type 2 brazilian

The roof we manufacture for the Brazilian T2 is based on the later Westfalia Roof that was fitted to 1974 VW campervans onwards. It is a three-quarter length, front lifting, rear hinged roof that runs from the back gutter to the front doors.

We fit a 45 inch x 6 foot bed into the roof. Once the roof is fitted the height of your van will be approximately 2 metres (although vans themselves do vary in height). Our roof is much easier to raise and lower than the original Westfalia as we use external gas struts and hinges.

Type 2 Baywindow Van

Technical Info

To fit this roof we remove the whole of the Brazilian roof from just behind the front cross member all the way to the rear gutter. We then weld in a 40 x 40 x 3 mm steel framework down both sides of the van. This framework is then covered by 1 mm powder coated pressed steel sections that form the inner headlining of the van and support for the bed. A 1 mm pressed steel powder coated section is fitted at the rear of the van which provides strength for the roof and support for the bed. A pressed steel and powder coated cross member is then fitted midway along the van to support both bed sections and restrengthen the roof.

The hinges are designed to lift the front of the roof by 43 inches and the back of the roof by 10 inches. These and the gas struts are fixed outside of the canopy to prevent any possible leak problems.

The fibre glass top comes in Candy White. We can supply it colour coded (at extra cost). Straight colours can be added to the gel coat of the fibre glass. The canopy is a modern acrylic coated sail canvas that is available in a variety of colours (see the extras page to chose your colour). The material is impregnation coated, 100% polyester, abrasion, mildew and ultra-violet resistant and is produced with a clear seal coat to provide a high degree of water resistance. The canopy is included in the price of your roof.

The lead time for the roof is roughly 3 weeks. For fitting, we will require your van for a week, and customers usually bring their van down on a Friday or Saturday and collect the following Friday or Saturday.

Prices

Roof Type Supplied and fitted as
replacement roof
Supplied and fitted to
a tin top van
Colour Coding Bed Foam Choice of cushion covers
Type 2 Westy Brazilian £3100
(£3720 inc vat)
£2950
(£3540 inc vat)
From £72
inc vat
£80
(£96 inc vat)
From £200
(£240 inc vat)

The roof is supplied with:
canopy
seals
gas struts
hinges
fibre glass roof
18 mm ply bed support

To supply and fit one of our roofs to a steel roofed panel van or mini bus is £2950 plus vat.

To supply and fit our roof to a van already fitted with a fibreglass pop top is £3100 plus vat. This extra cost is to remove and dispose of your old fibreglass roof.

We can supply 2 inch bed foam at a cost of £80 (£96). We can also arrange for covers to the foam to be made. Cushion covers (in a choice of colours) in a marine grade vinyl with zips are £200 (plus vat) or £220 (plus vat) with zips and piping.

The fibre glass top comes in Candy White as standard. This can be colour coded for an extra charge (usually about £60, more for a metallic colour). Straight colours are added to the gel coat of the fibre glass.

Our standard headlining is a dark grey, velour type, foam backed fabric which lines the inside the fibreglass roof, covers the framework and the bedboards. If you would like cream headlining, (a leather-look foam backed vinyl) to cover the inside of the roof, the framework and the bedboards, the cost is £100 plus vat.

The lead time for the roof is roughly 3 weeks. For fitting, we will require your van for a week, and customers usually bring their van down on a Friday or Saturday and collect the following Friday or Saturday.

There is a charge of 1.7% for roof purchases made with credit cards. There is no charge for debit cards.

Our roofs are all manufactured in England and come with a 5 year parts guarantee. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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