type 25

The roof we manufacture for the T25 is based on the later Westfalia Roof that was fitted to 1985 VW campervans onwards. It is a three-quarter length, front lifting, rear hinged roof that runs from the back gutter to the front doors. Over the cab area is a separate fibre glass luggage rack.

Our roof has the same look, feel and dimensions of the original. It will fit on any T25 van from 1980 to 1991. We fit a 46 inch x 6 foot bed into the roof. The bed can be folded away when the roof is elevated. 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 easier to raise and lower than the original Westfalia as we use external gas struts and hinges.

Type 25 Van

Technical Info

The hole we cut in the steel roof of your van is approximately four feet by four feet and runs between the front and middle cross members. As no cross members are removed, the roof does not need any additional strengthening. We supply a plywood framework that is fitted around the cut hole. This enables the area to be trimmed.

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 as standard in VW Pastel White L90D. We can supply the roof colour coded from £60 (metallic colours cost more). Straight colours are 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.


Roof Type Roof Kit Delivery Supplied and fitted as replacement roof Supplied and fitted to a tin top van Colour Coding Bed Foam Choice of cushion covers
Type 25 Westy Type Roof £1850 (£2220 inc vat) £1 per mile (£1.20 inc vat) £2700
(£3240 inc vat)
(£3060 inc vat)
From £72 inc vat £80 (£96 inc vat) From £200 (£240 inc vat)

The roof is supplied with:
gas struts
fibre glass luggage rack
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 £2550 plus vat.

To supply and fit our roof to a van already fitted with a fibreglass pop top is £2700 plus vat. This extra cost is to remove and dispose of your old fibreglass roof.

The price does not include the 2 inch foam you may need for the bed and any covering you may require for this foam. We can supply the foam for £80 plus vat. We can also arrange for covers to the foam to be made. This will take longer than a week, and we will post the covers to you. Zipped cushion covers, in your choice of colour (made in marine grade vinyl) cost £200 plus vat whilst zipped cushion covers with piping cost £220 plus vat.

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 it 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.

You can purchase this product as a DIY kit. The price is £1850 plus vat plus carriage (approx £1 per mile plus vat from our workshop). Alternatively, you can arrange your own transportation.

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

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