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@kiteman wrote:
Before I fitted my roof bars I carried my surfboards by fitting handles to the underside of the roof bed and strapped them to those.

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Yes something like that would do it as long as the screws can't pull through as the kayak is probably heavier than a surf board.

Some large washers or similar for the screws to go through on top of the bed board will probably sort that.

I will have a play in due course.

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I have a friend with a classic bay and a kayak. He fitted two roof bars one at front of his elevating roof and one behind. It's a little tricky to get down but standing on seat area in drivers door and sliding door buddy bench we can manage. It needs to be a long kayak.

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@sparkysteve wrote:
I have a friend with a classic bay and a kayak. He fitted two roof bars one at front of his elevating roof and one behind. It's a little tricky to get down but standing on seat area in drivers door and sliding door buddy bench we can manage. It needs to be a long kayak.

We've considered that but neither the wife or I are particularly tall and we'd rather not add to the drag coefficient any more than we have to, hence the shorter kayak that fits inside.

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The mention of roof bars fitted to elevating roof intrigues me. I'm looking for extra top carrying capacity for longer trips. Can someone give me more detail on where I can get these, how they are fitted and what loading do they add to roof please?
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PostSubject: Roof Bars   Roof - Your BraziBay - To Do List - Page 2 EmptySun Sep 28, 2014 6:10 pm

@Tony880 wrote:
The mention of roof bars fitted to elevating roof intrigues me. I'm looking for extra top carrying capacity for longer trips. Can someone give me more detail on where I can get these, how they are fitted and what loading do they add to roof please?

Hi Tony,

They are just standard bay window roof rack bars. They attach to the guttering. I would think any roof rack which has the right width and the right height to go over the roof. Remember that the Brazil bay has a higher roof (10cm) than the classic bay.

Great for carrying large items.

See the images below. Its the one of the green bay in the middle. Click to enlarge.

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Well, thanks to Tallulah, I now have to get flashy lights under my raising roof and after a few discussions on the matter, a sub too. The Raspberry Pi powered Eriba self-leveler is not going to happen though Very Happy
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@Tony880 wrote:
The mention of roof bars fitted to elevating roof intrigues me. I'm looking for extra top carrying capacity for longer trips. Can someone give me more detail on where I can get these, how they are fitted and what loading do they add to roof please?

Have a read HERE

This is how I fitted my roof bars

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@Sunny wrote:
after a few discussions on the matter, a sub too.

An essential part of any vehicle. You can never have too much bass Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Your BraziBay - To Do List   Roof - Your BraziBay - To Do List - Page 2 EmptyThu Oct 09, 2014 10:07 pm

@harryhornet wrote:
Replace leaking sunroof.

I opted for the 'mini heki'. It's slightly bigger then the original Danbury one and a bit higher.

Easy enough to fit.

btw: I tend to re-seal my roof light each season.
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PostSubject: Re: Your BraziBay - To Do List   Roof - Your BraziBay - To Do List - Page 2 EmptyFri Oct 10, 2014 9:55 am

The Mini Heki's look good but the extra height may cause problems for me when I put my Kombi into the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Your BraziBay - To Do List   Roof - Your BraziBay - To Do List - Page 2 EmptyFri Oct 10, 2014 11:14 am

@harryhornet wrote:
The Mini Heki's look good but the extra height may cause problems for me when I put my Kombi into the garage.
Understood, My van fitted my old garage fine with the mini heki but at the new house it looks like I will need to take off the roof light to get the van in for the winter.
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@sundialsoft wrote:
@harryhornet wrote:
The Mini Heki's look good but the extra height may cause problems for me when I put my Kombi into the garage.
Understood, My van fitted my old garage fine with the mini heki but at the new house it looks like I will need to take off the roof light to get the van in for the winter.

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PostSubject: Re: Your BraziBay - To Do List   Roof - Your BraziBay - To Do List - Page 2 EmptyFri Oct 10, 2014 11:21 am

I used to do the same to get mine in the garage but in the end I adapted the height of the garage door.
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Dismantle roof rack, sand, varnish, clean metalwork and reassemble (WIP)
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Don't forget to update us on your projects. Basketball


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The must do's this year, fit clear lenses and also change wheels. Not going to lower but I like Tims wheels that do give a slightly lowered appearance. Can you remind me Tim what wheels you have? I did try to find an earlier thread re wheels where you showed a picture of Max but couldn't find it.  I have standard Steel wheels at present.
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The must do's this year, fit clear lenses and also change wheels. Not going to lower but I like Tims wheels that do give a slightly lowered appearance. Can you remind me Tim what wheels you have? I did try to find an earlier thread re wheels where you showed a picture of Max but couldn't find it.  I have standard Steel wheels at present.

Hey Bileos, thanks for the compliment!

Don't forget those all important clear side repeaters too!! Wink

Max's current wheels are the JBW Foosh type running on 185/65/15 tyres and that's the crucial bit - don't fit 185/60/15 tyres as the tyrewall is too thin and the wheel looks lost in the arch if the BraziBay is not lowered. If lowered then yes fit 185/60/15s.

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Thanks Tim, any chance of posting anther pic of Max wheels or link to previous thread. Will these wheels fit straight on without any mods, my bay is not lowered?
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Apologies, have just seen earlier posting but still like to know if they will fit without mod?
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@Bileos wrote:
Apologies, have just seen earlier posting but still like to know if they will fit without mod?

Absolutely Very Happy

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@kiteman wrote:
After all the issues I've been having over the past year or so it looks like everything is working and over the last 1000 or so problem free miles my confidence In Ginger to get me places has returned. So it looks like she'll still be a member of the family for a bit longer I now have a to do list.

1. Hookup light or buzzer so when I'm connected and the ignition is on I will get some sort of warning so I don't drive off with it connected again

2. Get the bumpers wrapped to stop the stone chips and keep the rust at bay

3. Fit an actuator to the R&R bed so it can be setup with the press of a button

4. Possibly, with a lot of saving, lose the Danbury roof and get the Westy style roof


Can cross 1 and 2 off the list


To add

Edging strip for the guttering. No matter how many times I clean and repaint the edge of the gutter I still get rust spots

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Kiteman said Item 3 on the List
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Fit an actuator to the R&R bed so it can be setup with the press of a button


Danbury offer this mechanism now on their new Transit 'GO' model. Perhaps the route to 'go' for your T2 modification.

I have been considering adding a strap behind the seatback which could be left visible when the bed is down. Pulling on the strap to lift the seatback through the first few inches would be excellent as this movement is the only difficulty in returning to the seating position.

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Would be nice if they had some info about it on their website. Couldn't find any details or pictures on their Transit conversion

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Hi Kiteman
There is a short video of the seat folding down on the Danbury Facebook section. No details though.
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I'm looking to wrap my bumpers. Where did you get yours done Kiteman?
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