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Fetzl



Member Since: 19 Jan 2016
Location: Olen
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Belgium 2009 Defender 130 Puma 2.4 HCPU Blenheim Silver
130 AFN hardtop conversion

anynoe tried to convert a standard AFN hardtop into a poptop-roof ?

playing with the idea to use it as weather-proof "dining-area", but the roof's a bit low at the moment
pop-top conversion (using the current roof-panel) could open up a box of possibilities

Post #686577 14th Feb 2018 2:39pm
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RoadForce



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Netherlands 2000 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Coniston Green

You can try Tembo 4x4, they supply/manufacture similar hardtops so they may have some experience with this, or maybe they can build a "special" on request. They are not far from where you are, just across the border in NL.

EDIT: Barten 4x4 has built something like this in the past, maybe have a chat with Joop?

http://www.barten4x4.nl/fotos/


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Post #701855 19th Apr 2018 3:42pm
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RuiPires



Member Since: 12 Jul 2018
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Portugal 2003 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Aintree Green
Re: 130 AFN hardtop conversion

Fetzl wrote:
anynoe tried to convert a standard AFN hardtop into a poptop-roof ?

playing with the idea to use it as weather-proof "dining-area", but the roof's a bit low at the moment
pop-top conversion (using the current roof-panel) could open up a box of possibilities



Hi Fetzl,

Any update on this project?
I have an AFN rooftop myself, and that idea comes to my mind all the times.
I am trying to figure if its possible to adapt an enlarged pop-up roof (those made for 110 SW's) on top of the AFN, to make a camper cell out of it.

Best,

Rui

Post #717326 12th Jul 2018 5:20pm
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Fetzl



Member Since: 19 Jan 2016
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Belgium 2009 Defender 130 Puma 2.4 HCPU Blenheim Silver

I have found a US solution which might do the trick, but I would like to have the top raise more than just 17.5"
this has got to do with the widows on these standard pick-up truck hardtops
I have had contact with the manufacturor.... he was going to quote me, but after a couple of (tricky) questions from my side, he must have decided that I wasn't worth additional effort - haven't heard from him since

Have a look at https://www.topperezlift.com/

Post #727217 4th Sep 2018 11:44pm
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lozza



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was looking at these but going for a roof tent for the first long trip



https://www.offroadtechnik.de/minicamp-spezial/

Post #747451 26th Dec 2018 9:26pm
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Fetzl



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Belgium 2009 Defender 130 Puma 2.4 HCPU Blenheim Silver

That is one hell of a bulky solution !
Going for something sleeker - working one a custom DIY solution as we speak.
I will be Frankensteining the 130 and come up with a blend of LR’s finest Very Happy

Post #747454 26th Dec 2018 9:42pm
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Fetzl



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Belgium 2009 Defender 130 Puma 2.4 HCPU Blenheim Silver
Re: 130 AFN hardtop conversion

[quote="RuiPires"]

Fetzl wrote:
anynoe tried to convert a standard AFN hardtop into a poptop-roof ?
I am trying to figure if its possible to adapt an enlarged pop-up roof (those made for 110 SW's) on top of the AFN, to make a camper cell out of it.


Well, that idea also came to mind and that's what the Frankensteining will be about
stay tuned

Post #758092 12th Feb 2019 1:41am
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