Extras for BT50

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 17:07
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I am trying to decide what brands of extras to buy and I would appreciate feedback on the following items
Canopy: (smooth finish) I have looked at TJM and ARB as well as Caddy
Bullbar: ARB and TJMs premium bar, (want the bar to be winch comp)
Drawers: Black widow, ARB and Caddy
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Reply By: Member - Netnut (VIC) - Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 22:13

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 22:13
G'day Carl,

I've got the smooth-finished ARB canopy on my new BT-50. It's fantastic: great finish, not too high in profile and it integrates well with the vehicle. It has a lift up front window which allows for the cleaning of the glass between the ute and canopy. I can retro fit the steel framework required to add carry bars/roof rack.

I opted for the East Coast Bullbars aluminium bull bar - black ripple-painted finish - as I didn't require a winch - I have a hand winch. I didn't want to carry the extra weight of a steel bar either. It was bought through ARB.

I'm not doing the drawers thing. I'm having an ARB plastic ute liner installed and I'll be making up a framework to secure the fridge slide plus second battery, jerry cans, etc.

See my profile picture for the work in progress.

Cheers !


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Follow Up By: Phillipn - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 05:42

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 05:42
Plastic ute liners move, if you get sand,grit etc under them they scratch the paint . Then if it gets moisture under it ,you have rust.

I had a spray on Rhino liner put in the tub. It`s tough stuff as it is used on horse float floors. 4mm on the floor and tail gate, 2/3mm on the sides.
Looks very neat and tidy.

It costs a lot more than the plastic liner. The Mazda sales man recommended it to me.
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Follow Up By: Phillipn - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 05:47

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 05:47
I forgot to add, It`s non slip
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Reply By: GT Campers - Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 23:48

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 23:48
Maybe you should go and take a look at these products yourself and compare build quality etc to assist you in your purchase decision: for instance with the frontal protection bars, weld size/integrity, gauge of metal used in construction, umber of mounting points, inclusion of crushcans for energy absorbsion, ability to fit aerials etc etc
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 06:27

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 06:27
Carryboy also make a canopy for the B32P BT 50, they have an aerofoil spoiler do not know if it helps stop dust getting in but I will be inquiring for when I buy our new ute.
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Follow Up By: Member -Carl R (QLD) - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 06:50

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 06:50
Carryboy look very similar to the Caddy canopy,I believe they are made in Thailand
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