poptop coversion on a ford f series ex ambulance. Is it possible ??

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Hi to everyone, Today I looked at an Ford F series 4x4 ex ambulance early 1990s model, Given the age of these vehicles I was wandering if anyone has seen or knows of a poptop conversion to these ? Or is it not possible due to the design of the Jakar cabin ? Any information would be great. Thanks Bob.
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Reply By: ross - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 21:47

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 21:47
Try this mob

http://www.prorv.com.au/images/16.jpg?721

I have seen a caravan accessories site where you can buy all the bits and pieces for a pop top roof and DIY but I forget where.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 17:03

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 17:03
Anything is possible, just depends on either your personal skills (DIY), dollars to spend or a combination of both.
I'd be surprised if JAKAB would be interested in modifying the body as they would have type approval/compliance for the way it is and doing a one of mod would be very expensive.
Not knowing how much of a frame is inside the fibreglass shell and whether or not it lends itself to having a poptop fitted it is a bit hard to say whether it is feasible.
First port of call would be JAKAB, can only ask as you probably aren't the first.
Next would be a certifying engineer to see what you can and can't do to the body. JAKAB may well refer you to the engineer involved in original certification.
As long as you don't cut any ROPS frame in the shell then it should be possible.
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Follow Up By: Member - mechpete - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 17:52

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 17:52
FYI
JAKAB went out of business several yrs ago ,thats why the ambulances
now are MBenz
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:25

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:25
I think you will find its the other way arround.

The whole ambulance thing has gone from an F truck cut & shut body building exercise to a eurovan fitout exercise.......Superiour went out of business too.

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:28

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:28
I think you will find its the other way arround.

The whole ambulance thing has gone from an F truck cut & shut body building exercise to a eurovan fitout exercise.......Superiour went out of business too.

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - mechpete - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:24

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:24
I wouldn,t know anything ,only spent last 30 yrs working on them
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 20:02

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 20:02
Thanks for your input, I thought it was a long shot as there are a few old effies out there, and in my time travelling I've never seen a potop exambulance. but it;s always good to ask. Thanks Bob.
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Follow Up By: Neil B (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 07:33

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 07:33
Yep, I have one. I understand it started life as an outside broadcast van for channel 10 and the pop top was added later. Mine has a double bed that folds down from the back. Very comfortable.

Unfortunately it doesn't have the towing capacity to tow our 21' van so it's for sale.

Cheers,
Neil
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 20:09

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 20:09
Hi Neil, Thanks for your reply. I'm suprised about the towing capacity. Neil can you possibly show me some pictures of your vehicle ? which site do you have it advertised on ? Thanks Bob.
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Follow Up By: Neil B (Vic) - Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 06:41

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 06:41
Hi Bob,
I don't actually have it advertised at the moment. I will have to take some pics... will do so on the weekend.

CHeers,
Neil
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:37

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:37
Lots of people will be surprised how poor the towing capacity and the load carrying capacity is of the F trucks for the aparant size.

cheers

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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 20:02

Friday, Jul 13, 2012 at 20:02
Hi Neil. I can give you my email address if you would like to send me some pictures and a description of your F truck for sale. I'm intrested. Thanks Bob.
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Follow Up By: Neil B (Vic) - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 08:14

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 08:14
Hi Bob,
No problems - send me a message with your email address. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take any photos on the weekend... May be able to on Tuesday.

Cheers,
Neil
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:18

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:18
Thanks Neil.... bobjake01@bigpond.com
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