Ex Telstra Canopy

Submitted: Friday, Aug 07, 2015 at 20:16
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I am looking to buy a ex Telstra Canopy for my Mazda BT50 . I live melbourne can anyone help
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Reply By: Bigfish - Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 07:33

Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 07:33
Keep looking on Gumtree or check out auction sites.
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Follow Up By: Tim F3 - Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 12:28

Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 12:28
There is a good alloy (not telstra) canopy in the classifieds on this site that might suit...
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 15:26

Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 15:26
Just check the weight of those canopies
You might find an alloy gullwing a better option
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Reply By: Stephen_L - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 19:12

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 19:12
Hi Graeme
I have a patrol with a telstra service body on it and it's great. It's built like a tank and very solid; all aluminum but still on the heavy side. The dual wheel carriers are great because they make it easy to raise and lower spares when needed.

There are two variants that i am aware of one made by Obieco this is the one i have and another that i am not sure who makes them.

There is a bit of information on these on one of the Australian nissan patrol forums (that's because the Telstra vehicles they come on are usually patrols. .) Also some great ideas on how to deck them out and a few pointers on where to pick them up. Not sure which forum as the are two main ones for patrols but I'm sure you'll find it.

I have a few pics on how i set mine up if you are after ideas. It's on my blog. I'm currently on a three month trip and blogging my travels (simpson desert via hay river track, Kimberly and pilbara ) www.supa.net.au

I priced getting something similar and it was nearly ten grand so they are a good option if you can find one however they are becoming more popular.

Cheers
Stephen
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Reply By: duck - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 16:50

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 16:50
You will find them very heavy (alloy) & the XL (steel) heavier again built well/strong, so get ready for a suspension up grade
I did it once, but the weight made me change & that was on a patrol

good luck
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 18:33

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 18:33
Good advice from Duck.

Saw a steel Telstra canopy on Gumtree........would have needed a complimentary bottle of rust converter included to make a sale. :-)

Have an alloy canopy on my Landcruiser ute. Maker suggested it would weigh about 400kgs. No worries, I thought! And since them I've added 2 x 120 amphr batteries, a 30 & a 40L fridges, 80L water tank, cooking gear, 160w solar panel plus 2 spares(235.85R16) and other gear. Crux of it is, a new Landcruiser, with GVM upgrade is on the horizon, just to stay legal.

Seen a lot of utes lately, with slide-on's, and I'd guess at least 60% would be close to, or above their vehicles GVM. Drive safe, and try not to test your insurance...............

Bob

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