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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:55 pm 
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More info required if anyone can help, I want to keep everything as near to original as possible,so what type/quality of material are used on the original hoods. I have been checking on the internet but I cant find any conclusive answers. I have seen waxed cotton duck webbing ??? but this comes in different weights , was the hood material thicker than the door covers? I am sure I will have other questions but in the meantime any info would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:53 pm 
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I have recently received some black canvas from a manufacturer in the UK, I have also purchased some plastic for the windows. I am slowly gathering information to have a Lwb tilt made. A big thank you to Julian, Constantine and Dale at Haflinger Technik for the photos. I have spoken to a local canvas maker who will make the cover when I am ready, he said he would first make a template from different material. so he can reproduce the main one as near to original from all the photos I will be supplying and also I will have a template if any others are needed.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:14 am 
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Making a template that others can use too would be a huge asset; it always strikes me as crazy that everyone seems to have to re-invent the wheel when making a new canvas ...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:06 pm 
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This site makes a nice central place to put such information....

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:51 am 
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I have started making straps for the canvas, the short canvas straps are to secure the canvas above the windscreen, the rivets are only fitted temporarily till the canvas is made .
can anyone advise what length the straps are that hold the canvas to the vertical framework behind the front seats, so I can replicate them.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Very nice work!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:52 am 
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Dave not to want to put a dampener on your great work - but I see you sourced your canvas from the UK. Just be aware that UK canvas is not as UV stable as our local product and will break down in our sun in a few years. So when not being used make sure you keep it well covered and out of the sun.

I have this problem with my LR FC101 - my first canopy only lasted 5 years and was kept under a caravan cover. Unfortunately I need to use the genuine item as they are not made locally but I now take precautions.

So just be aware of that and take the relevant precautions - also of course you will have mould issues in the rainy season compounding the problem.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:59 am 
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Hi Garry,
I tried to source similar canvas in Oz but nobody wanted to help. When I contacted the manufacturing company in the Uk, they advised it was the same material that they supplied to Land Rover for their vehicles. as they say time will tell. lt is parked in my shed most of the time out of the sun but I will also cover it with a sheet to protect it from the sun and geckos, as you probably know the geckos crap everywhere.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:39 am 
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Yes I know what you mean about the lack of assistance by local suppliers, yet they are the first to complain that no one buys local.

Some pointers are here http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic= ... 92#msg1092 - you can read the text but not see the pics without registering etc. The text covers it pretty well. The pool noodles are a neat trick that I did not use - movement of the cover on the canvas does wear it and the noodles keep the cover off the canvas so the geckos can still get between and still crap on your canvas.

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