High tops

Poptops are cool, but high tops have their advantages:

Convinced? If you are, there's a few ways to go about installing a high top in your van.

Do it yourself

If you're comfortable cutting a hole in the roof of your van, you should be able to install a high top yourself. First step, though, is finding a suitable top.

Used tops

As with anything used, check craigslist, local wrecker's yards, and van-specific forums. I've seen the most success with wrecker's yards / pick-your-part locations. Apparently there are often commercial vehicles in there, such as shuttle buses, with high tops in good condition.

Buying new

The following sites provide high tops:


Hightop from fiberine.com

The installation

I'm going to point you to a few online resources here, since I've never installed a high top myself. The links below provide excellent information, and lots of pictures, to get you going with your install.

Installers

If cutting a hole in the roof of your van and attaching a top without leaks makes you nervous, there are a number of places that will do it for you. I can only list a few for you here, but I imagine that every town has an accessible-van installer that can do the job.