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Pop top/ high top #752301
September 09th 2019 11:35 am
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Mikeburkey Offline OP
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I have a Chevy g20 1994, I would like to do a high top, how difficult is an install and how to go about it?


Chevy Van G20 3/4 Ton 5.7 L 8 Cyl
Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752322
September 10th 2019 12:57 am
September 10th 2019 12:57 am
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Van Diego California
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Might help might not .... if you have never done it its a job


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=putting+a+hitop+on+a+van


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752323
September 10th 2019 1:03 am
September 10th 2019 1:03 am
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Fircrest, WA
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FYI- I wanted a high top for years. I recently purchased a nice high top conversion for only a few hundred dollars more than the cost of a brand new high top. If you think you want a high top, just get a van that has one already. Unless you have nothing else to do and access to a free high top.


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Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752325
September 10th 2019 7:15 am
September 10th 2019 7:15 am
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TN
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You can get a g van hightop cheaper than the kit, I got a quote of $4500 on a Ford but pricing is the same ..


When in doubt..get the sawzall out..
Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752335
September 10th 2019 9:27 am
September 10th 2019 9:27 am
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Beaufort, SC USA
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you can pick up clean high top conversion g vans for next to nothing. I have a high top ford and don't really like it.


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Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752336
September 10th 2019 2:45 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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My own suggestion is that if you want a Hi-Top van, go buy a hi-top van. Unless your current van that you are converting has a bad roof or something else, you would be taking the big chance that if the conversion didn't go 100% that you have thus ruined a good van.

It's going to be a labor of love and hope you get it sealed right project.

I think shipping on a hi-top part will be pricey to say the least if you find anyone selling a conversion kit.

Just my $.02 in thinking out loud.....

Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Just4fun1991] #752342
September 10th 2019 4:20 pm
September 10th 2019 4:20 pm
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Ohio
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Yeah if I was going to do anything I would rob a top off a scrap g van. Thank you guys for your input, I probably won't end up doing it after more research, Thank you


Chevy Van G20 3/4 Ton 5.7 L 8 Cyl
Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752343
September 10th 2019 4:32 pm
September 10th 2019 4:32 pm
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Fircrest, WA
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Installation is basically cut a hole in the roof of your van leaving enough of a lip for the high top to screw to, then put the high top on the van with some kind of sealant between the roof and the top, then screw the top to the roof. Not technically difficult, but those high tops are HEAVY and cumbersome so you better have a few friends and a gantry crane.


Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!
Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752351
September 10th 2019 6:21 pm
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TN
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Still not as easy as a sun roof, just on a larger scale hi Reed? Lol


When in doubt..get the sawzall out..
Re: Pop top/ high top [Re: Mikeburkey] #752365
September 10th 2019 10:06 pm
September 10th 2019 10:06 pm
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Van Diego California
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Before you cut you have to support the sides at the top so it doesnt cave in ... a crossbar type of support


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
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