Ute Canopy Fiberglass for Navara St-R Whats best

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Going to fit a fibreglass canopy, what the best brand to buy and roughly what should I pay.
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:35

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:35
I personally think you cant go past ARB Canopies ! Around $2200 as guess only,I like there style also,Sure you can get cheaper brands and my opinion is they look it too !

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Follow Up By: Member - Lance S (VIC) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:56

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 17:56
Ditto with warfer , as i have a ARB canopy and roofrack and are very tough

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Follow Up By: Member - Shane L - QLD - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 19:14

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 19:14
2nd ditto for ARB Canopy, I have had 2 on different vehicles now, 1st low line, 2nd high roof. Both poly-carb not fibreglass like Flexigllass canopies, imho much stronger and better looking than the 2 Flexiglass canopies on 2 prior vehicles. 1 piece construction is certainly better than having front panel "tacked on" like the Flexiglass ones.

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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:20

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 20:20
We fitted a ARB Canopy to our Navara 6 months ago, with heavy
duty rack support and Two Cross Bars $3600-00 its on my profile
picture.

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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 18:44

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 18:44
We have a TJM on a twin cab Mazda & happy with it's appearance, performance etc. Colour match to vehicle spot on as was their pre & after sales service. ( we had no need for any after sales service as we had no problems, but they took the time a few weeks after fitting and phoned us to check that we were happy) Cost us about $2500 from memory about nine months ago. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 13:58

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 13:58
Barry,

I am glad you had a decent experience with TJM for the canopy as when they did thye one for my old Triton it was a PITA.

But if you ever need a new rear canopy door I have a brand spanker up here if you need it (product of the original door that was badly scratched etc). They ended up giving it to me to fit myself as they were sick of fixing faults with the canopy.

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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 18:42

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 18:42
Thanks Kev, that is a very generous offer but we have no issues with the unit we have. But as another member stated, if I were ordering another one, regardless of brand, I would get one with opening out windows instead of the sliding ones.
Again thanks heaps for your offer. Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Big Al. Gold Coast - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 11:50

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 11:50
Have a look at
http://www.awlc.com.au/

We are happy with our set up.
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Reply By: Jim from Best Off Road - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 12:41

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 12:41
I would have liked an Ironman. They are the latest technology, fully moulded plastic and very reasonably priced. Alas, not available for the Courier so I settled for a Flexiglass.

Flexiglass is at the value end of the market and has been great so far.

Whatever you buy, make sure you get the lift up windows as opposed to sliding.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 14:25

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 14:25
*make sure you get the lift up windows as opposed to sliding*

I'm with Jimbo here,Although mine are sliding i agree lift up is a great option, a bit of deja vu here..... lol
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:01

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:01
Some years back, we had a Rodeo twin cab. ( 1989 model )

Go for an ARB cannopy,,To say they are nothing short of brilliant, would be to put them down..

They are ( were the best )

Fiberglass will crack, and corrugations will enhance that no en,, but those ARB used to be made from some type of vinyl, and will take everything you can dish out to them, and then more..

This is an unpaid appraisal of a truly gr8 product ( heheehe )

Probably a tad dearer, but worth it !

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Reply By: str- Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:32

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:32
I have a genuine nissan canopy... possibly TJM?? Depends on what your looking for, general tub cover or heavy duty off road.
Mine is just for the dogs and occasional camping gear or stuff in the back.
couple of things to look for and these are the options mine has..

1. Lift up side window... very handy for loading.
2. front window is Angled & Folds down ... excellent for cleaning both outside of front window & rear windscreen. The angle stops the light reflecting between the two enabling you to see out at night apparently.
3. flyscreen on the other side sliding.. if desperate you can sleep in it (done that) and it keeps the puppies in or march flies out!!.
4. high mount stop light and interior light.. handy!
5. colour coded.
6. tinted windows... matches the car then


It is fibreglass and seems a tad flimsy but I'm not off road heaps and it has a low roof line which I thiought looks nicer.
I picked up a factory second for $1200 fitted... does the trick for me.
Good luck searching!!




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