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What do you think of Hi Tops?

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1 What do you think of Hi Tops? on 31/7/2015, 8:19 pm

Babble

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Hello FDK ers.
I'm new to the forum, but some of you know me from the shows.

I was wondering what your thoughts are about late bay hi tops? confused

Specifically the Riviera Hi Top, it's got 2 windows in each side in the fibreglass hi top
('coz I'm new I can't post a picture, search google vw riviera hi top and click images and there is a few hits)

They appear to be quite rare. Has anybody ever seen one before?

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2 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 31/7/2015, 9:55 pm

paddy

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like this one:

(it's Zoe asking by the way)



Me....... I reckon it's cool. The high top roof is as ugly as they get - but ACE with it. Cool

3 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 1/8/2015, 10:00 am

Taze

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Its a Like! from me. Me and Shuan were looking at one for sale at dubs in the middle. Left hand drive about 12k asking price. Wooden steps had been made to reach into kids/beds they had made in the high top. Think it was midlands based too. Not sure if there is a right hand drive version. The 2,3 i have seen have been left hand drive. Good luck with your search.

4 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 9:36 am

oilyT

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Hi Zoe , i like that. looks a clean bus . smile

5 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 11:13 am

Babble

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oilyT wrote:Hi Zoe , i like that. looks a clean bus . smile

Hi Buddy,

Thanks for the reply smile
The picture Paddy posted is not the one I was looking at, but thats the right conversion.

On Monday I did buy the one I was looking at  :eek: :eek: :eek:
I pick it up on Saturday.  I'll post some pictures.

It's a crazy bus, but I'm crazy too, so we are suited  LOL

I'll be at BusFest with it.
Hopefully see you soon Very Happy

6 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 11:14 am

Babble

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Thanks to you too, Mr taze x

7 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 5:56 pm

bugjammin

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Imo Sorry I like the bay but not the conversion.!!

8 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 6:38 pm

Babble

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smile Your still welcome to the penthouse dining area for a beer Very Happy

9 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 6:44 pm

bugjammin

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Cool

10 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 7:11 pm

alibabs

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i think its great and love it smile
DIFFERANT is all GOOD in my book

11 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 7:46 pm

Babble

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Here it is, my crazy bus. woo hoo  
Not what I started out looking for, but it's so solid, I would have been mad not to buy it. carzzy













Orange County Choppers Boyd ?????





12 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 8:45 pm

paddy

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Babble wrote:
Orange County Choppers Boyd ?????






Boyd Coddington you mean? nah Very Happy

13 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 9:15 pm

Babble

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Yeah American Hot Rod's, not Orange County Choppers   Derrrrrr :fight:
Got my "Dave" programs mixed up

1977 California ????    Didn't he start of in wheels/tyres etc

Anyway, cool that the sticker is still there Cool

14 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 6/8/2015, 9:28 pm

paddy

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California is a big place - 800 miles from top to bottom. I expect there's more than one Boyd there afro


One massive great big ace van and the bit you're bothered about is a spurious paper label. lol

15 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 7/8/2015, 6:43 pm

Babble

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[/quote] One massive great big ace van and the bit you're bothered about is a spurious paper label. lol [/quote]



LOL, I'm working my way around it's curiosities inch by inch wink

16 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 12/8/2015, 11:13 pm

SP2

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I like it smile

17 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 8:37 am

oilyT

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me to. Cool
one thing to do is get it cavity waxed and seam sealed before the damp weather comes as the original vw rust proof disappears or dry's out with being in a dry hot climate. smile

18 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 7:54 pm

Babble

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Awww, thanks guys Very Happy   woo hoo  

Yeah, sealing and waxing is on my list of "Too Do's"
The original Ziebart is crumbling away, so crud will soon get stuck behind it. Got to stop the dreaded plague before it gets in !!!!:mad:  

Also considering lowering it a bit 'coz it's awful on the motorway, i'm like a cork on the ocean , scary :eek:
Aerodynamics of a house brick LOL  lol  
What do you think?   confused
Seems a shame to spoil the originality but handling/safety is more important


19 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 9:06 pm

oilyT

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Yep. slam it. Very Happy

20 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 9:07 pm

Space Monkey

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Hey..smile
I think Hi tops are really cool....i wouldnt have said that a few years ago,so i think its an age thing for me now! lol
Looks like you found a decent one..
My advice would be to try and go though and sort all your mechanical bits whilst its at stock height...so much easier imo!
Thats what ive been up to recently on my westy...after finally getting it registered and driving it for a short while im so looking forward to tweeking the ride height over the winter... Cool

Andy

21 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 9:28 pm

Babble

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Space Monkey wrote:Hey..smile
I think Hi tops are really cool....i wouldnt have said that a few years ago,so i think its an age thing for me now! lol
Looks like you found a decent one..
My advice would be to try and go though and sort all your mechanical bits whilst its at stock height...so much easier imo!
Thats what ive been up to recently on my westy...after finally getting it registered and driving it for a short while im so looking forward to tweeking the ride height over the winter... Cool

Andy


Thanks for the help/advice Andy.  My "Too Do" list is getting very long. :eek:
Yeah, I know what you mean, hi tops have grown on me too ( not literally  lol  )

Have fun in the Westy, nothing more satisfying than reaping the rewards of your hard work Very Happy

22 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 9:33 pm

Babble

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oilyT wrote:Yep. slam it. Very Happy

In the weeds and tubbed ?? :eek:

That might make it only 7 foot high instead of 8 foot  LOL lol

23 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 9:44 pm

SP2

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https://www.facebook.com/VwType2T2bTheLateBay/photos/pb.201456143315184.-2207520000.1439502266./704090046385122/?type=1&theater

24 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 13/8/2015, 9:51 pm

Babble

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SP2 wrote:https://www.facebook.com/VwType2T2bTheLateBay/photos/pb.201456143315184.-2207520000.1439502266./704090046385122/?type=1&theater


That looks ace ! Very Happy   Thanks for the inspiration.

Propane tank for cooker is underneath so thats got to go :eek:

25 Re: What do you think of Hi Tops? on 14/8/2015, 8:45 am

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SP2 wrote:https://www.facebook.com/VwType2T2bTheLateBay/photos/pb.201456143315184.-2207520000.1439502266./704090046385122/?type=1&theater

Very Happy Cool

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