For sale is this brand new reproduced Heavy Duty internal White PVC holding strap for Devon roof Bellows 1968-1975 with concertina sides. This is for 1 strap.
The Devon roof was produced by Devon Campervan Conversion from the beginning of the bay window in 1968 until 1975. After that it was superseded by a one piece fibreglass type. It consisted of a fibreglass plinth which was attached to the roof of the van and a shallow elevating roof attached by spring loaded triangular side supports that hold the roof up when extended.
The roof has concertina style bellows, early models being made in white PVC material and having clear window sections on it. This was changed to plain white bellows with no clear portions in the early 1970's, both concertina bellows were in a PVC material with internal steel rods to give it support.
The bellows are 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 are attached by clips to a separate rail as Devon produced a spot welded roof for the last year of its 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 which attaches to the triangular side supports. There is a single vent in the roof.