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    Default T6 Aluminium Canopy

    I know it has been mentioned 100 times....

    I am in the market for aluminium canopy for my Ranger T6

    Which one do you recommend.....

    They all cost pretty much the same, I don't want to cause a brand war, just some advice will be appreciated

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    i have the AluCab. very happy with it. That said, i personally (and dont hate me for saying this) think alucab is letting its quality slip. I think mine was one of the last well built ones

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    In my honest opinion it all comes down in how much you would like to spend Gerber4wd price are good and canopies are good looking and don't forget custom leisure tech. Personally if you can take the time and go to each place and see how the end results look like

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    Have a look at the slanted back one from Bushtec. One of the nicest I have seen.
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    Metalian also an option.

    Mine work and looks the business.

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    Fitted bushtech on Isuzu week ago. Very nice and the owners are also nice people to do business with. good quality and looks

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    I chose the African Outback

    Large front and rear windows with no restriction for the inside mirror

    Fully opening rear door, the fridge can be mounted on the side and not in the middle like with the smaller doors.

    One side panel folding up for easier loading, one down on the kitchen side also acts as a worktop

    Slots outside to mount anything quick and easy without having to mount a roofrack first. My solar panel is permanently mounted directly on the roof, unless I use the RTT in which case it's mounted in front of the tent over the roof. Slots inside to mount anything easily without drilling holes.

    Exceptionally good quality and finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wegbreker02 View Post
    I chose the African Outback

    Large front and rear windows with no restriction for the inside mirror

    Fully opening rear door, the fridge can be mounted on the side and not in the middle like with the smaller doors.

    One side panel folding up for easier loading, one down on the kitchen side also acts as a worktop

    Slots outside to mount anything quick and easy without having to mount a roofrack first. My solar panel is permanently mounted directly on the roof, unless I use the RTT in which case it's mounted in front of the tent over the roof. Slots inside to mount anything easily without drilling holes.

    Exceptionally good quality and finish.
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    So pas GoMad s'n bestel. Hulle gebruik Beekman's brackets om vas te sit, 2 deure elke kant, venster voor en agter. Prys was die billikste. R13650 roofrack ingesluit.
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    Sorry, but I'm going to blow Metalian's trumpet now is a serious way, and for good reason.

    When I started making canopies, I realised that the traditional method is just not good enough. Other than looking a bit Telkom or Eskom, the problem is that a single seal is so close to what works and what does not, that at times you're lucky to get it right, but mostly I had varying degrees of success, hence the cost and efforts I've put into designing what has to be the best canopy on the market today.

    Here are the main features

    So far, seven purpose designed aluminium extrusions - more will be added
    Four purpose made rubber extrusions
    Special rounded double skinned rear posts that suits the vehicle's body
    Built in side air vents
    Triple sealed doors
    No external hinges
    No rivets
    Interchangeable door skins smooth or textured aluminium or stainless steel
    Integral roof lashing rail
    Unique clip in fixing detail (still being finalised and can be retrofitted when done.) No drilling of holes into the canopy frame for fitment - none, not one.

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall
    who's the fairest of them all?
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    Well done! Nice canopy.
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    Mmmmmm. Somebody used my bakkies photo with out compensation.

    Heinz I will come and pick up my case of beer tomorrow.

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    No worries, which brand of beer will that be?

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    I was in the same position. Initially fitted a Beekman FG but for my specific needs, sold it to change to an aluminum. Looked at all the different makes, researched, visited some of the outlets but in the end ordered the Metalian new triple seal from Heinz. Service was excellent and initial niggle sorted out by Heinz in his team before you could snap your fingers.

    Excellent quality, customer service from a different world. Very happy with my choice. The new triple seal makes it the best canopy on the market (and they were good before the new launch)

    Go for it!!
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    Outback on my T6 and very happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wegbreker02 View Post
    I chose the African Outback

    Large front and rear windows with no restriction for the inside mirror

    Fully opening rear door, the fridge can be mounted on the side and not in the middle like with the smaller doors.

    One side panel folding up for easier loading, one down on the kitchen side also acts as a worktop

    Slots outside to mount anything quick and easy without having to mount a roofrack first. My solar panel is permanently mounted directly on the roof, unless I use the RTT in which case it's mounted in front of the tent over the roof. Slots inside to mount anything easily without drilling holes.

    Exceptionally good quality and finish.
    Is it so much higher than the bakkie cab roof? I was planning to get this one but based on your pics it looks like I will scrape the garage door ...the Bush tech looks flush with cab roof ?? Please advise ..Otherwise thr Outback is the business and I like the rails above inside for a net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz Modricky View Post
    Sorry, but I'm going to blow Metalian's trumpet now is a serious way, and for good reason.

    When I started making canopies, I realised that the traditional method is just not good enough. Other than looking a bit Telkom or Eskom, the problem is that a single seal is so close to what works and what does not, that at times you're lucky to get it right, but mostly I had varying degrees of success, hence the cost and efforts I've put into designing what has to be the best canopy on the market today.

    Here are the main features

    So far, seven purpose designed aluminium extrusions - more will be added
    Four purpose made rubber extrusions
    Special rounded double skinned rear posts that suits the vehicle's body
    Built in side air vents
    Triple sealed doors
    No external hinges
    No rivets
    Interchangeable door skins smooth or textured aluminium or stainless steel
    Integral roof lashing rail
    Unique clip in fixing detail (still being finalised and can be retrofitted when done.) No drilling of holes into the canopy frame for fitment - none, not one.

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall
    who's the fairest of them all?
    Heinz your Metalian here in the pics looks awesome ...one problem the Ranger JUST makes it into a standard automatic roll up garage height wise and your canopy sticks up way above the cab in the pics ...If you can give me the assurance that you can make one the height of the Bush Tech (Same height as the cab roof ) then we can talk otherwise I will have to turn my house into a building site to increase the height of 3 garage doors (2 into the road (normal garage door and a 3rd leading from garage into garden) at a cost of R50000 extra just to have a Metalian badge on the back which I do lust after but am not prepared to go to those lengths ...Please let me know if you build a lower more practical to live with canopy

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    what's the price of the Metalian?
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    Peter, we're certainly able to build whatever height you want. Generally we make this clear the cab in the anticipation that you may want to fit something that may extend over the roof.

    Prodigal. The price is R19750 inclusive of VAT with front sliding window, rear tinted back window, 3 or 5 doors, powder coated frame and anodised aluminium or Stainless steel doors (does not add significant weight), rounded rear corners and in the triple sealed design.

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