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  1. #41
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    Something different again, not sure who did this one? This time using the Defender roof, but making the fill-in section at the front vertical, so the sides of the roof at the front sit forward of the hinge. The lower section (under the hinge) is also vertical. By doing this they have been able to keep the length of the original roof the same. Only needing to make a fill in panel to the arch (where the rear door opening was).

    Then a different one with a wind deflector for the hinge at the front. Not sure who made this one either?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay_guess View Post
    Hey Guys

    I am new to the forum and I have just purchased a low KM defender 300 tdi 110. I am planning a pop top conversion, has anyone attempted to DIY a conversion? Any help with parts or photos would be hugely appreciated. The first main hurdle I can see it to source a suitable waterproof hinge for the front - I am aiming for sleeping 2 adults in the roof space and the 2 kids on fold down beds.

    Mulgo is an interesting conversion but too $$$ for us - the conversion costs more than the landy!

    Again and help or ideas much appreciated,

    Cheers,

    Jay


    centaflex hinge would be a great water proof hinge for the front of a pop top. struts Australia sell them online. I fitted them to a canopy I built and they where perfect. I will be using them when I build my next pop top, also electronic linear actuators to raise and lower the top would be cool.


    sam

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    I have also been looking into poptop conversions as my rooftop tent can be annoying to bolt on and off between trips away.
    Alucab in South Africa has released a 'kit' flip roof conversion called the ICARUS.
    Alu-Cab | Flip-roof conversion : Land Rover Defender




  4. #44
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    wish they would do one that flips 180 degrees like Danial's - this is still the most effective use of space IMHO.

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    A video of a french workshop assembling an Ex-tec pop top. [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXJmQgjrFI[/ame]

    And some photos of a Extec pop-top with the hard sides (Ex tec Hard tent) that we saw recently - Space-Tec Hubdach Hard-Tent - Ex-Tec GmbH

    This has 6mm hard "plastic" sides, with what looks like a bonded vinyl hinge. The idea is to stop the flapping in high winds, it is also supposed to be better insulated from cold and noise. With only the window at the back it would be fairly warm I suspect. These guys said the little round windows at the back of the roof let out alot of heat, as its at the highest spot when opened.

    The little hooks are how the roof is kept closed when traveling.
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    Some pictures of another variation of the 110 pop top theme. This one has used a series windscreen frame. This saves having to curve the lower aluminum frame up and around the curve in Defender windscreen frames. This would obviously reduce some vision.

    The checker plate roof overlaps the lower frame at the sides, and at the back. I thought I had some better photos, but I cant seem to find them.

    I am keen to see it popped up, so I will go back and try and track down the owner.
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    Another variation on the theme from Oryx solutions.

    Only adds minimal height to the car when closed, but you lose about 15cm of bed width and some length. In Europe they cost less than half the price of an Extec, Hesch etc Pop top.

    For 110's - Pop-Top Roof for Sleeping, fits for Land Rover Defender 110 | Pop Top Roof Defender | Equipment for Defender | Vehicle Equipment | Oryxsolutions

    For 90's - Pop-Top Roof for Sleeping, fits for Land Rover Defender 90 | Pop Top Roof Defender | Equipment for Defender | Vehicle Equipment | Oryxsolutions

  8. #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by danialan View Post
    Another variation on the theme from Oryx solutions.

    Only adds minimal height to the car when closed, but you lose about 15cm of bed width and some length. In Europe they cost less than half the price of an Extec, Hesch etc Pop top.

    For 110's - Pop-Top Roof for Sleeping, fits for Land Rover Defender 110 | Pop Top Roof Defender | Equipment for Defender | Vehicle Equipment | Oryxsolutions

    For 90's - Pop-Top Roof for Sleeping, fits for Land Rover Defender 90 | Pop Top Roof Defender | Equipment for Defender | Vehicle Equipment | Oryxsolutions
    That does look like a neat solution... not much extra weight, and less extra height to keep the aerodynamic properties of the Defender nearly intact.....

    Only downside I can see is that you can no longer use a roof rack. I currently regularly pop the Hobie Tandem Island up on there, so that rules it out for me.

    Otherwise a very nice option.

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