Alloy canopies. ?????

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Curious about buying a alloy canopy for my cruiser. Looking at a Jack off style. Has anybody had any experience with them?
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Reply By: Morty Qld - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 18:12

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 18:12
Hi Tony there is a company at Palmwoods on the sunshine coast called Metalink,
They build canopies for the back of your utes to what ever specs you want, their phone number is 0754450893 and their website is www.metalink.net.au
I am having one built for myself at present and have heard nothing but good reports about them.
Jeff
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Reply By: Fatso - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 18:28

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 18:28
We were going down the same path, but this last 6 months of business has been tough & have to wait for the up turn to come to us & build the bank account up.
I was thinking of building a steel frame (40 x 40 x 1.6 SHS & 25 x 25 x 1.6 SHS door frames) & having it sheeted in 1.6 aluminium.
Square sided (for better storage capability, not for more storage) with 2 doors & lift it off with a chain block in the shed & drop it on castors.
I was looking at about $2000 doing it myself & having a sheet metal shop sheet it. That's unpainted with no electrical bits. I was going for 2.6 m long 1.8 m wide & 1.1 high.
Hinges, struts, seals & latches were just over $800.
A mate had one made in Tully. It is frame less & all 3 mm aluminium & 2.4 m long. Top stuff but cost $8000.
For now the box is not needed & we are happy just camping in the back.
It will be a different story for touring.
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Follow Up By: Fatso - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 18:37

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 18:37
Forgot to mention I had worked the weight of my design to be over 200kg.
That is a lot of weight, even on an alloy tray & it can't be ignored if you are a heavy packer.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony D (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 11:40

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 11:40
cheers i am still looking around. one of my mates said checkerplate steel would be good. this meaning i wouldnt have to build a frame once i had my sheets of checkerplate cut i could weld them together. But after talking to some other ppl this would end up being considerbly heavy. one of the down falls. I am keen on getting one custom made but i have been given a quote of a little over 5000 which scared me off that.
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Follow Up By: katepaul - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 21:11

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 21:11
Hi there We had an aluminium canopy made by obieco at tamworth nsw they make most of the telstra gullwing door canopies they have done a fantastic job we now need to design and outfit the insides with a kitchen bed fridge drawers etc any ideas would be appreciated we are also in the process of obtaining a GVM upgrade if u get a steel canopy I think the weight would be a killer ...just a thought thats all thanks kate
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 08:27

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 08:27
Mob at Geebung do an excellent job , have forgotten the name though , just sth of Zillmere rd on Sandgate rd next to the M/cycle place.
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