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07-23-2004, 08:37 AM
I have just bought a type 2 camper from 1979. I have been looking for ages and am realy pleased with it but have never seen an interior like it and do not know the real name for my pop up roof. If any of you guys could help me out with these names, it would be greatly appreciated.
The roof is hinged along one side and pops up the other and runs the whole length of the van. It ends up looking like this
It is not the viking roof.
The interior runs from the drivers side back and goes, sink with fridge underneath, hob/grill, storage. There is another cupboard behind the passenger seat with a chair attached. There is a bench seat/rock'n'roll bed. It is walkthrough.
07-23-2004, 08:39 AM
My carefully drawn diagram hasn't worked and hence is useless. Sorry!
Side hinged roof tells me Dormobile, but interior all down one side says Devon Moonraker or Richard Holdsworth.
Maybe its a customised one?
08-01-2004, 05:45 PM
Not a Dormy if its the whole length of the van (they are 3/4 length from the front) - sounds like a Devon side elevation top to me.
This link may help you (click me gently please...) (http://www.campershop.co.uk/elevating-roof.htm) ;)
08-02-2004, 09:38 AM
Thanks for that 'Noddy.' It turns out that you were right. It is a side elevating Devon Conversion.
09-01-2004, 05:31 PM
Following on from the 'guess the bus' conversation, could anyone tell me more about mine please? It's a 1979 bay, but has a weird high roof I can only describe as like a boat - I've seen a reference to this on another thread so hopefully someone knows about it.
I've seen 4 other examples in our travels, but never been able to speak to the owners!
One person has called it a 'palamino', whilst another has called it a 'philipino'. Maybe I misheard. I'm confused!
Thanks - we'll be at vanfest, so if noone here knows perhaps I'll get it diagnosed there.
09-01-2004, 11:17 PM
need to see it kiddo :rolleyes:
09-02-2004, 11:11 AM
will do, when I manage to set up my scanner etc etc. Not very up on that sort of thing!!
09-21-2004, 05:18 PM
Sorry i can't help you with infomation about your roof but i think i know the one you mean, it's abit like an upside down boat mixed with a fish. I used to see one quite often when i drove my van to college, i always wanted to know what type it was but never managed to catch the owner. Maybe the owners of these usgly boat fishy things are very misterious!
09-26-2004, 06:32 PM
Hey, less of the ugly!
Anyway, having met our exact twin at Vanfest - which was great - I've finally seen one of us in print, and in this magazine no less. Page 34, the other purple van (not the author's) - that's our roof. Not a great photo as it's so far away, but anyone who knows anything about them let me know!
Anyone going to Brighton Breeze at the weekend?
09-27-2004, 04:16 PM
i have got a 1978 ex german army van with a side elvating roof running from the rear to the back of the cab with a seperate roof rack over the cab .
its got a 2 section sliding double bed in the roof . behind the driver there is a cabinet containg a 2 ring hob .
behind the passanger would of been a sink/fridge unit. and also a rock and roll bed
could someone help me find out what she is . ive look every where and cant find it anywhere .
I've got a palamino too. Hurrah. Definitely does look like an upside down boat. I hear they came in white originally. Makes sense.
03-09-2005, 05:14 PM
Yes, ours was white originally (although is now red and white), and I've seen a couple of scabby old white ones parked up around the country (from West Ealing to Loch Lomond!). Have met a couple of other owners at Vanfest and Brighton Breeze, and some bloke is using a blue and white one as a work van near us in east london, but we are definitely in a small and select club.
Does yours still have the original wooden interior? Ours does, and it's very boaty and nice. :D
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