Load bars for canopy

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Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:19 pm

Evening all,

I'm wanting to install load bars onto my aluminium canopy.
I have all the feet but was wondering where the best place is to get aluminium extrusion for the slats?

is it cheaper and easier to purchase the slats I've seen advertised at front runner?

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Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:19 am

Anything is cheaper than Front Runner :mrgreen:

I think if you are willing to do the leg work you will find something.

You can try the type of businesses that do the light duty conveyor systems like in food plants etc or one of their suppliers, but it might not be necessarily cheaper by much.

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Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:25 am

Bullit, Phone Neil the fart from 4x4 direct in Boksburg as i recall him mentioning that they have there own extrusion done for some of their stock, he might be able to supply you or at least tell you where to go. And when done remember to post the pics
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:36 am

Do you just want bars? Get 2 lengths of 50mmx25mm rectangular aluminium tubing.
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:31 am

So this is kinda what I'm looking for.

I thought about using tubing, but strength wise and bolting items into hem could be an issue.

I have searched high and low. Maybe I need to go higher and lower.
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:15 pm

Try Non-Ferrous Metals, they make a variety of alu extrusions
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:51 pm

see my previous post did not load ...


4x4Direct has what you are looking for, complete with rubber lining at the bottom, slider at the top, ...

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