Ute Canopy Hoops and Bows

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  1. pof

    pof Member

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    Another option is to put a slide into it - like a bike seat pole with quick release level - but inconvenient and also need to consider slack on the canvas - but it is an option if you want adjustable arrangement.
     
  2. OSF

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    That's actually not a bad idea. Esp. if you want to ride with them high, but just need to drop them to get into tight car parks or a standard/low garage. Height of the roof racks then might be an issue, but I think they might just squeeze under 2.2m which covers most shopping centres (well the ones around me anyway).

    Good thinking!
     
  3. vwkj87

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    Is anyone else thinking of getting some?
     
  4. pof

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    I got my hoops, bows and slats from Kevin at B&M Classics in Melbourne - he imports containers full of V W gear from BBT - https://www.bbt4vw.com/en/info/about.html

    Kevin can be contacted at:
    info@bmclassicsaustralia.com.au
    Or Mobile ‭0434 271 667‬
    He bundles up orders until he can fill a container and then places the order so it can take a while.

    I’ll post a picture of hoops and bows. They came ready to install without the need to weld. Price in AUD $1480 hoops and bows and $350 for wood slat kit.

    For canopy and a tonneau - I’ve got mine in order with Tom Buese - all in just short of US$3900. Canopy I went for in Sunbrella fabric with leather strapping/trim and an awning. Same fabric for tonneau. I’ll post pix when they arrive.

    I found both Kevin and Tom very good to deal with.
     
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  5. pof

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    Here's some drawings of hoops with measurements that you might find useful for measurements etc
     

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  6. pof

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    Here's the picture of the hoops and bows - still in the wrapper though
     

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  7. vwkj87

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    I've been talking to Jacek. Let me know if anyone else wants a set, he can do a better price if more people are interested.
     
  8. pof

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    Has any got any tips with this? - canopy and tonneau arrived from Tom Buese in USA - package held up in customs - they want c.$850 tariff and GST paid - I had understood that there was an exemption for reproduction for vehicles more than 30 years old - has anyone been through this process with customs before?
     
  9. David H

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    Anything over $1k now cops GST. As for tarriffs between trading partners (South Pacific agreement) has me done???
    Cheers & Best of Luck.
     
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  10. Wayne murray

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    I take it the figure on invoice was placed over the $1000 dollar mark which will include the 10% GST plus customs and tariffs which depends what item class it is in normally 5% more.
    When I got from Bus ware the figure was place under the $1000 dollar mark and didn't pay anything.
     
  11. OSF

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    Yep. You got to be careful bringing anything in from overseas. Need ensure the seller documents the 'correct' ;) price on the paperwork.

    If it's any consulation ... I learn't the hard way as well, when I brought my gates in.
     
  12. pof

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    Been back an forward with Customs over past week - I'm on the hook for GST and $90 admin fee, but was granted a tariff exemption under US/Aust Freetrade agreement - needed to provide Certificate of Origin from supplier together with the Declaration Form - this saved 5% tariff charge. Was a bit of a process but got there eventually
     
  13. Wayne murray

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    Sounds like good news:)
     
  14. Hackenpusher

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    I have a guy here in Bathurst who said he was going to make hoops based on mine... I don't know what the cost is as we were only discussing it on Monday...The canopy is only on for camping as it gets very windy where I live.... I will be camping in it this weekend for the surf festival .. Come over & say hi & have a look
     
  15. Grantus

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    Pop over to the “New Members” section here, and start a thread to say “Hi”, so other members here can also welcome you to KC...;)
     
  16. vwkj87

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    The set from Jacek is under $1000 anyway , especially if more people want a set.
     
  17. vwkj87

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    I'm finally ordering a set from Jacek. What timber are people using for the slats?
     
  18. vwkj87

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    Has anybody used tassie oak for the timber? And if not, what are people using?
     
  19. Wayne murray

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    I will be using (American 0r European) Ash. Which is original timber used.
     
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  20. vwkj87

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    Is that easy to find? Tassie Oak also goes by Victorian Ash.
     

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