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Hey all!
Been a while between posts, good to see the community still strong and super helpful!
Ive had this idea since I bought my rig but went a different setup on the tray, however Im now contemplating a new tray setup so heres the question.

I noticed on Grahm from 4wd24/7's troll he has the cabin joined to the canopy with some sort of rubber bellow.
I know this is reasonably common in larger truck camper setups and 4x4 tour busses.
Ive been digging around the internet but I cant figure out what to search for to find info on this sort of setup.

Does anyone know where I should start looking for products that can facilitate a join between my rear wall window and the canopy on the tray?
This would be super helpful for our little dachshund to have a travel spot thats not on this missus lap but still be "in the cabin" with us.

if anyone has this sort of setup please end photo too! I'd love to see it more in detail.
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I don't know what they are called, but I do know of what you speak.
Father had a F100 styleside canopy setup that way. Remember as a kid hopping from the front into the back when away on trips. (bench seat bolted in the tray for us kids. We did have seatbelts :rolleyes: the good old days)
Was like a heavy shade sail material with a weatherseal either side. Used to freak out getting my fingers squished as the body flexed.

Would think contacting a fiberglass canopy mob would get the best results maybe.
 

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Ah that sounds like a great way to get the kids around!
haha yeah everyone ive spoken to in person knows what im talking about but has no idea what the proper terminology would be for it:LOL:
Contacting a tray/canopy/truckbody fabricator like dmw or mitsalloy was going to be my next step, hadn't thought of fibreglass canopy people though so will investigate that too if theres no other ideas from the crowd here :D
 

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Back in the good old days in SAF (not sure if it is still the case), pretty much all the bakkies (utes) had a sliding rear window in the cab and then another one in the canopy (if you had a canopy fitted). Not a “sealed hatch” by any means, but perfectly fine for reaching into the canopy from the cab or for a doggie to sit in the back.
 

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Yes swapping out the rear window for a sliding one was on the cards for this project too, has anyone had experience with this in patrols?
I've just found this website which seems to stock exactly what i'm talking about: Truck Camper Pass Through

Now the question is are there any Australian suppliers of this stuff?
 

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Try All Terrain Warriors. They build mine spec buses from Isuzu and Mitsubishi medium rigid trucks (used to use them when I was in the gas fields). My mate has one converted into an off-road tourer and it has a pass through such as you are describing.
 

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Thanks for that suggestion, I might give them a call when i'm closer to starting this new build :D

In the meantime I found UES stock this stuff:
and have also found it at this mobs store too:

Still keen to hear from anyone who has done this to their patrol or any ute specifically into an alli canopy on a tray setup, and gain any insight into the process and any negative affects it may have (crazy road noise etc?)
 
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