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    Default Kitting out a canopy.

    I am looking at kitting out 3 or more np200 canopies for work. Just trying to make existing setup work better.
    Fibreglass (definitely) RSI (??) canopies.
    I am looking at the setup like in the attached picture for the np300. So same as np300 pic but to fit np200 canopy and as per diagram.
    The vehicles a field service vehicles. So need an area at the rear to load more tools and spares.
    The side access would be more for special tools and equipment.
    Big box up against cab for storage that does not restrict rear view.

    Looking for ideas how to do it. Anyone done it?
    Looking at approximate costs R
    Looking for anyone who could do this R
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    Default Re: Kitting out a canopy.

    I saw a bakkie which the chap had a reinforced aluminum canopy. Sides opened up onto storage box and shelves, roof had ladder mounted etc etc. When you opened the back canopy draw, he also had a metal box mounted against the canopy but it was mounted on to a sliding tray/drawer system. So being the Centre of the canopy, extra equipment or materials could just be slid out onto the tail gate or ease of access to the box , making it ease of access and not having to climb into the limited canopy space. Just an idea.
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    Default Re: Kitting out a canopy.

    Yes I thought about a slide out system. I have built a few by now. The long h/d slides required are expensive and keep in mind that being a field service vehicle, the rails are directly where they will be loading heavy goods - starters, batteries, cylinder heads, etc. They are young with strong backs so thought of an aluminium storage box with a lid that could simply be slid out.
    Please keep ideas coming.
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    Default Re: Kitting out a canopy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
    Yes I thought about a slide out system. I have built a few by now. The long h/d slides required are expensive and keep in mind that being a field service vehicle, the rails are directly where they will be loading heavy goods - starters, batteries, cylinder heads, etc. They are young with strong backs so thought of an aluminium storage box with a lid that could simply be slid out.
    Please keep ideas coming.
    Buy roller bearings and make your own slide system using lipped channel. Should carry a ton if good metal size and design is used.
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    snorkel soon
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    Default Re: Kitting out a canopy.

    Great thanks. Now just to find some one to build it !
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    Default Re: Kitting out a canopy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
    Great thanks. Now just to find some one to build it !
    But you said you built a few
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    Eagle eye dash cam --stolen ..bought another one
    snorkel soon
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    Default Re: Kitting out a canopy.

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    But you said you built a few
    Drawer systems for myself (a few years ago) and this is for my company. As you will find out Craig as you get older, you cannot do everything / do it all anymore - call it a pleasure to pain!
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    Default Re: Kitting out a canopy.

    Morning all,

    If just been on Front Runner's site. This might be ideal for kitting out your canopy. After the lock down, i'm going to Front Runner to check this out.


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