Dual Cab Canopy

Submitted: Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 08:30
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This weekend I am going to be planning and start building my canopy for my Hilux Dualcab. I have the frame. cover and roofrack designed, But I am still undecided on how to set up my fridge, draws, toolbox, lights, etc. If people could give me some ideas or photos of their canopies to give me some inspiration that would be excellent.

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Reply By: Wherehegon - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:00

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:00
If there is one thing I can mention is to have side access to canopy, I only had rear access to mine and it was painfull, having to climb over things just to get some thing out. My'n was the fibroglass type, Im presuming yours will be metal framed/tarp ?? I had a 170 litre water tank made for mine and was fitted hard up against the head board, was brilliant, would last us 7 days for drinking,showers,toilet etc, also has a couple of ther 10L containers for fresh water, Dual Battery was also in the rear tray passengers side. I did have some pics of it all set up but lost them when computer hard drive died, have learnt to put to seperate hard drive now and copy to disc. Regards Steve
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:03

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:03
Mine is made from heavy steel....too heavy. Try to keep it light.

I have 2 side-opening gullwing doors with gas struts. I ripped one of them off in Alice Springs because I forgot it was up and I was parked near a tree.

So, I've fitted a push-button switch (about $5- each from Autopro etc) to each door, so that a buzzer sounds whenever a door is open if the engine is running.

Try to keep the heavy items (fridge, tools, battery/ies etc) as far forward as possible.Fridge is best if mounted on passenger's side, as you aren't standing on the road shoulder if you stop to get a drink out etc.


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