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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Straightarrow » July 1st, 2011, 11:11 pm

Thanks Norm, looks like a great set up

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Riley89 » July 2nd, 2011, 9:17 am

Thanks norm, needless to say it looks awesome. It'd be great to have a break where ever and have everything you need at hands reach. It'd take me a five to ten minutes of poking and searching to find everything I need.

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by KUSTOM V840 » July 2nd, 2011, 9:25 am

This thread has given me some great inspiration!

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Norm » July 4th, 2011, 11:44 am

I'm sure that was the idea of the original poster
Doesn't matter what set up you have Just get out there and enjoy it

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by bananaman » July 11th, 2011, 10:37 pm

Great thread, good to see the different set-ups.

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3 weeks 'till we get back in the big white whale and head up to Rudell river NP

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Unread post by Springate » July 12th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Hi everyone we are looking at doing something similar to norm's on a 79 series but with driver's side being a bed if we can fit it! some qestions though; did you make the original canopy yourself? we were looking at getting a bare canopy from someone like AWLC and then fitting it out ourselves. Can you offer any advice on whether you think its better to go the whole hog ourselves? my partner and i are electrician and auto leccy and uncle is a boily (but 12hrs away and would need to be bribed with beer hehe)

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Norm » July 12th, 2011, 11:48 pm

Hi Springate
A lot of beer went into the design process of my canopy
My opinion is you would be better off starting from scratch
with a fair idea of what your requirements are.
If you work out what you need to carry you can start to
plan the best place for it.Be warned, (as I found out), the
bloody things grow and expand each time you turn your back
Happy to help if I can
Norm

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Clintfzj79 » August 12th, 2011, 9:01 pm

bananaman wrote:Great thread, good to see the different set-ups.

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3 weeks 'till we get back in the big white whale and head up to Rudell river NP


Very nice looking solid canopy mate is that a ex-telstra

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by 1010011010 » August 29th, 2011, 5:47 pm

Here's mine, Cage was built by R.J Tinker in Botany Sydney. Canvas by HNS canvas at Bathurst NSW (Cage was modified by the fabricator next to HNS, not sure what his name was).

Next move is a custom tray to suit, the alloy one is driving me insane with the constant squeaking and rattling!

Cheers

Mick
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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Wozza244 » September 30th, 2011, 2:17 pm

1010011010 wrote:Here's mine, Cage was built by R.J Tinker in Botany Sydney.
Cheers

Mick
How much does that unit weigh?
My last one similar weighed too much, a mate of mine is a stay ay home dad, builds dog cages and canopies for utes in his shed from alloy, full meshed setups or just frames, whatever you want really. Hes down the South Coast at Batemans Bay.
Im heading down his way before xmas to get a full meshed one with swing up doors and gas struts either side.
Should weigh bugger all, the same thing built professionally by a shop would come in at close to $2500 id imagine.

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Same33 » October 4th, 2011, 9:14 pm

Hi guys, these all look really good. very impressed

I really want a canvas/pvc canopy on the back of my hilux which im slowly building up. something like what ERASER has. Can anyone recomend a good place around south east Queensland?

I spke to sunset canvas in toowoomba and they quoted me 450 for the frame and at least 750 for the material. Was hoping to get it a bit cheaper if possible.

cheers
sam :drink:

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by musherman » October 22nd, 2011, 4:18 pm

hi guys, im new here, i have been looking through this thread looking at all the great ideas, i am currently building a dog box for my deck to carry my sleddogs around in and this is so inspirational.

cheers

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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by Same33 » October 23rd, 2011, 6:55 pm

gday blokes,
hokay so here is what i came up with. i call it canopy on a budget.
Picked up this steel canopy for 80 bucks off a landcruiser... well actually it took about 4 of us to pick it up...
Its slighlty to small in width. but perfect length and height.
Ive sanded it back and put an undercoat on it ($30), it was pretty sad before that. The next step is cutting off the legs, so it sits flush on the tray.

Then i thought i might take it to a metal fab place and see if they can make up some kind of simple track, so i can slide it on and off relatively easily, for when i need the tray space.

And lastly im gonna give it a paint with the spray gun, probably a light brown colour. And take it to get some new canvas too.

Im hoping the build comes in between 3-4 hundred.
Will post up the finished product
Sam
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Re: Ute Canopy Thread

Unread post by fyffy » December 13th, 2011, 5:23 pm

my 01 rodeow ith custom canopy
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