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    New Canopy for ute

    Hi all
    Time to update old steel and vinyl canopy which has done a good job but need a bit more comfort to live out of when travelling.
    Have spent many many hours on net looking and then ringing some workshops. Won't touch cheap chinese crap (or anything chinese by choice) so need custom build. If you saw my welding from many years ago you would understand why I have to spend the money.
    Here in Hervey Bay they want a big premium for custom work and about 8 weeks + wait.
    Any recommendations for Brisbane to Bundy would be appreciated especially if you have one yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard52 View Post
    Here in Hervey Bay they want a big premium for custom work and about 8 weeks + wait.
    Sorry mate can't really help with your question other than...................

    It won't just be Hervey Bay, pretty much every fab shop in Australia doing custom work will charge the $$$$ and have that sorta lead time

    Not sure what our lead times are at the moment for canopies but wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't minimum 8+ weeks wait

    I know its a big difference $ wise between custom and off the shelf but some of that Chinese of the shelf stuff is absolute rubbish, and good call staying away from it
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    Have you looked at Australian Work Leisure Canopy? https://www.awlc.com.au/nissan-canopies/

    I have a "Australian Work Leisure Canopy" which I'm quiet happy with, that was already fitted to my Ex Electrical Authority 2013 Patrol.

    It already had a 180Lt Water Tank and Shelving fitted. If I removed the Shelving from the Drivers Side, I'd have enough room to put a singe bed down within the canopy.

    If you haven't already looked at AWLC, their based out of the Gold Coast.

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    A used ex Telstra canopy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    A used ex Telstra canopy?
    Cuppa Mine?

    Na Mine is a Ex-Essential Energy Work Ute . . . . not a Telstra vehicle.
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    Please do consider Wizard52 Mate the very real potential added extra costs of your GVM upgrade these expensive engineering certification days!
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    @Wizard52 Try STR in Bundaberg. 4151 8822 www.strproducts.com.au

    Know naff all about them but a long established company. Longevity speaks volumes hereabouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant209 View Post
    Cuppa Mine?

    Na Mine is a Ex-Essential Energy Work Ute . . . . not a Telstra vehicle.
    I should have been clearer. Was suggesting that Wiz might consider an ex Telstra canopy.

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    We are happy with the build and finish on our canopy from “My Toolbox” in Brendale QLD.
    Lots of custom options, we were ok with the price as well. Worth a look. Made on their premises, not China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    I should have been clearer. Was suggesting that Wiz might consider an ex Telstra canopy.
    Sorry lol

    Are the Telstra ones XL Canopy?
    Last edited by Grant209; 7th January 2021 at 06:33 PM.
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