97 Dutchmen Top Rebuild

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  1. Mdc689

    Mdc689 New Member

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    I an rebuilding the top on our 97 Dutchman popup thought I would share how it's going. Parts getting cut out and assemled. 20171125_102845.jpg 20171117_122020.jpg
     
  2. Mdc689

    Mdc689 New Member

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    More pics. I can take pics of anything specific if anyone wants any. 20171125_102814.jpg 20171125_102826.jpg
     

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  3. Mdc689

    Mdc689 New Member

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    Filling in the gaps with putty. 20171125_144224.jpg
     
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  4. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Looking good!
     
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  5. Gerard

    Gerard New Member

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    I am in the process of rebuilding my 96 Dutchman roof. I am going to re use the fiberglass sheeting on the top and sides then plan on finishing it off with bed liner. What are you using the cover it all up with? And what are you going to use for the edges where your side boards connect to the roof portion?
     
  6. Mdc689

    Mdc689 New Member

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    The top is 1/4" plywood. I sanded the joints where the plywood meets and covered with an epoxy putty. Then sanded that smooth and sprayed the whole top with Bedliner. I used a professional bedliner not the stuff you get at an auto parts store. It's gonna end up taking 4 kits of bedliner I have 2 on it now but it needs more.
     
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    Mdc689 New Member

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    The plywood is glued to the 2X4s and on top if the side boards. Also used some 1 inch brads to hold it down. It seems to be holding good so I think that's all I'm gonna do
     
  8. Mdc689

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    This is what I used. You can get it at any Finishmaster automotive paint store. It can be tinted any color you want.
     

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  9. megcabra

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    Looks like a great project!
     

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