Retractable canopies - any thoughts?

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 07:27
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Hi,
I'm thinking of getting a retractable soft top canopy for my holden. What do people think about this type of canopy?

Cheers.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:41

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 16:41
Snowy Rug company in Mansfield makes BRILLIANT ones.. ~$200 canvas...

They are fantastic ideas, we were up top of mtn in Woods Point area, snowing sleet, etc, and were sitting there sheltered, and dry drinkin coffee.

The one mate had on his troopy had clip on sides, thats why we were dry!

Very much worth it, BUT.. you need a roofrack, so that shoots it for me.
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 18:08

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 18:08
Hi Truckster,

How do you get to get away without roof racks ?

Phil P
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 19:54

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 19:54
Pack everything in the back of the car!

Had a roofrack, the thing was like a parachute... I sold it to Victor Bray for his Top Fueller 4 second drag car for the end of the runs, he just hits a button and the rack comes up, adn the car stops.
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Follow Up By: LP - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:17

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:17
Hiya Truckster,

Do you have any contact details/web address for the Snowy Rug company in Mansfield re: their sliding canvas canopies???

Cheers

LP

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:18

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:18
They didnt have a website last time I googled but they are RIGHT next door to the BP on the way out towards jamieson in Mansfield.
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Follow Up By: LP - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:52

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:52
Many thanks Truckster.... I also tried the google thing.... I'll give the yellowpages a go, failing that I could always ring the BP and get the attendant to walk over and get the number for me!?!? Now would that be a return to driveway service? ;)

Have a good night
LP
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 06:15

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 06:15
SNOWY MOUNTAIN RUG CO
Manufacturer and repairer of canvas products
Shop 2/ 165 Mount Buller Rd
Mansfield 3722
03) 5775 1105
Fax (03) 5775 1533
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Follow Up By: LP - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:34

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:34
Nice work Phil P !!
Have a good weekend
LP
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:29

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:29
The Allen sliding canvas canopy is excellent!
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Reply By: LP - Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:12

Thursday, Nov 06, 2003 at 23:12
Hey Canuck,
I'm in two minds of doing the same,... I can see the benefit in the way the sliding canopy concertinas towards the cab which will enable me to load my dirt bike into the back for a days riding, but on the downside security would be non existant compared to the fibreglass canopies.... I've checked out the ones at Bluey's ute world on-line http://www.blueys.com.au/acc_slidingcanopies.htm which look pretty good.

Is your holden a tub or trayback ????

Baker& Priem also manufacture sliding canopies... but I think they're for tray's only - http://www.bakerandpriem.com.au/cgi-bin/frontcart/frontcart.pl?command=details&itemid=51

Which sliding-canopy were you looking at ????

Kindest regards

LP
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Follow Up By: Canuck - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 06:09

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 06:09
LP,
Yeah I had a look at Bluey's ones and they looked pretty good. For security I figured if someone wants to get in they will. If the sliders have a loackable tailgate the only way in is to slash the canvas.
The holden's a tub. Thanks for the links.
Canuck.
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