Replacement roof for 77 Millard PopTop

Submitted: Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 07:18
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Hi all, this is the first time i have ever been on a forum so I am a little nervous!!!!!. I have a 1977 14ft Millard PopTop which we were towing home from holidays and have lost the aluminium roof plus some timber we presume, the canvas ,ceiling and the insulation are still there.
Does anyone know where I would get a replacement roof??? or someone that makes them and has anyone done this replacement themselves before.
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Reply By: richietheb - Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 08:49

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 08:49
Hi there....Get a bit creative...Get up there, look at what needs to be covered and work out what will cover it...You can get sheet colorbond or sheet aluminum (yellow pages)...A bit of aluminum angle to finish the edges...Tools; hack saw, maybe jigsaw (a circular saw will cut aluminium...go very slowly and it does a great job)...drill, drill bits, pop rivets or tech screws.

You can get some really good sealant from Bunnings...Give the label of "Ormonoid" a read...Great project...Good luck...It'd be great to hear how you do it...

Don't forget there needs to be fall for water......My van has a slight hump along the middle for fall..
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Follow Up By: - mazcan - Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 13:14

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 13:14
butyl mastic is a far better sealant than ormonoid for caravan joints
or one of the flexable sikaflex range
butyl and sik stay permananly flexable and is the most common used and can be taken apart when there is a need to
roof and gutter is also a good sealer for some caravan applications like windows
ormonoid is great stuff for water tanks and shed guttering etc but i found it to be very messy black goo where a van is concerned and appearances are involved
i am speaking from personel experience over many years
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Follow Up By: richietheb - Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 13:53

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 13:53
Thanks Mazcan...I'll check them out, it's not too late to return the unopened can I bought from Bunnings...I've got an old 85 Jayco pop top that randomly leaks..I was going to strip all the old silicone off it and seal it...

I used Ormonoid years ago on an old water tank I'd cut the lid off and used to grow fish in...Worked really well for that................ but yes....It's definitely "messy black goo"....
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Reply By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:43

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:43
Hi KimboSlice,
Google your local Caravan repairer or contact your insurance company and they will give you some places to try. Take it in and get a quote. You now have a list of all that needs to be done! Onesteel and the likes can supply the extrusions etc.

Cheers Craig
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Follow Up By: KimboSlice - Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 17:27

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 17:27
Hi Craig
I have been in contact with stratco and they may be able to manufacture one.
Cheers for your help
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 20:54

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 20:54
Good stuff..
You could also try the aluminium boat builders as they are well equipped for this sort of thing and makes for a good fill in job or cash for a Saturday. Not sure what state you are in but can tell you there is a lot of small boat builders in WA can recommend some if you are over this way.
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