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    Im considering getting a spare wheel carrier on the rear. Dont really like the spare up there.
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Or import Blindos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    Or import Blindos

    You such a bad influence! Im scared to even google that.


    Ok, big change in direction. I will not be using the canopy and have advertised it for sale. I also will not be using the roof top tent so will be selling that also. I have ordered a Eezi Awn Blade which will be fitted on Friday.
    https://eezi-awn.com/product/blade/

    Reason for my decision:
    - roof top tent is a pita to setup and if I am doing it daily it will drive me mad
    - Canopy will require a fair amount of work to make it fit the 130 and I cant find anyone interested in doing the work.
    - I fitted the Alucab drawer system this weekend and I think it will hold more stuff than the canopy. I also have a good picture in my mind how I want to set up the inside of the canopy as well as an awning. Watch this space
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    Wolf +100000

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    Pictures of the start of the drawer/packing system and table. The drawer system is off center to add packing space next to it. Im also trying to decide where to fit the drop down fridge slide. Probably where it is. Wood will be covered in carpet.
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    Upgrading the sound system with split speakers in front and active subwoofer to improve the quality of the sound. Also fitting some sound deadening which I think is going to take ages. Hope it’s worth it.
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    Hi Bruce, why do you want to make the canopy removable? If this is going to be basically a dedicated overlander, you will want it to be ready whenever you want to go. To decide on a Thursday you want to go away, you will first have to fit the canopy then pack etc. For us, the camper is permanently ready, just pack in the perishables and we are ready to go. The thought of having to pack before going away, I don't want to entertain it anymore.

    But you are spending time wisely working out what suits you best and moving in that direction.

    Good luck and enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesV View Post
    Hi Bruce, why do you want to make the canopy removable? If this is going to be basically a dedicated overlander, you will want it to be ready whenever you want to go. To decide on a Thursday you want to go away, you will first have to fit the canopy then pack etc. For us, the camper is permanently ready, just pack in the perishables and we are ready to go. The thought of having to pack before going away, I don't want to entertain it anymore.

    But you are spending time wisely working out what suits you best and moving in that direction.

    Good luck and enjoy.
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    Thank you James.
    with the camper canopy I purchased I was going to make it removable but I have since sold it and gone back to the original plan.
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    Report back on the sound deadening and the sound system upgrade.

    Its made a massive difference. So nice to listen to music with lots of depth and have better quality sound.

    it’s so good I can’t hear any rattles ����

    I now need to source carpet or rubber for the rear seat box.

    i also fitted a new gear box tunnel rubber mat from LR as mine was falling apart.
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    My son also fitted sound deadening to his 110,and first comment was about the sound quality and lack of noise
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    Been a busy weekend. The advantage of having everything removable was evident as I had to help my daughters transport a whole bunch of food (350kgs) and blankets they had collected for CLAW.

    i also fitted a Eezi Awn Stealth Roof top tent, a Eezi Awn Shower Cube, Eezi Awn drop down fridge slide and a National Luna 90ltr fridge. She is starting to take shape.
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    Wolfs have to go. Swambo does not like them at all so below are some choices. Which do you think should be fitted (1,2,3, or4 from left to right?):
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    No.2
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    No 4 is OEM not so? That will be my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    No 4 is OEM not so? That will be my choice.
    Agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Upgrading the sound system with split speakers in front and active subwoofer to improve the quality of the sound. Also fitting some sound deadening which I think is going to take ages. Hope itís worth it.

    Mine came loose in the hot sun.
    The padding on the doors is causing a problem as it sticks to the glass and smear it with the bitumen...and the winders then struggles to close the windows.

    Regards,
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    My reason for no.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suid-Wes View Post
    Mine came loose in the hot sun.
    The padding on the doors is causing a problem as it sticks to the glass and smear it with the bitumen...and the winders then struggles to close the windows.

    Regards,
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    Exactly what I was worried about, so I didnt fit to the doors and roof. Basically only the floors and behind the rear seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    My reason for no.2.

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    I dont think yellow will look good!

    Advantage of no.4 is I have a set already but have been tld they dont have the same load rating etc. The wolfs are 2.2 ton each and the boosts are 1.3 or 1.5 ton I think.
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    No 4
    But not in black - silver

    Would the std disco 2 or 1 rims not work ?

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