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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Hi Grant, I wouldn't say it's unique, AAV use this design for all of their ute and camper builds which is why I went down this path. Kyms done extensive miles around the world with this deisgn and the maths worked in my calcs for the loads with a healthy margin. I had looked extensively at the...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Hi Dave, I ordered it online as a kit and it showed up really quickly, the shiping was very reasonable as well. I have got DIY caravans to quote the roof panel and its pretty expensive for the size ($1000 approx). However I have just purchased a camper kit that someone had purchased and never...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Hi Dave, Your build thread was a good bit of motivation for mine as well! Yeah I went with the DIY caravans extrusion, it's pretty good deal for what you get I reckon. The only issue in my setup will be the slight reduction in internal space. The DIY caravans setup does come in on each side a...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Hi Grant, I just bolted it straight down, I did think of a spacer/Teflon as you mentioned but didn’t think it necessary. The majority of trays I looked at didn’t have anything between the rails and alloy. I’m also pretty confident that the movement in the subframe will not cause adverse stress...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    They look great! thanks for the pics, that's good inspiration to build them!
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Slow progress this week, moving house and living near a hot spot suburb of Melbourne has really thrown a spanner in the works. Managed to get up today and put the canopy doors back on... and I removed the combing rails to have them cut down to size a bit. The rails along the edge of the tray...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    It’s been a busy day! Have finished fitting the tray and the tail lights, I’m going to head to a truck wrecker tomorrow and rustle up some mud guards as well. Started to see how the under tray tool boxes will look as well. They’re off a ute and they look ridiculously skinny on the truck...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Hi Ultimark, thanks for the message. Yeah I think with the canopy it should be fine, it gets more confusing as it’ll be going through as 4495kg. I’ve seen a few LV utes without them in the past but they may have been removed after rego. Will see how it goes when I take it back for the inspection.
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Almost got the tray bolted down and should have it complete by tomorrow I reckon. Need to cut the combing rails to length and bolt them on as well. The front chassis mounted diesel tank is in now as well! I’m Going to cut the roof out of the canopy tomorrow night after work and weld in...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Awesome Spanna, I think that’s going to be the go for mine as well. Did you make them out of alloy or steel? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    So a question for people.... which pop top mechanism to use? It’s the one area I haven’t been able to finalise as yet as there’s a not a lot of info around the options I’ve been able to find. My previous camper had three scissor lifters which lifted it up great, but were a pain to lower due to...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    While moving the canopy around the glue let go in a few spots on the longitudinal supports unfortunately. Ended up tacking them down during welding as well. It’s made the box very rigid, which gives me a considerable amount of confidence that cutting the roof out is going to work! In the...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Did a bit of work today on the upright strengthening arms for the canopy. I’ll show in the new few pics the need for them on the uprights! The farmer I bought the canopy off removed the whole unit with a sling through the middle and lifted off with a front end loader attachment on a tractor...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    G'day Headley, To be honest I've never been a big fan of winches at the best of times, letalone the behemoths that end up on these things! From my experience touring, the few times I've needed a winch there wasn't anything to secure to, or I'd blown the solenoid! If I were to fit one on this...
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    New Build - FG637 Dual Cab + Slide on

    Yep springs from AAV, 4 tonne extrusions from action alloy in qld and tanks from eBay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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