think the bolts are the only way to attach the frame to the top.
My brain is just not processing this, you used the velcro to attach the nylon to what?
Hate that silicone!
I got some of the Motsenbockers to try. Up to this point I've just used razor blades and plastic scrapers. I've also got some great handpicks that help get under and lift the silicone. Haven't attacked the residue yet.
Yes, it appears that we have to attach the lifting mechanisms thru the pop-top roof. Butyl rubber works great in those applications. Just wish I could eliminate some of the other screws.
It occurred to me that there are posts about fiberglassing wood blocks to the inside of some trailers to be able to mount cabinets, hooks, etc. I wonder if you could fiberglass the wood to the roof of the pop-top?
Or, perhaps you could fiberglass in some of the synthetic materials that are not prone to rot? They are usually not structural, but could they withstand the stress of the pop-top material going up & down? Is there much stress on these members?
This is a picture of some synthetic trim material.