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How to Choose the Right Ute Canopy

Choosing the right ute canopy can be a bit of a task, especially with the range of options available out there. However, if you're looking for a canopy that both looks good and is functional, Precision has got you covered. Let us guide you through the process of selecting the perfect ute canopy, keeping in mind the quality and features that matter most.

Design and Function:

A canopy should not only be functional but also complement the look of your vehicle. Our canopies are fully CAD designed & drafted, ensuring a precise fit for your tray. Additionally, with a choice of sizes, as well as powder coat and paint options, you can seamlessly integrate the canopy into your vehicle build.

Material and Construction:

The first thing to consider when selecting your ute canopy is the base material, generally it’s a choice of steel vs aluminium, of which (for us at least) ali was a no brainer! Precision makes canopies out of a combination of folded aluminium sheet, SHS and our own aluminium extrusion, which strikes the perfect balance between weight, structural integrity and durability. This ensures that your canopy can withstand the test of time without adding unnecessary weight to your vehicle. We offer canopies in various sizes to fit in with our tray bases so that you can choose the system that works for your needs.  

Canopy Size:

We offer canopies in various sizes to fit in with our tray bases so that you can choose the system that works for your needs. If you travel light (or tow a trailer, camper or caravan) one of our 1000mm or 1400mm canopies mounted to our tray base may be the go for you. Need more space for all your gear? No problem we’ve got that sorted too, one of our 1700mm lift off, or even a full time (chassis mount) canopy may be part of the system that works best for you.  

Internal and External Accessories:

Depending on what you’re setting your vehicle up for, you might want additional features inside and outside the canopy. Precision offers a range of modular internal accessories such as draw systems, tables, and shelves for storage of all your gear. Our 12v power management packages are selected to give you the option of simply and reliably charging power tools all the way through to going completely off grid. With Bushman Upright Fridges or Clearview drop slides (just let us know what size fridge you intend to use) your food & bevies will be nice and cold, as well as laser cut surrounds/dividers to keep everything clear and organized. On the outside, you can go for jerry can holders, spare tyre holders, and roof racks, ensuring you have everything you need for work and play. 

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As briefly mentioned before, for those who require a more permanent solution, our full-time (chassis mounted) canopy offers all-aluminium construction and provides a huge amount of space to work with. These can be optioned up with profiled aluminium mud guards, rear toolboxes and an abundance of other features. Precision canopies are versatile and can be customized with options such as internal tie-down points, shelves, draws, LED Lighting, central locking and rear doors. We’ve found over the years that if you don’t need open tray space or are going to keep a large canopy on the vehicle most of the time, a fulltime canopy is the way to go. This saves you some weight off your GVM, has massive storage available and looks great too. 

Local Manufacturing and Support:

One of the standout features of Precision Sheet Metal Solutions is our commitment to local manufacturing. We are proudly South Australian owned and operated, employing local South Australians and supporting many other local SA businesses throughout our supply chain. All our main products are manufactured in-house, at our state-of-the-art facility located in Beverley, South Australia. This not only ensures quality control but also provides a boost to the local economy. Something we take a lot of pride from!

Choosing the right canopy for your ute is crucial for both functionality and aesthetics. With Precision Sheet Metal Solutions, you're not just getting a product; you're investing in quality, durability, and local craftsmanship. Whether you're looking for a canopy for work, play, or both, we have the perfect solution tailored to your needs.

Remember, a good canopy is not just about protection; it's about enhancing the utility of your vehicle. So, make the right choice and equip your ute with a canopy that stands out in terms of quality, design, and functionality.

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