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Haves1979

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Hi all,

I've recently purchased a 96 california coach Pop top. The front of the pop top is fitted with a sunroof which I have been told by the previous owner is inoperable. Does anyone know if these were a standard fit if it's an aftermarket job as I need to try and sort some kind of repair?

Thanks in advance
Chris
 
bxl_lad

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looks nice, shame it doesn't open...
Does it have a blind to cover it when sleeping up there?
 
westfalia

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Looks like a good quality one.
It could be a Webasto.
 
bxl_lad

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more pics? (different angles, in/out)... Interested to see how it is... :thumb
 
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Haves1979

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Hi, no blind so something I need to sort. Can't see an obvious make so need to pin it down as the previous owner has taped it down so it doesn't leak. Couple of pics attached.

Anyone any idea what the metal bars on the roof are for?

Thanks

Cheers

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Padraic

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Hi, no blind so something I need to sort. Can't see an obvious make so need to pin it down as the previous owner has taped it down so it doesn't leak. Couple of pics attached.

Anyone any idea what the metal bars on the roof are for?

Thanks

Cheers

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The metal bars are for a Sherpas Combi Translift roof bar system. Can you show a photo of the inside where the bars are bolted to the roof?
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Haves1979

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Hi, cheers for the info. They are just bolted down from the inside. I'll try and get a pic for you.
 
Sleepyboy

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I have the same sunroof in my pop-top (but working) - never seen it on another California before though.

It really needs a blind/screen making for it though
 
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Haves1979

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Interesting, I've been I touch with a sunroof company and there are apparently two different seals - up to production number 829779and after 829780.

It would be great if you could find a number so I know where to look. I'm reluctsnt to pull the tape off unless I can seal it again as it's been very wet recently.

Cheers
 
Sleepyboy

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Interesting, I've been I touch with a sunroof company and there are apparently two different seals - up to production number 829779and after 829780.

It would be great if you could find a number so I know where to look. I'm reluctsnt to pull the tape off unless I can seal it again as it's been very wet recently.

Cheers
I'll have a look this evening and see what I can find out
 
Sleepyboy

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Ok - had a look and found some part numbers.

If you untape the sunroof and wind it back about an inch, the details are visable from above, looking down onto the seal.

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Haves1979

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T4 PopTop
Spot on that's great thanks. Now to see if it opens!

I've taken a pic of the roof bar mounting. To be honest I think I'm going to take them off as I can see one of the kids catching their heads on them..

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Sleepyboy

Sleepyboy

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Good luck - if you order a deal let me know, I might be tempted to get a spare for mine.

If you are removing the roof bars - I’d be interested in buying them from you?

Thanks
 
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Haves1979

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They are special order so up to production number 829779 (£60.90 plus vat sealer and post) and after production number 829780 (£49.45 plus sealer post and vat) from a place on the net (as per their quote).

I'll let you know on the bars when I get them removed - no idea what they are worth mind!
 
Sleepyboy

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They are special order so up to production number 829779 (£60.90 plus vat sealer and post) and after production number 829780 (£49.45 plus sealer post and vat) from a place on the net (as per their quote).
Those numbers don't really match with my 5 digit production number I found - 54883 :confused:
 
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Haves1979

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Yours does say Webasto so unless ours are a non standard fit possibly? I'll get back to the guy and see what he says.
 
Sleepyboy

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Seems odd that they are both the same model roof from similar age vans to be a retrofit though

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