Finally got (and installed) a Ute Box on Trident 4.3

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xtreamz
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:24 pm

Jut been working on putting a Ute Box in the yak.

Special thanks to Straydog for giving up his old one! As well as a post from a year or two back. Also to Hainesy for his post a while back as well and some advice. With all the info and pics these guys shared, I was off to the shops to get a few supplies and then the work began.

Will still hopefully add a few things - Maybe mount the knife somewhere and also the pliers (us welly folks needs those a lot this time of year when the sharky's come in). But for now i'm happy with what i've done..
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:55 pm

Nice one looking good :y:

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Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:16 pm

Nice setup...and nice mods ! :y:
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:26 pm

The final touches, a ute box, for a top yak. Well done. Enjoy .. :y:

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Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:44 am

Nice work.
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Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:51 am

Very cool :y:
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:42 pm

Looking good.

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Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:31 am

Great install job, would love to have my work look that tidy and well thought out!

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Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:54 pm

That looks really cool, nice work
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:38 am

Are these still available? Keen to upgrade that darn flip lid.
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:43 pm

Unfortunately not.... You might be lucky and pick up a second hand unit

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:23 am

Hainesy wrote:Unfortunately not.... You might be lucky and pick up a second hand unit
Thx Hainesy thats a massive pity, whats the reason such a popular product stopped?
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Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:28 am

Kiwi K wrote:
Hainesy wrote:Unfortunately not.... You might be lucky and pick up a second hand unit
Thx Hainesy thats a massive pity, whats the reason such a popular product stopped?
Unfortunately it wasn't popular enough... :(
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Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:11 am

Mental wrote:
Kiwi K wrote:
Hainesy wrote:Unfortunately not.... You might be lucky and pick up a second hand unit
Thx Hainesy thats a massive pity, whats the reason such a popular product stopped?
Unfortunately it wasn't popular enough... :(
Damn..trying to find a replacement for the current lid (or even where to purchase one) as its seen better days. Not too keen on the skinny new lids.
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Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:17 am

Maybe if I can get the dimensions i can make one in 3d and get AUT to print the components for me. Alternately if someone is feeling bored or generous they could do some photogrametry (or just take a crap load of photos for me of their current UTE Box and Ill convert that to 3D. :rock: )

For those that are interested in the technology we use it all the time to cheat in the film industry. Here's the link, may prove useful to some of you.

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Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:56 am

I'm after one as well please
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Wed May 17, 2017 2:17 pm

So after a almost a year of loving the Ute box, I have a made a couple more adjustments on the trident 4.3 over this time.

After trying to find any 4.3 modifications in regards to more rear rod holders, I couldn't find anything so thought posting my results here may help someone else looking for ideas in future.

Firstly a couple other mentions though, a couple PVC pipes at the front were added about 12 months ago, enabling me to lay my rods down when coming in via surf (this was done for the Taranaki Classic). Simply used bungy cord in the hole on the side, up to and out of the top hole, across the outer of the pipe, back in a hole then out the opposite side (this meant to bungy wasn't going straight though the inner center of the pipe when poking rod tips through)
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The rudder was also a little hard to pull up/down - Saw this mentioned by something with a 4.7 too who modified his rudder with extra metal bits etc. I found this to work absolutely fine:

Removed rudder ropes from the standard guides, and fed them through a cable tie:
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I also modified a Starport by simply drilling a hole in the center, and screwing it to the flag-mount mold behind the seat. This was so I can use my railblaza pole for multi uses - Flag, NaviLight, and/or GoPro camera.
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Now for the main modification....extra real rod holders. After not using these flat sections since I purchased the yak, and not planning to sell any time soon I decided to take the plunge and attack the yak with the drill. I considered some star-port mounts but I like the idea of less things to setup/packup so prefer the in-built holders:

I started by marking out the hole size, using the paper bit that pealed off from the adhesive part that come on the new rod holder:
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Then came drilling the hole...be warned, watch out for the rudder tubing inside the hull. My circle-saw went straight into it but luckily didn't damage it. I tool it a bit slower when drilling the opposite side. I also had to use a bit of tape to 'move' the rudder tubing out of the way so the rod holder could slide down into the hull. The tape didn't effect the rudder pedal movement and I assume will lose its stick at some point anyway as was only a small piece of tape:
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A bit of silicon for extra sealing in the screw holes, and around the edge and this is how it looked when complete:
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And with some things in place..:
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The camera/flag/light pole can also be swung left/right which allows me to move it a bit more out of the way when putting those big fish into the fish bag ;)
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