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    Default DIY swinging awning

    So everybody is building the usual awning with poles. Decided it was too easy and found that the ostrich awning has more of a challenges.Took 2 weekends but looks good and was well worth it.
    I used the following materials for project
    4 x 6m lengh roundtubing 16x1,6mm
    10m Riptech 300 (Hayfords)
    1 galvanised cablerack
    3mm sheetmetal too design swivelhead
    M12 threaded bar with lock nuts too connect arms
    Wife helped with sewing
    Here is couple of pictures from start too finish
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    Awesome!!

    What about total cost and hours involved in making this?

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    Mmmm, excellent job.
    Just as I was getting worried what to do during the December holidays while at home.

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    How does you cover fit, is it loose or attached to the rack?

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    Very nice job!!

    And to think everybody was telling me that you are useless with your hands!
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    Very nice!

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    Great job. Cable rack is a really good idea for weight saving and looks pretty cool as well.
    Last edited by Heinz Modricky; 2013/11/24 at 10:15 AM. Reason: typo

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    WOW!!! First home built one I have seen. Congrats, you should be proud. How much did it cost you in the end?
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    Subscribed. Nice project!

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    Looks damn good.

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    Nice one, great job thanks for sharing
    Nice looking Pajero that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeek View Post
    Nice one, great job thanks for sharing
    Nice looking Pajero that!
    Agreed, nice Pajero. Hijacking the thread, but I would like to know what suspension is fitted to the rear. Mine, also 3500 takes a serioud dive when I load the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazerb2 View Post
    Awesome!!

    What about total cost and hours involved in making this?
    All and all it did not cost more than R1500 and it took 2 Saturdays.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dzombo4 View Post
    How does you cover fit, is it loose or attached to the rack?
    Cover is permanently attached. Swings back into the bag

    Quote Originally Posted by angelblooms View Post
    Very nice job!!

    And to think everybody was telling me that you are useless with your hands!
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    [QUOTE=Ocicat58;1968371]Agreed, nice Pajero. Hijacking the thread, but I would like to know what suspension is fitted to the rear. Mine, also 3500 takes a serioud dive when I load the rear.
    I installed some 2006 Patrol y61 coilsprings in the rear. Lifted it about 100mm in the rear. Perfect for loading for that camping trip

    Thanks for the thumbsup guys . It is not a perfect example of the one you can buy but it does 100% the same job.
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    Looks great. How does it handle wind?

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    Tested it today but no wind in secunda. Must still get some poles to anchor it if the wind is bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocicat58 View Post
    Hijacking the thread, but I would like to know what suspension is fitted to the rear. Mine, also 3500 takes a serioud dive when I load the rear.
    We're all begging the Nissan guys, or scouring scrapyards for Nissan Patrol Y60 / Y61 coils...they fit the Gen 2 Pajero and carries the weight better
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    Thats impressive. Well done.
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    Really looks good.. well done!!
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    Hi 4x4junkie.

    Very nice project. Thank you for sharing with us.

    I take it that since you share the pictures you dont mind us steeling with the eye.

    Would it be possible to add some dimensions and some closeup pic's of the swinging area.

    Since i am not frequently on the forum, would you mind to email me the info to [email protected].

    I also have a holiday comming up during which this will also be a nice project.

    Regards
    Gerhard

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