This design of roof was produced by Devon from the beginning of the bay window in 1968 until about 1975 when it was superseded by a one piece fibreglass type. It consisted of a fibreglass plinth that was attached to the roof of the van and a shallow elevating roof attached by spring loaded triangular side supports which when extended hold the roof up.
The roof has a concertina style bellows, early models being made in white plastic and having clear window sections one at both the front and the rear and two clear sections either side, this was changed to a plain white bellows with no clear portions in the early 70's, both concertina bellows were in a plastic material with internal rods to give it support and straps to limit the upward movement.
The bellows is attached by aluminium strips that screw into the fibreglass plinth at the bottom of the bellows and by aluminium strips that rivet to the top section of the roof , (it should be noted that you may find the bellows is attached by clips to a separate rail as devon produced a spot welded roof for the last year of production).
The roof has a central aluminium portion that is supported by a riveted framework that gives the roof its shape and supports the vinyl headliner, this central portion is connected by a joining seal to the outer aluminium frame this attaches to the triangular side supports, there is a single vent in the roof.
Elevating roof bellows
We produce exact copies of the concertina bellows in both a plain white plastic or in white with 6 clear windows, 2 either side and one in both front and back, they are supplied with new straps that limit the amount the roof can be lifted, it is necessary to use the internal rods from the original bellows and fit these into the bellows with the new straps.
Available Autumn 2017