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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by TrendSigns, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. TrendSigns

    TrendSigns New Member

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    Hi Guys n Girls,

    My virgin post.

    I'm very close to buying the new VF SV6 Storm ute....... Thinking of putting an Sandman Canopy on it as I need my tools and materials locked away.
    (VF Storm released April 2014)

    The reason I'm thinking the Holden ute, is I'm really over driving commercial vehicles that are horrible driving, noisy, poor handling, ugly cars with no options.
    I was not even considering the Holden until two weeks ago I had a quick look and couldn't believe how loaded the SV6 is. WOW!
    For the price its great value and the drive was amazing compared to my 2005 Rodeo and my 2012 Colorado dual cab.

    The Sandman canopy is very expensive at $5750 installed.... In Melbourne only.... I'm in Sydney.
    They will not ship the canopy anywhere so it must be installed by Amcat or one of their other names they go by.

    Has anyone here had the Sandman canopy installed on their ute?.... If so, have you had any issues with it?

    Thanks,
    Craig.
     
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    Sounds interesting, do you have any pics of the canopy?
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Good move on the switch to a real ute ;-)
     
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    Ian Johnston Active Member

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    Just had a look on their web site. I like:smoking:
     
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    Sandman Challenge Accepted

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    I found a couple of photos on the net..

    When I get mine I will put up some pics after I graphic wrap it.

    [​IMG]

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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    That quarter glass makes it look so dodgy because it's above the quarter glass of the car. Ruins the whole line.
     
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    Agree, these have always been about 85% there, the lines just aren't right for the VE/VF.
     
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    it would be much better without the quarter glass... But its the best available at the moment. I think the roof line could bell less bulky above the doors.
     
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    I have a carry boy on my VEII. Very happy with it, does not leak etc.
    Those panel van Canopies are all well and good, however in practice working out if them is a pain.
    No access from the sides or the front means you have to either drag every thing out, climb over stuff or have a draw system.
    Carry boy has two side windows and very easy to work out of.
     
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    I saw today VF GTS ute with Panelvan Canopy and i dont like it.
    This Centaur Sportsvan Body looks nice :D
    But i'm not a fan of canopy as you are limited with space high.
     
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    VF GTS ute? Sure it wasn't a Maloo?
     
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    I mean Maloo. lol
     
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    I should add, you can't see jack sh#t out of the panel vans. Carry boy have glass side windows, vision is limited but better than nothing.
     
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    Well last week I was looking at one of these panel canopies on a VE SV6.

    It looked a million bucks, so I am pretty sure I'll get one when I get my new ute.

    This guy had taken out the rear window so he could reach into the back and he had a stereo system in the back of it with a large subwoofer.

    I want one as I will be towing my poptop caravan and I can stow a lot of stuff in it like table, chairs, flooring and annex. Getting those things out from the rear bwill be no problem and it can be locked.

    My present tow vehicle is an XR8. I am waiting until October to see what the new Falcon is like but my underfstanding is that there will be very little difference. I like the Falcon ute as the leaf springs are good for towing up to 2300kgs whereas the Commodore can only tow 1600kgs. My poptop weighs about 12-1300kgs.

    The Commodore looks much better interior wise and it has an anti sway feature.

    I'm sure youse blokes will like a picture of my rig...

    [​IMG]

    The sign says "no through road" - bloody satnav!
     
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    Does the stripe improve the look?

    [​IMG]
     
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    markalan1two Smile and wave boys !!!!

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    yeah but it still needs the classic sticker" if its a rockin don't come knockin!!":rockon:
     

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