EGR Canopy issue

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EGR Canopy issue

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G'Day all, just thought I'd ask if anyone has had any issues with their canopies?
My left lift up window glass has begun to come out of the hinge… almost as if the glue has failed and every time I open it the gas strut wants to push it further out…
Think I'll get along to the nearest dealer and see if it'll be covered under warranty as it was dealer fitted.I'd get a pic but it's too tight in the garage atm...
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knoath wrote:G'Day all, just thought I'd ask if anyone has had any issues with their canopies?
My left lift up window glass has begun to come out of the hinge… almost as if the glue has failed and every time I open it the gas strut wants to push it further out…
Think I'll get along to the nearest dealer and see if it'll be covered under warranty as it was dealer fitted.I'd get a pic but it's too tight in the garage atm...
Just finished putting mine on today, I've noticed the lift up windows are very stiff to close, the gas struts are way too strong and it feels like your going to break something.
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knoath wrote:G'Day all, just thought I'd ask if anyone has had any issues with their canopies?
My left lift up window glass has begun to come out of the hinge… almost as if the glue has failed and every time I open it the gas strut wants to push it further out…
Think I'll get along to the nearest dealer and see if it'll be covered under warranty as it was dealer fitted.I'd get a pic but it's too tight in the garage atm...
My only problem was one of the fittings with the ball joint was not aligned and kept popping out. It was fixed simply by bending it CAREFULLY. My windows were stiff at first but losened up after a few openings.
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Danno wrote:Just finished putting mine on today, I've noticed the lift up windows are very stiff to close, the gas struts are way too strong and it feels like your going to break something.
Mine aren't like that, I think they are just right
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meggs wrote:
Danno wrote:Just finished putting mine on today, I've noticed the lift up windows are very stiff to close, the gas struts are way too strong and it feels like your going to break something.
Mine aren't like that, I think they are just right
Well they'll be the same cylinders as mine so you must have got the good ones.
Bob wrote:Thank god I had the SMM Steel Canopy installed :lol: :lol: :lol:
Why's that? do you think nothings ever going to go wrong with it? :lol: :lol:
No heavy arsed steel canopies with bloody vinyl on the roof for me :mrgreen:
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Danno wrote:
Bob wrote:Thank god I had the SMM Steel Canopy installed :lol: :lol: :lol:
Why's that? do you think nothings ever going to go wrong with it? :lol: :lol:
No heavy arsed steel canopies with bloody vinyl on the roof for me :mrgreen:
1. Silly me damaged my canopy within 24 hours of picking up the car - simple to fix by taking it to my local panel beater and now as good as new. :cry:

2. I googled the weight of the ERG Canopy and found mention of 70kg. The SMM Steel canopy weighs in at 85kg but come complete with roof bars that will support 100kg. Not additional internal frame is needed so even though if weighs 15kg more the others would weigh the same once the internal support frame is installed.

In addition it comes with central locking on the tailgate plus bloody vinyl on the roof and dome light :D

I have read many stories of various fibre glass/plastic canopies having troubles keeping water out but none from owners of steel canopies - Razorback or SMM.

Besides, it was my wife that insisted it would be a steel canopy :lol: :lol: and she paid for it :D
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There were a thousand reasons why I never bought a SMM canopy.
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meggs wrote:There were a thousand reasons why I never bought a SMM canopy.
Ditto.

I've heard stories of those steel canopies cracking too, leaks are easy to fix, and plastic or fiberglass would have just bounced back probably (I vaguely remember what happened Bob).

Nothing like a good steel v's plastic tiff, haven't had one for ages :mrgreen:
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Danno wrote:
meggs wrote:There were a thousand reasons why I never bought a SMM canopy.
Ditto.

I've heard stories of those steel canopies cracking too, leaks are easy to fix, and plastic or fiberglass would have just bounced back probably (I vaguely remember what happened Bob).

Nothing like a good steel v's plastic tiff, haven't had one for ages :mrgreen:
Maybe we should change this to a Ford v Holden argument - oh that's right, we all saw the light and brought an Isuzu :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Bob wrote:
Danno wrote:
meggs wrote:There were a thousand reasons why I never bought a SMM canopy.
Ditto.

I've heard stories of those steel canopies cracking too, leaks are easy to fix, and plastic or fiberglass would have just bounced back probably (I vaguely remember what happened Bob).

Nothing like a good steel v's plastic tiff, haven't had one for ages :mrgreen:
Maybe we should change this to a Ford v Holden argument - oh that's right, we all saw the light and brought an Isuzu :lol: :lol: :lol:
Not all of us, there's the odd Colorado owner skulking around on here...
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