No H bar for poptop

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No H bar for poptop

Post by ijeremy »

Hi all bought a Westy project that has had the H bar removed, will I need to to buy lock out struts or normal gas struts to lift the pop top cheers

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Post by LeeME3 »

I fitted a Westy pop top to my tintop a few years ago - wasn't too bad a job (albeit nerve wracking when i made the first cut!). however, mine has the h bar which did take me 2 attempts to get in the right position. When i was researching it I am pretty sure that I concluded the H bar was pretty important for torsional rigidity as well as simply holding it all up! i.e. stopping it twisting. i may be wrong of course but I'd be intrigued to see how it would work without. In the end i made up a shelf which clips onto the H bar so it serves an extra purpose as well!
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Post by jacko1967 »

Hi my carthgo pop top has no H bar seems to work fine but it’s a very heavy roof

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Post by ZsZ »

I think the locking strut is better as strong winds can bounce the top, but usually normal struts are used on poptops.
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