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    Quote Originally Posted by HIGHFLYER View Post
    Hi Sandboarder...what a great idea..and portable..!!
    How did u cut it and how did you prepare the gasbottel before cutting?
    Thanks and cheers
    Angle grinder with a thin cutting disc, circumference halved for the middle point
    It's a R22 refrigeration gas bottle so no flammable fumes.

    I had a built thread about it here
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=146991
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    Homemade awning:
    Some picks showing planning and production and open and close pics.
    Also 2 vids of opening in 45sec and closing in 90sec here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF6OKquelSs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E61hhlHJ_7s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Stander View Post
    Homemade awning:
    Some picks showing planning and production and open and close pics.
    Also 2 vids of opening in 45sec and closing in 90sec here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF6OKquelSs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E61hhlHJ_7s
    Great! Mens kan sien wie is handig agter die naaimasjien (en dalk stoof?) in daardie huis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Stander View Post
    My homemade Visboks: (On homemade camping table)...
    Very innovative Adam.

    Also like your DIY awning but I will not take it as far as the sowing part, that I will outsource.

    All round excellent ideas by all, well done.
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    One of my biggest problems with 4 people in the vehicle was the bulky soft items: sleeping bags and clothes bags.
    Takes up loads of space and always in the way.

    The space between the top of my fridge/ crates and the roof was always used, but that meant that I had to unpack before I could get to my fridge.
    So decided to build a roof cage.
    Version 1 was a steel cage and worked very well but used a lot of space when not in use.
    Then I moved to a webbing design that when empty was totally out of the way and not even visible in my rear view mirror.
    Streches from the rear right up the C- pillar. Fully packed I can use my fridge and get to anything else under the net without unpacking.

    Used rivnuts and the rear safetybelt mountings to fix aluminium strips.
    Changed from prastic clips to steel as they couldn't take the strain. (Nou trek ek hulle goed vas)
    Can comfortably load 4 big sleepingbags, 4 travel bags and 2 pillows.
    At max I've loaded 6 sleeping bags, 3 bedrolls, 4 bags and 2 pillows.
    Nice thing is, these light items are quite high, so I can put all the heavy items as low as possible so my COG is not that affected.
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    Wheel step, fits over any of the 5 wheels.
    To be used as seat, table or platform for working on the roof.
    When placed over the spare it forms a platform that I've used to transport 3 bags of wood.
    Folds up nice and compact. Easy open and close.
    Forgot about it and drove over it once - no damage.
    Got a neighbour to weight test it to 155kg, no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandboarder View Post
    Angle grinder with a thin cutting disc, circumference halved for the middle point
    It's a R22 refrigeration gas bottle so no flammable fumes.

    I had a built thread about it here
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=146991
    Hi Sandboarder
    Thanx...will check it out..
    Cheers..
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    Okay, last one, the drawers.

    This was also my very first project when I bought my vehicle.
    Featured in the WegRy mag 2010 it has undergone a few changes to make it even more user friendly.

    100% scrap metal bought from the scrap metal dealers.
    I plan to build another one for the new Prado, but this time I'd like to do it properly: Lasercut and bent.....

    Here is the WegRy article
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    I bought a 2001 Venter bushbaby in February this year.

    I immediately removed the Echo Roof top tent and sold it to a guy in the Cape and bought a decent Trailer Top Tent from a gent in Pietermaritzburg.

    The trailer was too low for the tent and I made an extension piece from 200 x 75 x 25 x 2,5 of which I cut the inside piece out in order to match the trailer's top edge width.

    The 2001 Bushbaby did not come out with a side door so last weekend I employed my grinder and cut an opening through the side panel extending into the extension piece. I framed the opening with 25 x 25mm Square tubing and made another frame for the door. I covered the door frame with 0,8mm Cold rolled sheet. I bought the hinges and anti-loose clips from a trailer spares shop in Silverton yesterday to be fitted this weekend.

    I also bought new trailer jacks, the ones that swivels down from horizontal which then jacks up with a lever as the standard Venter trailer jacks are thin tubes which ends up causing an "ocean motion" feeling when you are lying in bed. With those thin legs you cannot even dream of "fooling" around a little.......

    I also bought two gas bottle brackets which I will mount inside the nose cone and lastly I will do the electricals with LED lights in all the right places, dual battery system and inverter with solar panel as back-up.

    Oh, I nearly forgot, I moved the two toolboxes that come as standard mounted on top of the wheel arches to their new position both on the left side of the trailer and I turned tem on their sides so the lids can be used as small table tops.
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    Pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Stander View Post
    Wheel step, fits over any of the 5 wheels.
    To be used as seat, table or platform for working on the roof.
    When placed over the spare it forms a platform that I've used to transport 3 bags of wood.
    Folds up nice and compact. Easy open and close.
    Forgot about it and drove over it once - no damage.
    Got a neighbour to weight test it to 155kg, no problem.
    Any chance of a drawing for this please?
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    Very neat Adam!
    Some real good ideas in this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by atholgordon View Post
    Any chance of a drawing for this please?
    Sorry this was just spoeg en plak, but I could take more detail photos if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Stander View Post
    Sorry this was just spoeg en plak, but I could take more detail photos if you want.
    Please do so Adam if you don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atholgordon View Post
    Please do so Adam if you don't mind.
    I'm leaving for the coast tomorrow morning early and will be back 06/04.
    Send you the pics then with pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Stander View Post
    I'm leaving for the coast tomorrow morning early and will be back 06/04.
    Send you the pics then with pleasure.
    Thank you Adam. If you are near the Cape Coast and need anything, let us Kaapies know. And travel safely.
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    Het n tafel laai met n deksel gemaak onder my yskas. Het nou nie die nuutste fotos nie, maar het nou canvis sak gemaak vir messe en vurke wat aan die deksel vas gemaak is.

    Die burner was altyd n probleem om in en uit te haal ens. So, die outjie het ek toe agter die spaarwiel ingebou en die gas bottel is nou vas aan die canopy en pyp dierek aan die burner. So, opslaan vir koffie vat nou so 10 sec.
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    Default Jimny Drawers

    Jimny Drawer system for now... Roofrack and others in progress.
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    Default Drawer system for approximately R1000

    Drawer system from mild steel for my trailer. The drawer is running on 8 small beerings which cost R26 each. Up till now it only cost me R850 and if I add a sheet of 6ply wood to cover the frame, the total cost will only be R1120. The plasic drawers I had, so they are not included. The size is 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.37.

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