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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

and here is the tonneau cover

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heavy-Duty-PVC-Tonneau-...SwFvZboDMB
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

I did find a suplier in England making new canopies for the t3 Doka

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Heavy-Duty-PVC-Cover-as-o...1438.l2649

and here is a listing for the frame as well:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Strict-reproduction-met...Sw5YlcRkF4

no affiliation just something I found
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

We, at VW Upfitters, produce a nice rack for these trucks. It's intended to mount a platform tent and other camping supplies. It fits without any drilling or modification to the bed or the gates.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

I too would love to find a solution for my bed... have been giving thought to buying some heavy waterproof tarp fabric and sewing up a homemade tonneau.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

Ditto what SSWesty says - CPVC will be way to flimsy, I doubt it’s hold up at 30mph with canvas on it. Lots of folk use 1/2” & 3/4 PVC pipe for little garden greenhouses because it’s so flexible. A bit stronger then CPVC, but still not enough I’d think.

EMT metal conduit would be the cheapest strongest option, just trickier to find things like crosses and tees that fit (PVC, galvanized, copper?). Would have to browse a good hardware store for a bit.

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canopy's are to easy to be slashed by thieves and prone to weather damage. save your coin and opt for something like this! If someone ever figures this out on this side of the pond, or finds a way to tag into someones shipping container. this would be the winner!

https://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=120400 Twisted Evil


I think those thieves are going to looking to take that pretty red doka underneath it! Very Happy

Would love to get my hands on one of those aluminum jobs!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

canopy's are to easy to be slashed by thieves and prone to weather damage. save your coin and opt for something like this! If someone ever figures this out on this side of the pond, or finds a way to tag into someones shipping container. this would be the winner!

https://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=120400 Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

You may also want to explore options with EMT conduit, it's affordable and I think you can rent a conduit bender pretty cheap. Since it's metal you'll have plenty of options for attachments, drill a hole and add a bolt. Seems like 3/4" would work pretty nice, maybe 1". Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanted: Information on Doka Canopy Suppliers Reply with quote

Has anyone tried to build a frame out of Black CPVC?

I need a cover, but I can't do $2000 right now.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VwDubber wrote:


Who's Mr BZ.. Come on give up the info and share Laughing
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Aw... come on. You can't be THAT lazy. Read the thread you are highjacking. Just scroll up and you will have the information you need. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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VwDubber wrote:
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Does anyone make a Doka cover that could just cover the Bed while the Sides are up?

Think they might be called a "Taunna Cover" <= spelling?

Guess it wouldn't be too tuff for a Boat Canvas maker, just thought I'd check to see if one was offered, or packaged?
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"tonneau" cover.

I'm sure Mr. BZ can make it as the originals used the same rectangular buckle holes as the canopy he is making now.


Who's Mr BZ.. Come on give up the info and share Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VwDubber wrote:
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Does anyone make a Doka cover that could just cover the Bed while the Sides are up?

Think they might be called a "Taunna Cover" <= spelling?

Guess it wouldn't be too tuff for a Boat Canvas maker, just thought I'd check to see if one was offered, or packaged?
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"tonneau" cover.

I'm sure Mr. BZ can make it as the originals used the same rectangular buckle holes as the canopy he is making now.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone make a Doka cover that could just cover the Bed while the Sides are up?

Think they might be called a "Taunna Cover" <= spelling?

Guess it wouldn't be too tuff for a Boat Canvas maker, just thought I'd check to see if one was offered, or packaged?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmdiesel wrote:
Bman can you tell me more about this vinyl conditioner that you used? Brand? Supplier? Thanks,
Gregg


mmmdiesel, sorry I just saw your post. To restore the shine and condition to the stock tilt I used a product called "Black Again" that I got from my local FLAPS store. I've used it to shine the plastic on my dash, mirrors and rubber seals. Of course I have to apply it at least 2-3X a year to keep the shine. For the tilt it seems to last a few months. I tend to use my tilt only during the summer months May-October (winter here is high winds and rain) and I applied it at least twice during that time it is UV activated. Until I know better I'm satified with this product.

http://www.superiorcarcare.net/blackagain1.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "Phoenix" was based on a VW bus and not a bug.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following this thread with interest!

If i had unlimited time on my hands, i'd fool around with this:

A bug-based DIY design from the 70s. The back half looks like a Nato shell crossed with a popup camper

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More here: http://www.rqriley.com/phx.html
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

canvas guy wrote:
I am coming out to Sacramento in the next month or 2 to pick up a syncro doka from Jeff-if I time the visit right, might make Syncro Fest, if not, then at least I will be in the state.


Which one are you getting? I saw three there a couple of weeks ago. I know the green 16" is going to Alaska. There was Marsala(?) Red and and white one. Can recall but possibly a blue one there too. I'm 2 hours south west of Jeff. Might get a chance to drop it by there or see you at SF. The thing is I am only likely going to SF for one day. Typically Thursday only.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am coming out to Sacramento in the next month or 2 to pick up a syncro doka from Jeff-if I time the visit right, might make Syncro Fest, if not, then at least I will be in the state.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still working on final pricing & what it includes, such as canopy w/ or w/o gutter bar, hoops & gutter bar or just hoops, break down or 1 piece hoops, etc.
Stay tuned.
Bent, send moi dimensions of Swedish Bikini Team hoops & we will start planning on making those-should be easier than German, but I agree on the subing the bungees out.

Send cash in small denominations to [email protected] or just Paypal, checks!


Are you going to any VW events in my part of the country? I can loan you a complete tilt including rubberized canvas.
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Still working on final pricing & what it includes, such as canopy w/ or w/o gutter bar, hoops & gutter bar or just hoops, break down or 1 piece hoops, etc.
Stay tuned.
Bent, send moi dimensions of Swedish Bikini Team hoops & we will start planning on making those-should be easier than German, but I agree on the subing the bungees out.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xavior12 wrote:
Wow! Just Wow! I love what you've done to recreate the Tilt top.

Question. Can a Swedish style headache bar be used to secure the sides of the tent behind the cab instead of the vertical channel pieces you use?

When can I send money for my new Tilt Top?!


Don't know if Tom is going to make a Swedish tilt. But to throw my 2 cents in there, my Swedish tilt just goes over the headache rack. The headache racks seem to differ slightly from the once used with with the Vindic canopy in that there are square tubing receivers welded to the ones used with tilts. The tilt that I have does come with two extra "legs" so they can be used without the headache rack. It all appears stock. The only reason I am not 100% sure is because I recently saw a Swedish tilt which had been modified to have an roof rack of sorts. The corner posts were extended through the roof corners and rack attach on top. I don't think this arrangement was stock because it effectively loses water intrusion integrity at those corners. However, they are so well done that the rack looks like it came from the factory that way.

That said, my wish list is to get a tilt canvas for my Swedish tilt which secure like the German canvas instead of having all those giant rubber bands securing the sides and rear flaps.
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