DIY Revo Canopy

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Birra
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Good day Guys,

Ever since I took ownership of my 2018 Toyota Hilux 2.4GD-6 D/C 4x4 A/T, I wanted to get a canopy but the funds didn't allow for that then....

Most of the canopies that are available on the market today have a lot to offer but didn't tick the right boxes for me. Either pricing, finish or design has kept me from committing to buy one.

A friend of mine did his own for his Hilux Vigo and that convinced me to go the same way. After A LOT of thinking and concept studies I was willing to give the design a go.



Firstly it started off with some CAD... (Cardboard Aided Design)...

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Followed by some proper CAD by means of Autodesk Inventor...

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Fortunately my line of work puts me in contact with sheet metal fabricators and I have enlisted their help.

The frame is made from Mild Steel. Laser cut and CNC bent. Doors will be made from Mild steel frame and clad in Aluminium sheet. The roof will also be Aluminium sheet. The finish will be done with Raptor Coat as I think it will give it a unique finish. Best of all the product can be tinted to any desired colour. Will be a two tone finish to match the existing colours on my Hilux.


The first test fit...

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Its home to finish off the remainder of the work.

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You will see some similarities of some of the models available on the market today but most of it's pure coincidence as I just wanted a shape to follow the lines and contours that the Revo has.

I hope to have it complete before December.... Lots of late nights await.
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Mud Dog
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Welcome Birra! :thumbup:

Your project is looking very good and neatly done so far. :thumbup: Keep us posted. :winkx:
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Birra
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Thanks Mud Dog,

Looking forward to be part of the forum.
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dalkill
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:thumbup:
thanks Birra

I've been looking for a guide like this.

Good luck with the project. Can't wait to see the result.
2007 d4d 3.0 D/C 4x4 (Mar 2016 - current) (Buraaq V)
2003 Isuzu KB300 tdi LX D/C 4x4 (May 2015 - Feb 2016) aka Buraaq IV
2000 hilux DC 2.7 4x4 (Jul 2011 - Sep 2012) aka Buraaq III
1999 RXI 20v (Nov 2009 - Jul 2011) aka Quicksilver
1990 hilux DC 2.2 4x4 (Jun 2008 - Jul 2011) aka Buraaq II
1997 corolla 160i GLE (Feb 2007 - Sep 2009) aka Green Goblin
1990 GLI twincam (still my fav rolla) (Oct 2005 - Mar 2007) aka Wit Blitz
Golf GTI 2.0 (temp insanity for 2months) (Jun 2005 - Aug 2005) aka A mistake
1993 hilux SC 2.2 4x4 (April 2003 - Sept 2005) aka Buraaq

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pietpetoors
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That is nice, will look very professional.
Good luck
When you get to the hinges, locks and rubbers, you can find them at
https://4x4direct.co.za/498-canopy-and-trailer-hardware
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Birra
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Thanks pietpetoors,

I was going to give Neil at Boksburg a visit anyway.
Birra
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Hi guys,

Been a while since my last update... I have been in Namibia from 18 November to 22 December for work. I came back, finished the canopy just in time to go to Tsitsikama in the Eastern Cape. Had a awesome holiday and returned home on 4 Jan and left to Namibia again the 5th.

Anyway here are some pictures of the completed canopy. Still need to do the Roof rack, but that will be later this year...
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pietpetoors
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WOW, looks awesome, very professional
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Awesome job and looks really smart! Congrats on a job well done! :thumbup: :thumbup:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!
Birra
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Thanks guys, i really appreciate your comments.

I must admit, it came out better than I could have imagined.
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