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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Yes originally was going to do that but no one seems interested. I may just import some but havenít looked into it yet as I think transport is going to be crazy. No local guys seem interested and I canít find anything decent.
    Have you tried Uys from Stofpad?


    I must say we are quite lucky here with a local landy shop, if they don't have what you want they will find it, and prices are reasonable. Got all my bearmach and terrafirma underbody protection etc from them no issues.
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    I had a look at their website and it seems they dont do much for Defenders - only a bash plate.
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    this is always my go to thread for sliders. Only if someone can build it for me.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...ksliders-build

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjf110 View Post
    British 4x4 can supply both.

    Personally I would toss the OE sidesteps and side sills. Have some custom rock sliders made that are compatible with a high lift jack.

    Something similar to the attached pictures maybe.
    I want sliders like on the white landy. It's a tree slider and a bit of a step as well to tie roof rack etc.
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    Yes me too. And it looks good.

    Here are some more pictures of it. (best I could find) - ps. that landy has a Corvette motor in it!
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Bruce don't forget http://www.stone4x4accessories.com/products.php

    Good quality, good price, good people.
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    Thank you. I did look at them and found that they dont do products for the 130 based on their website.
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Thatís true, Iíve never had issues with the solenoid system so perhaps you right
    That is what I use as well. They are reliable
    DON'T BE AFRAID TO TRY NEW THINGS - AFTERALL THE TITANIC WAS BUILT BY PROFESSIONALS, THE ARK BY AMATEURS

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Yes me too. And it looks good.

    Here are some more pictures of it. (best I could find) - ps. that landy has a Corvette motor in it!
    Those are Terrafirma Sliders
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    Quote Originally Posted by obotha View Post
    Those are Terrafirma Sliders
    thank you. Are they available locally?
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    So I have accidentally on purpose purchased a whole bunch of stuff for the build which included an Eezi Awn roof top tent. I got a really, really good deal on all of the stuff I purchased so I couldn't refuse. So now I have to make a decision.

    Do I fit the roof top tent, draw system etc using the current canopy or do I do a removable live in type canopy with pop top tent?

    The reason I ask is, I have an option of an Aluminium live in camper with pop up roof bed thing, which comes off of a Hilux dbl cab, that I am seriously considering but am just a bit scared of the alterations that will be needed and I certainly cant weld aluminium. The problem is the width of the load area on the Landy is about 30mm narrower than the Hilux and 145mm longer than the Hilux.

    This is not the actual canopy but as close a picture as I can find to illustrate what the problem is. The box behind the tail light is a storage box so can be made smaller but I dont know how easily. What are your thoughts?

    What is my current canopy worth more of less?

    Thank you.
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    So I decided to buy the camper before someone else does. Also picked up a roof top tent and alucab drawer system and a few other bits and pieces. It will obviously have to be adapted for the 130. (30mm width and 145mm length, and 300mm height more or less.)

    Here are some pictures of the same canopy off of the internet. I did not buy the canopy from these guys. Pictures are from google.

    Let me know what you think? (canopy camper or roof top tent)

    PM ME YOUR DETAILS IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE (3 OR 4 STILL AVAILABLE) AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE GENTS NUMBER.
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Would you go for this inflatable rooftop tent?

    https://gentletent.com/en/rooftop-tents

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    I think they are great and TBH I dont know too much about them so my first questions would be what if you get a puncture and secondly how do they stand up in heavy wind?
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    Now the big decision has to be made. Do I use the roof top tent and use the base I already have with the Alu-cab dual drawer system or adapt the below canopy, with pop up roof to fit? I would obviously need to hire someone who can work with Aluminium as I dont have a clue how to weld it etc

    What would you do?
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    One thing I have learned is something or some expense that sounds like major in the city, once you are in the sticks, becomes nothing, and then you wonder why you were so silly/penny wise pound foolish.

    I you had a Hilux bakkie I would maybe say keep this canopy (well not really but anyway), but you get my drift.

    The "problem" is you have a Land Rover and your brief, from your OP and other thread, is to be able to spend a lot of time off grid and outside our borders/away from civilization.

    If it was ME, I would sell both and buy a dedicated, well built canopy or canopy pop-up tent set-up. For me that is where everything starts and what will make your journey 'effortless' in the long run.

    Yes it will probably cost a lot now, but by the time you have (now bought this), have your existing canopy improved or this one modified, how much would you have saved? I just don't think it is worth the time, effort or money but most of all, I do not think it will ever be a perfect fit for your purposes.

    Anyway, just my thoughts, but my way of thinking might be very different to yours.
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    Thank you. Yes I agree but I could spend R100k to R150k and personalize it and still save a packet of money left over based on what’s available in the market.
    The new Khaya for example is R260k.

    Another thing, I have emailed all the camper companies and had one response from Ali-cab saying they don’t have anything for the 130. Strange considering I saw the below on Facebook. The rest didn’t even bother replying
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    Agree that looks the business, pity. Did you ask them about this?

    Ja I hear you about run-away expenses; maybe give it some more time? You seem to move quick, which is good of course, but this is the one occasion where time is probably your friend.

    Good luck, will follow with interest.
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Take a deep breath....

    Right, you don't need to weld anything.

    Make your measurements.
    Decide what you want to change.
    Get aluminium sheet
    Aluminium angle extrusions
    Rivits
    Maybe plywood.

    And some tools (jigsaw, tape measure, rivetgun....)


    BTW if you where in my valley, I know a great guy that could do this. ( Qualified aircraft sheet metal guru)

    This is a great project, all it needs is some thinking and a little time.
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