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    Bruce, I found a few spare wheel nuts for LR steel wheels in the garage. PM me your address and I'll ship them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Bruce, I found a few spare wheel nuts for LR steel wheels in the garage. PM me your address and I'll ship them
    Thank you. Keep them for me for now please. I may change the wheels. I have a set of defender puma alloys that I may make black and fit - still undecided but don’t want to waste your time if I do change. Will let you know
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    Thank you Hilton. Did you spray your canopy? Thatís more or less how I want to do mine. How do you carry water?

    Claude yes I will probably fit a Madman. Had one in my TD5 and it worked really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaudeG View Post
    Hi Bruce, just pulling your leg. Honestly, id rather go for a Madman. Egt and actual coolant temps are vital.
    I fitted this to my Disco 1

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    Like a madman but more advanced with blue tooth connection.
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    That looks good Byron. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Thank you Hilton. Did you spray your canopy? Thatís more or less how I want to do mine. How do you carry water?

    Claude yes I will probably fit a Madman. Had one in my TD5 and it worked really well.
    Yes it was sprayed. I carry water according to where I am going . Drinking water in 20 litre plastic drums behind the seat or in the canopy. Other water on the front roof rack or canopy . I have a few tanks, 40, 50 60 and the "inflateable" one that takes about 27 liters. We don't complicate the water issue and shower by boiling water and using R200 12 volt shower. Most places have water these days and we prefer empty water tanks carrying only drinking water. If we go to Khwai for example.then we just fill up every couple of days in village or from the river if we have to. Sorry long story but we don't like the weight and our setup is designed around wild camping and speed. We don't have to setup at a camp we just stop and pull out 2 camp chairs.

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    Got some more small things done today, also discovered that pretty much the entire canopy has water leaks, especially in the front of it, so will have to remove it and reseal all the joints. So will strip the interior as well as the canopy and seal all the joins...... Job for next weekend.
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    The 130 is an awesome base on which to build your overlander ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross McLean Calder View Post
    The 130 is an awesome base on which to build your overlander ....
    Hi Ross - Was this unit not advertised the other day in Autotrader or did you purchase it? I quite liked its layout at the back.
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    Bruce your vehicle will be the best over lander with a Tommy camper type canopy. Just love them, you can stand inside, sit inside, get dressed inside, pull the bed floor down and sleep. Bed already made, just an awesome concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostokkelos View Post
    Bruce your vehicle will be the best over lander with a Tommy camper type canopy. Just love them, you can stand inside, sit inside, get dressed inside, pull the bed floor down and sleep. Bed already made, just an awesome concept.
    thank you. Who supplies them? Really like that one.
    Looked at the Alucab one and at way over R100k for it it’s not worth it. Maybe I will live to regret that decision.
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    Tommy campers is in Australia, but blinkgat campers (member here), they also build them like that. Sarel is the owner and he does build the canopy like you want it. Go look at his new one he built for the 130. Blinkgatcampers, they are not just alu color they come in white etc look here http://www.blinkgatproducts.com/blin...30-camper.html

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    yes saw that. Slightly different to the Aussie one. Not really what Im looking for, but thank you anyway. Bushlapa also do one that is more suited to my taste but its more a permanent fit - which im not sure about yet.
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    Hi Bruce, you are welcome to come and have a look at my setup, I see you are just around the corner in Lonehill
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    Thank you IanT. That looks exactly like what i want. How is your interior and water tank done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Thank you IanT. That looks exactly like what i want. How is your interior and water tank done?
    How much water do you want to carry. My drawer system does not extend to the back wall of the canopy. There is a 400mm gap at least. I have used it for batteries but it could easily be used for a large water tank and then a pipe down the side to the back for take off with pump. Alternatively people fit a tank under the back seat. I have also considered building one on top of the back floor as I never put people in the back seats.

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    Thanks Hylton. I have a long range fuel tank under the back seat.

    What drawer system do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross McLean Calder View Post
    The 130 is an awesome base on which to build your overlander ....
    That looks like an Oztent permanently fitted to the roof?
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    Bruce, I have a draw system in the back as well but does not go all the way back to the bulkhead, so I have fitted a 250L diesel tank there, as can be seen on the back of the Alucab there is a 20L Jerry and I have another 25L tapped tank in the back, don't think you can see the tap as it is behind the swing away wheel carrier. Latest project! swopping out my 15L Indel B fridge between the front seats for an 11l Waeco fridge with a front runner base plate (much better fit!)

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    Please post pictures IanT.

    Im also undecided about a fridge in between the front seats. My plan is to hopefully have our 52lt out the side and maybe an 80 or 90ltr in the far back..........

    I am however thinking about changing the canopy also as I dont think its the best quality compared to other brands I have seen - tbh Im a bit disappointed in it.
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