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Offline rover2a1969@gmail.com

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Red Earth Valley Canvas
« on: July 10, 2022, 05:29:25 PM »
Does anyone know what happened to this guy?  I got a canopy for a 109 Series IIa from him a little while back but he seems to have just disappeared.

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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2022, 05:29:39 AM »
I've been trying to find him as well but no luck, old face book link is also no good ( https://www.facebook.com/landroverhoodsredearthvalley).
Do you know if King Canvas ( https://kingcanvas.com.au/ ) make series canvas?
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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2022, 09:38:38 AM »
He had some bad reviews on Facebook recently.

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=red%20earth%20valley
« Last Edit: July 17, 2022, 09:42:33 AM by Chazza »
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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2022, 06:05:50 PM »
Cheers Chas’s

Is there anyone else who can makes Series 2a canvas to Aus Military spec?
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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2022, 09:43:45 AM »
Try this chap;
Please don't ask for information re canopies here on the forum. I don't come here very often. Email me. allen@wilderness-agencies.com.au

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I did a search of old posts, so Allen may not be around anymore. I bought a 109" GS canopy from him but I have never fitted it, so I can't vouch for the quality.

Original post here; https://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=389.msg9944#msg9944

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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2022, 10:37:31 AM »
Mick sent a 2a shorty canvas to Robco as a template. Not sure how that project is progressing
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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2022, 09:53:05 AM »
Progressing slowly Boxy!

I sent them an original 109 canvas as well for them to use as a template.

They made one up but unfortunately there were a few issues.

So they have agreed to remake it.

The major problem was that the canopy was too short for the vehicle by about 100 mm.

And we weren’t really happy with their use of plastic Perentie style buckles for the webbing straps. They also used tan webbing and binding instead of the correct green colour.

It turns out that the black brass buckles as used on the originals are hard to find these days. ( If anyone has any source of these, let me know!)

However we might be onto a quantity of them which we will hopefully supply to Robco.

They seem keen to get it correct, obviously we really want the canopies to be as close as possible to the originals.

I was very impressed with the quality of the canvas, hopefully they can work with Mick and myself and we can get a fairly authentic canopy, which will be terrific now that Restless Rover has retired.

Obviously not just for our 2 vehicles, it will be great to see them available for everyone who is chasing one.

I’ll keep this updated, we are currently waiting on a possible source of the buckles to get back to us.

Cheers,

Mike.


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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2023, 04:38:09 PM »
Red Earth Valley Canvas owner has been charged with 10 offences with failing to supply after taking peoples money, he only supplied canvas top which was of poor quality he is or should be out of business if QLD law has anything to do with Mr Moorcroft. Steer wheel clear!


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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2023, 05:06:16 PM »
Mr Carey of Red Earth Valley Canvas has been found guilty by QLD Office of Fair Trading in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court 3 Feb 2023, for 10 counts of wrongly accepting payments from consumers to manufacture and supply Land Rover hoods and canvas then failing to supply. Mr Carey made numerous false claims and he only supplied one order, however the supplied goods were found to be of poor quality and not fit for purpose. He was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $14,000 compensation. Makes your blood boil these shonks.

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Re: Red Earth Valley Canvas
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2023, 10:27:46 AM »
Hopefully the customers will get their money back; court orders are often not complied with.
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