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Thread: Holden Colorado 2.8 half height Canopy build

  1. #41
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    Default Rack mounted

    Got the rack mounted up over the weekend.

    Used some suspension sway bar bushings to space the rack up about 20mm over the canopy

    My truck is finally back to its role of mountain bike support and transport!

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  2. #42
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    Hi All

    Finally got some new suspension fitted to the truck. Ended up going with Bilstein B6 offroad shocks, king springs front and EFS leafs in the rear. Truck came up around 2 inches. Not a huge lift but enough to stop the belly scraping so often. Also means that I did not have to go to the extent of new UCA's or a diff drop. Rear of the truck is performing much better now. The front is better but a little harsher than what I would like over low speed square edged bumps. Not sure what to do about that.

    My munchkins seems to like the extra height, they have just been out learning some early slab rock climbing skills and are quite happy with themselves

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    Also had a little time to work on the kitchen, certainly not finished yet but it is coming together.

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    Have a top week all.

  3. #43
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    Turned out great. Nice work on the canopy and the lift.
    1999 Jeep TJ - Trail Rig
    2011 JK Unlimited
    2014 Ram 1500

  4. #44
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    Cheers bdp1978 much appreciated!

    Hoping to start building some fold able ladder racks to sit on the rack this weekend so that I can carry longer objects easily. Currently tossing up a RTT for it as well.

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    Unfortunately didn't get around to the ladder racks this weekend, however managed a little time to varnish up the tail gate kitchen and begin packing it with goodies to keep the tummy etc happy!

    I'm pretty pleased with how this the kitchen has turned out and I am very keen for the first longer proper trip that is coming up. The shorter little trips have shown that the functionality is close to what I was hoping for.

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    Cheers All

  6. #46
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    Got the electrical system bones in on the weekend. Decided to setup the second system as redundant from the vehicle electrics for peace of mind. Consists of 100 amp hour battery and a 110 watt solar panel. Very happy to now be able to use my onboard compressor, just need to wire in the canopy lighting and accessories charging now. That and some neatening up of my current wiring mess....

    Solar panel on, leaving room for bikes either side.
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    battery in nice and low but still reasonably accessible
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    Voltage regulator and fuse panel located in the compressor cabinet
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    Off for more testing.... this coming weekend!

  7. #47
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    Thats a really slick looking set-up Hagar. Nice craftmanship. Cheers, Chilli..

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    Hi Chilli

    Cheers!

    Still I think 'craftsmanship' may be a little far fetched for my hack together job, still certainly appreciate the sentiment!

    Hagar

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    Had a great weekend away

    Hit up some great beaches at Myall Lakes. Pristine deserted beach, score! Also saw a pod of 20+ dolphins surfing through the waves not 20 metres away from us. Amazing creatures.

    Lonely truck
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    Amazing white sand beach
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    Continue to be very happy with the truck setup as is. The kitchen and food storage has been excellent. The only thing that is on the wish list is a fridge!

    Have a top week all

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    Wow beautiful pics Hagar. Looks like you had fun. Cheers, Chilli..

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