Removing pop top off troop

Submitted: Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 14:22
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hey guys,
I'm new here, so sorry if there's a special place for this post.

I have a 1989 Troopy converted into a pop top camper, I want to remove it to fix some rust around the sills and remove the sills altogether.

There are screws along the poptop on the outside, I want to know what else holds it on. I want to prepare it as much as possible so my friend can just come and weld it.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 16:44

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 16:44
I would really be best to try and ask the builder/manufacturer who fitted the poptop as they would know for sure. I'd reckon though that if you have the external join exposed that all that holds it on is the obvious screws and a big bead of sealer/glue like sikaflex.
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Reply By: Gnomey - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 16:57

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 16:57
G'day L & T
No special place mate, fire at will.

I had my troopy camper converted from hardtop to popup . Wasn't there for the fixing of the new top but glue as well as screw would be a safe bet to achieve both strength and a full weather proof seal. My vague recollection is urethane but if you google "Aurora RV conversions" and get on the phone to Craig he will most likely give you the authoritative answer. Edit. Tel 03 8786 3551

Milage may vary between conversions but I don't envy you the project.

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Reply By: GT Campers - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 15:24

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 15:24
yeah most pop-tops - Toyotas, Kombis etc use screws or pop rivets and goop. Dust and moisture dams up bewteen steel and glass, behind the goop and cutivates rust
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Reply By: Lomax & Troopy - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 16:41

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 16:41
Thanks heaps guys, I'll go to town on her and hope for no surprises.
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